Antar Jutla is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University.
Jutla has done extensive research in hydroepidemiology, which he describes as the nexus of hydroclimate, the environment and human health. He leads the Human Health and Hydro-environmental Sustainability Simulation Lab at WVU, an interdisciplinary research group that investigates how extreme events and enhanced climatic variability impact the emergence of water-borne pathogens that cause infection in humans. Through the use of satellite data, Jutla and his research team are able to create models that predict the distribution of pathogens across globe.
Jutla earned his doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University and master’s degrees in civil and geological engineering and soil and water engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and Punjab Agricultural University, respectively. Before joining the faculty at WVU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In 2018, he was awarded the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to support his work. His work is also funded by NASA’s Applied Sciences Program/Health and Air Quality Applications program.