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Rohit Bhargava

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rohit  Bhargava
Rohit Bhargava
Professor
  • Bioengineering
4265 Beckman Institute MC 251
405 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 265-6596

Affiliation

  • Bioengineering

Primary Research Area

  • Biomedical Imaging

Education

Ph.D. (Macromolecular Science and Engineering), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000.

Academic Positions

  • Co-Leader, HABITS--Health: Attitudes, Biology, Information Technology, Society Initiative, Beckman Institute, 2010-present
  • Affiliate Faculty, Computational Science and Engineering Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2006-present
  • Faculty, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2008- present
  • Research Affiliate, Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Carle Foundation Hospital, 2010-present
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2011-present
  • Associate Director and member, University of Illinois Cancer Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2011-present
  • Full-time faculty, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2005-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2005-2011
  • Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2011-2012
  • Professor and Bliss Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL., 2012-present

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Other Professional Employment

  • Research Assistant, NSF Center for Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, October 1996-February 2000.
  • Research Fellow, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, March 2000-August 2005.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate researchers in Prof. Bhargava's group help develop methods for diagnosing and grading cancer, in developing nanoparticle probes for optical imaging, in tissue engineering and in developing new computer software.

Research Interests

  • Cancer nanotechnology
  • 3D printing
  • Cancer pathology
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Chemical Imaging - infrared and Raman

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

R. Bhargava and I. W. Levin, eds., Spectrochemical Analyses Using Multichannel Infrared Detectors, Blackwell Publishing, UK, 2005

Chapters in Books

  • R. Bhargava and I. W. Levin, "Recent Development in Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Microspectroscopic Methods for Biomedical Analyses: From Single Point Detection to Two-Dimensional Imaging," Biomedical Photonics Handbook, CRC Press, Vo-Dinh Tran, ed., 2002.
  • R. Bhargava and I. W. Levin, "Mid-infrared Spectroscopic Imaging with Multichannel Detectors" in Spectrochemical Analyses using Multichannel Infrared Detectors, Blackwell Publishing, R. Bhargava and I. W. Levin, eds., 2005.
  • R. Bhargava, M. D. Schaeberle, and I. W. Levin, "Mid-infrared and Raman Spectroscopic Imaging" in Vibrational Spectroscopy of Biological and Polymeric Materials, Marcel Dekker, V. G. Gregariou and M. Braiman, eds., 2005.
  • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin, "Prostate Cancer Diagnosis by FTIR Imaging," M. Diem, P.R. Griffiths and J. Chalmers, eds., 2009.
  • A.K. Kodali, R. Bhargava "Nanostructured Probes to Enhance Optical and Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging for Biomedical Applications", Y.Y. Fu and A. Narlikar, eds. 2010.
  • R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava “Chemometric methods for biomedical vibrational spectroscopy and imaging”, P. Matousek and M.D. Morris, eds. 2010.
  • F.N. Pounder, R. Bhargava “Breast cancer pathology by infrared spectroscopy”, G. Srinivasan, ed, McGraw-Hill (2010 – anticipated)
  • M.J. Walsh, R. Bhargava “Infrared spectroscopic imaging: an integrative approach to pathology” G. Popescu, ed. “Nanobiophotonics” McGraw-Hill (2010)
  • K. Yeh, R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging” Emerging Imaging Technologies for Medicine, M. Anastasio and P. La Riviere, eds, Taylor Francis/CRC Press 2012

