November 13, 2017

Researchers Put New Spin on Old Technique to Engineer Better Absorptive Materials

The Illinois News Bureau recently published the work of Drs. Rohit Bhargava, Ayanjeet Ghosh, Prabuddha Mukherjee, and San Deb. Check out the story below!

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October 12, 2017

Mapping Solvation Environments in Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks with Infrared Chemical Imaging

Take a look at our newest paper by Ayan Ghosh, Prabuddha Mukherjee, and San Deb published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

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October 3, 2017

Matthew Gelber's Defense

Congratulations to Matt Gelber for defending his PhD dissertation! We look forward to seeing where your doctorate takes you.
September 29, 2017

Bhargava Group Outing

The lab took an afternoon off to enjoy the great outdoors and connect with one another. There was grilling and volleyball and some very well-deserved relaxation.

July 19, 2017

Dr. Tomasz Wrobel's New Job

Congratulations to Dr. Tomasz (Tomek) Wrobel who has joined the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences on a tenure-track position in Krakow, Poland. You will be missed in the lab and we wish you the best of luck on your new endeavors!

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July 18, 2017

WYSE Campers Visit the Lab for a Day

The CISL group was delighted to host WYSE summer campers for a day in lab! A special thanks to Troy Comi, Rachel Norman, and Pierce Hadley for making the day a huge success.

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July 5, 2017

Cancer Center at Illinois Launched

Rohit Bhargava, Founding Director, announced that the Cancer Center at Illinois will bring together more than 90 faculty members from across campus, and numerous graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, to pursue cancer-related research.

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June 2, 2017

2017 EAS Graduate Student Research Award

Saumya Tiwari has been named as one of 4 winners of the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Graduate Student Research Awards! She will be attending the Symposium and Exhibition in November 2017 with all expenses covered. Congratulations Saumya!

May 15, 2017

TiMe Day Symposium 2017 Poster Winner

Congratulations to Shachi Mittal for winning runner-up in the innagural Tissue and Microenvironment (TiMe) Day Poster Competition!

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May 6, 2017

Dongkwan Lee Named 2017 Beckman Institute Undergraduate Fellow

Dongkwan Lee has been named a 2017 Beckman Institute Undergraduate Fellow! Congratulations, Kwan!

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April 19, 2017

25th Annual Office Professional of the Year Nomination

Congratulations to Jim McGraw for being nominated as an Office Professional of the Year for The Secretariat! The competition was fierce, and although he wasn't selected, it is an honor to recognize his hard work and dedication!

April 17, 2017

Shachi Mittal Named 2017 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

Congratulations to Shachi Mittal for being named a 2017 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow!

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April 10, 2017

Beckman Institute Vision and Spirit Award

Rohit Bhargava, Founder Professor of Engineering and full-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute’s Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, has received the Beckman Institute Vision and Spirit Award.

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April 5, 2017

Image of Research

Matt Gelber submitted and became a finalist for the 2017 Image of Research competition!

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March 29, 2017

2017 GEM Associate Fellow

The BioE Department named Craig Richard 2017 GEM Associate Fellow. Congratulations, Craig!

March 14, 2017

Hadley to Receive Schowalter Award for Leadership, Dedication

Pierce Hadley, a junior in bioengineering and a member of the first class of Cancer Scholars within that department, has been named the recipient of the William R. Schowalter Award, given by the College of Engineering.

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February 22, 2017

Rapid Imaging of Polymers Could Lead to Better Bioimaging

Developing faster imaging techniques could provide better imaging of biological materials, particularly histology samples.

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February 20, 2017

3D-Printed Objects Serve As Sacrificial Templates, Mimicking Physiological Structures

Matt Gelber has been working on creating objects that can be designed to mimic physiological structures such as blood or lymphatic vessels and secretory ducts.

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January 31, 2017

Engineering Investitures Ceremony

Dr. Rohit Bhargava was celebrated as a Founder of Engineering by the College of Engineering.

January 2017

Analyst Article

"Rapid visualization of macromolecular orientation by discrete frequency mid-infrared spectroscopic imaging" written by Tomek Wrobel, Prabuddha Mukherjee, and Rohit Bhargava.

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January 12, 2017

Agilent Thought Leader Award

Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Bioengineering Researcher Rohit Bhargava of University of Illinois Cancer Center.


December 15, 2016

VizLab 2016 Science Imaging Challenge

Congratulations to Matt Gelber for being a finalist in the School of Chemical Science's VizLab 2016 Science Imaging Challenge!!

