Antar Jutla, Ph.D.

Antar Jutla, Ph.D.


University of Florida

Dr. Antar Jutla is an environmental engineering sciences associate professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, India, a M.S. in civil and geological engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University, Mass.

The central theme of his research is to understand the role of humans in the hydrological cycle (i.e., the coupling between natural and human systems). Within this context, the bulk of Jutla's research has focused on quantifying the influence of weather, climatic and environmental processes on the abundance and presence of infectious pathogens, as well as predicting the risk of the outbreak of water- and air- borne diseases in the human population.

Jutla has developed a highly interdisciplinary platform, Geohealth and Hydrology Laboratory (GeoHLab), that specializes in the use of satellite remote sensing data to develop algorithms to identify complex spatio-temporal patterns to address issues of changing variability in climatic processes on the emergence of pathogenic niches. His research has been funded through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation (including a CAREER award), United States Department of Agriculture, United States Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, United Kingdom Department for International Development and United States Department of Transportation.