Selected Articles in Journals

  • B. Kwon, J. Jiang, M.V. Schulmerich, Z. Xu, R. Bhargava, G.L. Liu, W.P. King “Bimaterial Microcantilevers with Black Silicon Nanocone Arrays” Sensors Actuators A: Phys 199, 143-148 (2013)
  • T. van Dijk, D. Mayerich, R. Bhargava, P.S. Carney “Rapid spectral domain super-resolved imaging” Opt. Exp. 21, 12822-12830 (2013)
  • S.T. Sivapalan, B.M. DeVetter, T.K. Yang, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, C.J. Murphy “Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Polyelectrolyte-Wrapped Gold Nanoparticles in Colloidal Suspension” J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 10677-10682 (2013)
  • D. Mayerich, M.J. Walsh, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava “Real-Time Interactive Data Mining for Chemical Imaging Information: Application to Automated Histopathology” BMC Bioinformatics 14, 156 (2013)
  • T. van Dijk, D. Mayerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “Recovery of absorption spectra from Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopic measurements of intact spheres” Appl. Spectrosc. 67, 546-552 (2013)
  • T. van Dijk, S.T. Sivapalan, B. DeVetter, M.V. Schulmerich, T.K. Yang, C.J. Murphy, R. Bhargava, P.S. Carney “Competition between extinction and enhancement in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy” J. Phys.Chem. Lett. 4, 1193-1196 (2013)
  • A.B. Shah, S.T. Sivapalan, B.M. DeVetter, T.K. Yang, J. Wen, R. Bhargava, C.J. Murphy, J-M. Zuo “High-Index Facets in Gold Nanocrystals Elucidated by Coherent Electron Diffraction” Nano Lett 13, 1840–1846 (2013)
  • Y. Liu, C. Zhang, D. Hu, M. Kuhlenschmidt, T. Kuhlenschmidt, S. Mylon, R. Kong, R. Bhargava, T. Nguyen “Role of collector alternating charged patches on transport of Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst in a patchwise charged heterogeneous micromodel" Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 2670–2678 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/es304075j
  • A.K. Kodali, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Palekar, R. Bhargava “Sculpting the analytical volume in and around nanoparticle sensors using a multilayer geometry” Anal. Chem. 85, 3842–3848 (2013)
  • S.T. Sivapalan, B.M. DeVetter, T.K. Yang, T. van Dijk, M.V. Schulmerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava, C.J. Murphy “Off-Resonance SERS From Gold Nanorod Suspensions As A Function Of Aspect ratio: Not What We Thought” ACS Nano 7, 2099–2105 (2013)
  • A. Abouimrane, S.A. Odom, H. Tavassol, M.V. Schulmerich, H. Wu, R. Bhargava, A.A. Gewirth, J. S. Moore, K. Amine “3-Hexylthiophene as a Stabilizing Additive for High Voltage Cathodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries” J. Electrochem. Soc. 160, A268-A271 (2013)
  • B. Kwon, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, W. P. King “Infrared Emission from Heated Microcantilevers” In press (2013)
  • J. G. Moreno-Torres, X. Llora, D.E. Goldberg, R. Bhargava “Repairing Fractures between Data using Genetic Programming-based Feature Extraction: A Case Study in Cancer Diagnosis” Information Sciences 222, 805–823 (2013).
  • R.K. Reddy, M.J. Walsh, M.V. Schulmerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “High-definition infrared spectroscopic imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. 67, 93-105 (2013)
  • M. Kole, M.V. Schulmerich, M. Gelber, R. Bhargava “Discrete frequency infrared microspectroscopy and imaging with a tunable quantum cascade laser” Anal. Chem. In press (2012) DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac302513f
  • R. Bhargava “Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging: The next generation” Appl. Spectrosc. In press (2012) [Invited Focal Point Article]
  • R. Ambekar, T. Lau, M.J. Walsh, R. Bhargava, K. Toussaint “Quantifying collagen transformations in breast biopsies using second-harmonic generation imaging” Biomed. Opt. Exp. 3, 2021-2035 (2012)
  • • M.V. Schulmerich, M.J Walsh, M. Gelber, R. Kong, M. Kole, S. Harrison, J. McKinney, D. Thompson, L. Kull, R. Bhargava “Compositional analysis of soybean seed by Transmission Raman spectroscopy” J. Agric. Food. Chem. (2012)
  • R.K. Reddy, M.J. Walsh, M.V. Schulmerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “High-definition infrared spectroscopic imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. In press (2012)
  • S.A. Odom, T.P. Tyler, M.M. Caruso, J. Ritchey, M.V. Schulmerich, S.J. Robinson, R. Bhargava, N.R. Sottos, S.R. White, M.C. Hersam, J.S. Moore “Autonomic Restoration of Electrical Conductivity Using Polymer-Stabilized Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Microcapsules” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 043106 (2012)
