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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 183-301
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

Rohit Bhartia

B.S in Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1998)

Professional Experience
  • JPL Pasadena, California - Technical Assiociate Staff (1998-Present)
    • Software Development (Languages: C and Labview)
    • Scientific Visualization/Data Analysis
    • Instrument Control
    • Image Analysis
    • Instrument Development/Design
    • UV Raman and Fluorescence
    • Microscopy/Spectroscopy (UV/VIS)
    • Micro X-ray Computer Tomography
    • Microbial Diversity Studies
    • Graphic Design/Presentation

Selected Awards
New Technology Report Award - "Quantum Dots for on-off biological labeling" (2002)

Selected Publications
  1. Hug, W.F., R.D. Reid, R. Bhartia, "Miniature Integrated UV Resonance Fluorescence and Raman Sensor for Detection and Identification of Biochemical Warfare Agents", SPIE European Symposium in Security & Defense, 25-28 October (2004).
  2. William F. Hug, Ray D. Reid, Pamela Conrad, Arthur L. Lane, and Rohit Bhartia, "Portable Integrated UV Resonance Fluorescence and Raman Chemical Sensor for in situ, Autonomous, Detection", 31st Annual Conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Portland, OR., Oct. 3-7 (2004).
  3. Conrad, P.G., A.L. Lane and R. Bhartia (June 2004) Non-contact rapid detection of Chemical biosignatures in rock and sediment, invited Geochimica et. Cosmo. Acta (Goldschmidt supplement) A804.
  4. Conrad, P.G., A.L. Lane, R. Bhartia and G.D. McDonald (2004) The effects of molecular interactions with minerals on the detection of organic chemicals in rock and sediment by laser-induced native fluorescence, Intl. J. Astrobiol. Suppl. 1, 117.
  5. McDonald, G. D., P. G. Conrad, R. Bhartia, E. C. Salas and H. J. Sun Volatile organic biomarker release from microbial communities in extreme environments. Intl. J. Astrobiol. Suppl. 1, 66. (2004).
  6. Bhartia, R., G. D. McDonald, E. Salas and P. Conrad Determination of aromatic ring number using multi-channel deep UV native fluorescence. Lunar Plan. Sci. XXXV, 2045. (2004)
  7. Bhartia, R., McDonald, G.D., Salas, E.C., Hug, W., Reid, R., Conrad, P.G., A Model to Differentiate Organic Compounds Based on UV Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Intl. J. Astrobiology, Suppl. 1, 115-116 (2004).
  8. Lane, A.L, Conrad, P.G, Carsey, F.D., Bhartia, R., Hug, W., An In Situ Method for Detecting Organic Chemicals In Deep Ice Environments. Astrobiology, 3(S1): 72 (2004).
  9. Conrad, P.G., A.L. Lane and R. Bhartia, Optical Detection of Organic Chemical Biosignatures at Hydrothermal Vents 35th Lunar Plan. Sci. XXXV, 2055 (2004).
  10. Tsapin, A., G. McDonald, W. Abbey, R. Bhartia, W. Hug, R. Reid, "Fluorescence and amino acids measurements in water column of Antarctic subglacial lakes. Astrobiology, Vol. 2, No. 4, p. 632, (2002).
  11. Hug, WH., Reid, RD., Storrie-Lombardi, MC., Bhartia, R. Development Status of compact DEEP UV lasers for UV Raman Spectroscopy. 28th Annual Conference of the Federation of Analytic Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (2001).
  12. Storrie-Lombardi, MC., Douglas, S., Sun, H., McDonald, GH., Bhartia, R., Deep UV Native Fluorescence Imaging of Antarctic Cryptoendolithic Communities (2001).
  13. Storrie-Lombardi, MC., Bhartia, R., Nealson, KH. Determining Biosignatures by Complexity Analysis in Antarctic Cryptoendolithic Communities. General Meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (2001).
  14. Hug, WH., Reid, RD., Storrie-Lombardi, MC., Bhartia, R. A miniature Deep UV Raman Microscope with Fluorescence Imaging. PacificCHEM 2000 (2000).

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