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December 12, 2016

Agilent Thought Leader Award Announcement

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that Dr. Rohit Bhargava has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of infrared spectroscopic imaging, and its application to life sciences research.

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September 9, 2016

Founder Professor in Bioengineering

Rohit Bhargava named Founder Professor in Bioengineering by the College of Engineering.

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August 2016

TiMe Fellowship

Seth Kenkel has been selected as a trainee for the new NIH-supported Tissue Microenvironment training program. Congratulations, Seth!

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June 16, 2016

Improving Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Beckman Insitute Postdoctoral Fellow Tomasz Wrobel featured for his research with chemical imaging for prostate cancer diagnostics.

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May 16, 2016

Bhargava Named Director of the Cancer Community @ Illinois

Dr. Rohit Bhargava named as Director of the Cancer Community @ Illinois for 3 years, after being its long-time faculty coordinator.

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May 2, 2016

Nadine Barrie Smith Memorial Fellowship

Saumya Tiwari is selected as the Nadine Barrie Smith Memorial Fellowship recipient. Congratulations Saumya!

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April 15, 2016

Bhargava Lab Receives Funding for Cancer Imaging

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a new four-year grant of more than $1.6 million to Beckman researchers for the development of innovative cancer imaging.

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October 2015

BRAIN Initiative Grant Awarded

Sweedler, Gillette and Bhargava awarded BRAIN Initiative grant to develop new cross-disciplinary tools for brain characterization at the cellular level.

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June 2015

Carbon Nanoparticles you can Make at Home

Prabuddha Mukherjee and Rohit Bhargava, in collaboration with Dipanjan Pan and Santosh Misra, are involved in research to produce carbon nanoparticles that can be used for biomedical purposes

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May 2015

Graduate Cancer Program

Rohit Bhargava speaks at event announcing new graduate cancer program [“University of Illinois announces graduate cancer program” (willradio.tv.online)]; “University collaborates with Carle for Cancer Community program” (The Daily Illini).

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October 2015

Celebrating Blue Waters

Rohit Bhargava sits on panel at celebration of Blue Waters supercomputer [“Celebrating Blue Waters” (National Center for Supercomputing Applications); National Center for Supercomputing Applications Facebook page: Blue Waters].

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April 2015

2015 Beckman Graduate Fellow

Congratulations to Saumya Tiwari for being selected as a 2015 Beckman Graduate Fellow!

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April 2015

Engineering Freshman of the Year Award

Congratulations to Pierce Hadley for winning the University of Illinois Engineering Freshman of the Year Award, awarded at the Outstanding Contribution Award Banquet!

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April 2015

Cancer Documentary Trailer

Matthew Kole featured in cancer documentary trailer (see complete “Living With Cancer in Central Illinois” documentary:
Part 1: “Strategic Treatment”;
Part 2: “Seeking a Cure”;
Part 3: “Diagnoses & Decisions”).

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April 2015

Cancer Documentary Interview

Rohit Bhargava interviewed in documentary “Living with Cancer in Central Illinois”.

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March 2015

Stainless Biopsy Imaging

Prof. Bhargava led a group that uses infrared light to image biopsy samples without dyes or stains [“New technique paints tissue samples with light” (Illinois News Bureau); “Stain remover? New infrared technology ‘paints’ tissue samples with light” (Medical Daily); “Staining tissue with light” (Optics & Photonics News); “University of Illinois scientist develops new cancer tool” (India West)]

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March 2015

Tumor Microenvironment

Prof. Bhargava and team measure tumor microenvironments with chemical imaging to enable precision medicine for prostate cancer.

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March 2015

ASEE Outstanding Poster Award

Congratulations to Pierce Hadley, Mark Gryka, and Matt Gelber for winning the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Outstanding Poster Award!

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March 2015

Induction into AIMBE

Rohit Bhargava to be inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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March 2015

New College of Medicine

U of I gets new College of Medicine for the first time in 60 years!

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February 2015

UI-Carle Medical School up for Academic Senate Vote

The campus Academic Senate is scheduled to vote on the proposal when it meets at 3:10 p.m. today, in what would be the first formal step toward approval for the plan.

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January 2015


Bhargava group works on quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) to push infrared imaging closer to the clinic.

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2014 & 2013

December 2014

Cancer Scholars Program

Through “Cancer Scholars,” Bhargava Pilots Challenge-Inspired Education Model.

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August 2013

2013 Prostate Cancer Highlights

A Novel Microscopy Technique for Better Prostate Cancer Detection and Prognosis

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