  • N. Lv, S.E. Mylon, R. Kong, R. Bhargava, J.L. Zilles, T.H. Nguyen “Interactions between dissolved natural organic matter and adsorbed DNA and their effect on natural transformation of Azotobacter vinelandii” Sci. Total Environ.. 426, 430-435 (2012)
  • M.J. Walsh, R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava “Label-free Biomedical Imaging with Mid-Infrared Microspectroscopy” IEEE J Sel Top Quant 18,1502 - 1513 (2012) [invited] DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2011.2182635
  • M.J Walsh, S.E. Holton, A. Kajdacsy-Balla, R. Bhargava “Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging for Comprehensive Breast Tissue Histopathology” Vib. Spectrosc. 60, 23-28 (2012) DOI: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2012.01.010
  • B. Kwon, M.V. Schulmerich, S. Holton, R. Bhargava, W.P. King “Infrared microspectroscopy combined with conventional atomic force microscopy” Ultramicroscopy 116, 56-61. (2012)
  • J.T. Kwak, R.K. Reddy, S. Sinha, R. Bhargava “An analysis of the sources of variance in Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging of tissues” Anal. Chem. 84, 1063-1069 (2012) DOI: 10.1021/ac2026496
  • B. Kwon, M. Rosenberger, R. Bhargava, D.G. Cahill, W.P. King “Dynamic Thermomechanical Response of Bimaterial Microcantilevers to Periodic Heating by Infrared Radiation” Rev. Sci. Instr. 83, 015003 (2012) DOI: 10.1063/1.3680107
  • • D.M. Mahr, R. Bhargava, M.F. Insana “Multimodal image simulations using in-silico breast phantoms” IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 31, 689 - 697 (2012). DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2011.2175401
  • • J. Liu, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, B.T. Cunningham “Optimally designed narrowband mid-infrared guided-mode resonance reflectance filters for mid-infrared optical spectroscopy” Opt. Exp. 19, 24182-24197 (2011). DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.024182
  • • D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, T. Truong, E. Lui, A. Mihi, M.V. Schulmerich, P.V. Braun, R. Bhargava, J.A. Rogers “Cavity-coupled quasi-three dimensional plasmonic crystals” Nat. Commun. 2, 479 (2011) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1487
  • • A.K. Kodali, R. Bhargava “Effect of non-specificity in shape, size, and dielectric properties on electromagnetic extinction and optical field enhancement from spherical nanolayered metal-dielectric particles" Theor Chem Acc 130, 991-1000 (2011) [Invited] - DOI: 10.1007/s00214-011-1038-1
  • • S. E. Holton, M.J. Walsh, A. Kajdacsy-Balla, R. Bhargava “Label-free characterization of cancer-activated fibroblasts in cell culture and clinical tissues using infrared spectroscopic imaging” Biophys. J. 101, 1513-1521 (2011) – DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2011.07.055
  • • J. Yao, A. Le, M.V. Schulmerich, J. Maria, T. Lee, S.K. Gray, R. Bhargava, J.A. Rogers, R.G. Nuzzo “Soft Embossing of Nanoscale Optical and Plasmonic Structures in Glass” ACS Nano, 5, 5763–5774 (2011) - DOI 10.1021/nn201464t.
  • • S.E. Holton, M.J. Walsh, R. Bhargava “Localizing subcellular biochemical transformations in cancer-activated fibroblasts using high-resolution infrared spectroscopic imaging” Analyst 136, 2953-2958 (2011) DOI: 10.1039/c1an15112f
  • • R. Kong, R. Bhargava “Characterization of Porcine Skin as a Model for Human Transdermal Diffusion” Analyst 136, 2359 - 2366 (2011) DOI: 10.1039/C1AN15111H
  • • M.J. Nasse, M.J. Walsh, E.C. Mattson, R. Reininger, A. Kajdacsy-Balla,V. Macias, R. Bhargava,* C.J. Hirschmugl* “High-resolution Fourier transform infrared chemical imaging with multiple synchrotron beams” Nat. Methods, 8, 413-416 (2011) DOI:10.1038/NMETH.1585 [*Joint corresponding authors]
  • • J. G. Moreno-Torres, X. Llora, D.E. Goldberg, R. Bhargava “Repairing Fractures between Data using Genetic Programming-based Feature Extraction: A Case Study in Cancer Diagnosis” Information Sciences, In press (2011).
  • • J.T. Kwak, S.M. Hewitt, S. Sinha, R. Bhargava “Multimodal microscopy for automated histologic analysis of prostate cancer” BMC Cancer 11, 62- (2011) [Designated “Highly Accessed”]
  • • B.J. Davis, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “Infrared Microspectroscopy of Intact Fibers” Anal. Chem. 83, 525–532. (2011)
  • • B. Kwon, C. Wang, K. Park, R. Bhargava, W.P. King “Themomechanical Sensitivity of Microcantilevers in the Mid-infrared Spectral Region”, Nano Micro Thermophys Eng, 15, 16-28 (2011)
