Rohit Bhargava joins Spectroscopy’s Editorial Advisory Board

December 18, 2015

Spectroscopy magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Rohit Bhargava to its editorial advisory board.

Spectroscopy magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Rohit Bhargava to its editorial advisory board.

Bhargava joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in 2011. He became a full professor in 2012.

Research in the Bhargava laboratories focuses on theory and simulation for spectroscopic imaging, developing new instrumentation, and making chemical imaging practical for digital molecular pathology in cancer. Using 3D printing and engineered tumor models, Bhargava’s recent research seeks to explain the biology and physical aspects of hetero-cellular interactions in cancer progression.

Bhargava received dual B. Tech. degrees (in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science and Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in 1996. His doctoral thesis work at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio focused on polymer spectroscopy and infrared imaging.

Among Bhargava’s recent national honors for spectroscopy research are the Meggers Award (from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 2014), the Craver Award (from the Coblentz Society, 2013), and the FACSS Innovation Award (2012). He then worked as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2000 to 2005, where he developed infrared imaging technology and its applications in cancer pathology.