  • • J. G. Moreno-Torres, X. Llora, D.E. Goldberg, R. Bhargava “On the homogenization of data from two laboratories using genetic programming” Lec. Notes Comp. Sci., 6471/2010, 185-197 (2010), DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17508-4_12.
  • S.E. Holton, A.Bergamaschi, B.S. Katzenellenbogen, R. Bhargava “Integration of Molecular Profiling and Chemical Imaging to Elucidate Fibroblast-Microenvironment Impact on Cancer Cell Phenotype and Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer” PLoS One 9, 5, e96878 (2014)
  • • A.K. Kodali, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Palekar, X. Llora, R. Bhargava “Optimized Nanospherical Layered Alternating Metal-dielectric Probes for Optical Sensing” Opt. Exp., 18, 23302-23313 (2010)
  • • R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava “Automated noise reduction for accurate classification of tissue from low signal-to-noise ratio imaging data” Analyst, 135, 2818-2825 (2010) DOI: 10.1039/C0AN00350F
  • • A.K. Kodali, X. Llora, R. Bhargava “Optimally tailored Raman spectroscopic probes for ultrasensitive and highly multiplexed assays” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 107, 13620-13625 (2010) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1003926107
  • • A.K. Kodali, M.V. Schulmerich, J. Ip, G. Yen, B.T. Cunningham, R. Bhargava “Narrowband Mid-infrared reflectance filters using guided mode resonance” Anal. Chem., 82, 5697–5706 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/ac1007128
  • • M.V. Schulmerich, A.K. Kodali, R.K. Reddy, L.J. Elgass, R. Bhargava “Dark field Raman Microscopy” Anal. Chem., 82, 6273–6280 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/ac1014194
  • • R. Kong, R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava “Characterization of Tumor Progression in Engineered Tissue using Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging” Analyst 135, 1569-1578 (2010) DOI: 10.1039/c0an00112k
  • • B.J. Davis, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “Theory of mid-infrared absorption microspectroscopy. II. Heterogeneous samples” Anal. Chem., 82, 3487–3499 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/ac902068e
  • • B.J. Davis, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “Theory of mid-infrared absorption microspectroscopy. I. Homogeneous samples” Anal. Chem., 82, 3474–3486 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/ac902067p
  • • R. Bhargava, R.S. Perlman, D.C. Fernandez, I.W. Levin, E.G. Bartick “Non-invasive detection of superimposed latent fingerprints and inter-ridge trace evidence by infrared spectroscopic imaging” Anal Bioanal. Chem. 394, 2069–2075 (2009)
  • • X. Llora, A.Priya, R. Bhargava “Observer-Invariant Histopathology using Genetics-Based Machine Learning” Nat. Computing, 8, 101-120 (2009)
  • • K. Park, J. Lee, R. Bhargava, W.P. King “Femtogram-Level Sampling for Spectroscopic Analysis Using Functional Self-Cleaning Scanning Probe Tips” Anal. Chem. 80, 3221 -3228 (2008)
  • • R. Bhargava “Practical FTIR chemical imaging for cancer pathology” Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 389, 1155-1169 (2007)
  • • G. Srinivasan, R. Bhargava “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging: the emerging evolution from a microscopy tool to a cancer imaging modality” Spectroscopy, 22, 40-51 (2007)
  • • R. Bhargava, S.M. Hewitt, I.W. Levin “Re:Unrealistic Expectations for IR Microspectroscopic Imaging” Nature Biotechnol., 25, 31-33 (2007)
  • • R. Bhargava, D.C. Fernandez, S.M. Hewitt, I.W. Levin “High throughput assessment of cells and tissues: Bayesian classification of spectral metrics from infrared vibrational spectroscopic imaging data” Biochim Biophys Acta. 1758, 830-845 (2006)
  • • D.C. Fernandez,* R. Bhargava,* S.M. Hewitt, I.W. Levin “Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging For Histopathologic Recognition” Nature Biotechnol., 23, 469-474 (2005) [*equal first authors]
  • • I.W. Levin, R. Bhargava “Fourier Transform Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging: Integration of Microscopy and Molecular Recognition” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 56, 429-474 (2005)
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “Application of Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization to Spectroscopic Imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. 58, 995-1000 (2004)
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “Enhanced Time-resolved Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging for Reversible Dynamics” J. Phys. Chem. A 108, 3896-3901 (2004)
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “Probing the Structure and Dynamics of Macromolecular Composites by Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging” Vib. Spectrosc. 34, 13-24 (2004) [Invited Special Issue: Prominent Young Vibrational Spectroscopists]
  • • R. Bhargava, S.Q. Wang, J.L. Koenig “FTIR Microspectroscopy of Polymeric Systems” Adv. Polym. Sci. 163, 137-191 (2003)
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “Time Resolved Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. 57, 357-366 (2003) [Accelerated Publication]
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “Non-invasive Imaging of Molecular Dynamics in Heterogeneous Materials” Macromolecules 36, 92-96 (2003) [Featured in Anal. Chem. News Section, July 2003]
  • • S.W. Huffman, R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “A Generalized Implementation of Rapid-Scan Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. 56, 965-969 (2002) [Accelerated Publication]
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “A Critical Analysis of Time Averaging and Multiplexing in Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging” Anal. Chem. 74, 1429-1435 (2002)
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging of Biological Tissue” Trends Appl. Spectrosc. 3, 57-67 (2001)
  • • R. Bhargava, D.C. Fernandez, M.D. Schaeberle, I.W. Levin “Gain Ranging for FTIR Imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. 54, 1580-1589 (2001)
  • • R. Bhargava, I.W. Levin “FTIR imaging: Theory and Practice” Anal. Chem. 73, 5157-5167 (2001)
  • • T. Ribar, R. Bhargava, J.L. Koenig “Examining Polymer Dissolution by FTIR Imaging: 2. Good-Poor Solvent Mixtures” Macromolecules 34, 8340-8346 (2001)
  • • R. Bhargava, D.C. Fernandez, M.D. Schaeberle, I.W. Levin “Towards Faster FTIR Imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. 55, 1079-1084 (2001)
  • B. Kwon, M. Seong, J. Liu, M. Rosenberger, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, B.T. Cunningham, W.P. King “Large infrared absorbance of bimaterial microcantilevers based on Silicon high contrast gratings” J. Appl. Phys. 114, 153511 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4825313
  • • J.L. Koenig, S.Q. Wang, R. Bhargava “FTIR Images: A picture is worth a thousand spectra” Anal. Chem. 73, 351A-391A (2001) [Cover Feature Article]
  • • R. Bhargava, D.C. Fernandez, M.D. Schaeberle, I.W. Levin “Effect of Focal Plane Array Cold Shield Aperture Size on Fourier Transform Infrared Imaging Microspectrometer Performance”, Appl. Spectrosc. 54, 1743-1750 (2000)
  • • T. Ribar, R. Bhargava, J.L. Koenig “Examining Polymer Dissolution by FTIR Imaging: 1. Good Solvents” Macromolecules 33, 8842-8849 (2000)
  • • R. Bhargava, S.Q. Wang, J.L. Koenig “Processing FTIR Imaging Data for Morphology Visualization” Appl. Spectrosc. 54, 1690-1706 (2000)
  • • R. Bhargava, B.G. Wall, J.L. Koenig “Comparison of the FT-IR mapping and imaging techniques applied to polymeric systems” Appl. Spectrosc. 54, 470-479 (2000)
  • • R. Bhargava, S.Q. Wang, J.L. Koenig “Route to higher fidelity FT-IR imaging” Appl. Spectrosc. 54, 486-495 (2000)
  • • R. Bhargava, S.Q. Wang, J.L. Koenig “Studying polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal formation by FTIR spectroscopy. 2. Phase separation and ordering”, Macromolecules 32, 8989-8995 (1999)
  • • R. Bhargava, S.Q. Wang, J.L. Koenig “Studying polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal formation by FTIR spectroscopy. 1. Monitoring curing reactions”, Macromolecules 32, 8982-8988 (1999)
  • • R. Bhargava, T. Ribar, J.L. Koenig “Towards faster FT-IR imaging by reducing noise” Appl. Spectrosc. 53, 1313-1322 (1999)
  • • R. Bhargava, S.Q. Wang, J.L. Koenig “FTIR imaging studies of a new two-step process to produce polymer dispersed liquid crystals” Macromolecules 32, 2748-2760 (1999)
  • M.V. Schulmerich, M. Gelber, H. Azam, S. Harrison, J. McKinney, D. Thompson, B. Owen, L. Kull, Linda, R. Bhargava "Amino Acid quantification in bulk soybeans by transmission Raman spectroscopy" Anal. Chem. 85, 11376–11381 (2013)
  • • U.S. Agarwal, R. Bhargava, R.A. Mashelkar “Brownian dynamics simulation of a polymer molecule in solution under elongational flow” J. Chem. Phys. 108, 1610-1616 (1998)
  • • R. Bhargava, S.Q. Wang, J.L. Koenig “FT-IR imaging of the interface in multicomponent systems using optical effects induced by differences in refractive index” Appl. Spectrosc. 52, 323-328 (1998) [Accelerated Publication]

Teaching Honors

  • AE3 Scholar, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (2005)
  • Incomplete Lists of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 8 times (2006-present)
  • Accenture Outstanding Faculty Award for Undergraduate Advising (2007, 2009)
  • Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence (2009)
  • Teaching Academy Faculty Fellow in Engineering (2010)
  • Teaching Academy Faculty Fellow in Engineering (2011)
  • Rose Award for Teaching Excellence (2012)

Research Honors

  • William F. Meggers Award, Society for Applied Spectroscopy (1999)
  • National Science Talent Search Scholar, NCERT, India (1989-1996)
  • The Undergraduate Research Award, IIT-D (1994)
  • The Roll of Honour for Outstanding Cumulative Contribution as an Undergraduate (1996)
  • Samuel H. Maron Award, Case Western Reserve University (1998)
  • Sigma Pi Epsilon Honor Society, Society of Plastic Engineers (2000)
  • Case Alumni Award for Best Graduate Spectroscopist (2000)
  • William F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, Association of British Spectroscopists (2001)
  • William F. Meggers Award, Society for Applied Spectroscopy (2002)
  • Best Manuscript, Prominent Young Vibrational Spectroscopists' Issue of Vibrational Spectroscopy (2004)
  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2006)
  • Bronze Medal, Human-Competitive Competition, GECCO07 (2007)
  • DoD Young Investigator, Prostate Cancer Research program (2007)
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study (2010)
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2011)
  • Campus award for outstanding promotion and tenure dossier (2011)
  • FACSS Innovation Award (2012)

Public Service Honors

  • Ramachandra Rao Dasari Lecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2008)
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy National Tour Speaker (2008)