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Barat, Robert B.

Contact Info
Title: Professor
Email: robert.b.barat@njit.edu
Office: 380 Tiernan Hall
Phone: 973-596-5605
Dept: Chemical Engineering
Webpage: http://web.njit.edu/~barat

About Me

Robert B. Barat, PhD,  professor of chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interests include: terahertz spectroscopy and imaging for homeland security; environmental pollutants monitoring and intelligent process control; applied optics in engineering and research; high-intensity combustion, incineration, and flame velocities; and pharmaceutical reaction engineering and control.

Barat received the 2007 NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award for for lower division undergraduate instruction. He received the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award in 2003.

Education

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.S., 1980.
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, M.S., 1983.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1990.

Awards and Honors

  • Saul K Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award 2003

Courses I Teach

RESEARCH & INDEP STUDY
RESEARCH & INDEP STUDY
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB II
INDEPENDENT STUDY I
INDEPENDENT STUDY II
PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH
MASTERS THESIS
MASTERS THESIS
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES
DISSERTATION & RES
MASTERS THESIS
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES

Research Interests

  • Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging for homeland security
  • Environmental pollutants monitoring and intelligent process control
  • Applied optics in engineering and research
  • High intensity combustion, incineration, flame velocities
  • Pharmaceutical reaction engineering and control

Selected Publications

T. Slanvetpan, and R. Barat, “Staged Combustor Control Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Chemical Engineering Communications (accepted)A. Sengupta, A. Bandyopadhyay, J. Federici, R. Barat, “Study of Morphological Effects on Terahertz Spectra using Ammonium Nitrate”, presented at the Optical Terahertz Science and Technology (OTST) 2005 conference Orlando, FL. Feng Huang, John F. Federici, RobertBarat, Dale Gary, “Detection of the agent inside or behind a barrier material”, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5584, p. 32-41, 2004. Feng Huang, John F. Federici, Robert Barat, Dale Gary, David Zimdars, “Optical properties around resonance peaks by THz-TDS”, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5584, p. 23-31, 2004. John F. Federici, Brian Schulkin, Feng Huang, Dale Gary, Robert Barat, Filipe Oliveira, and David Zimdars, ”THz Imaging and Sensing for Security Applications – Explosives, Weapons, and Drugs” Semiconductor Science and Technology. (accepted) F. Huang, J. Federici, D. Gary, R. Barat, D. Zimdars, “Noninvasive Study of Explosive Materials by THZ Time Domain Spectroscopy”, Present at the Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE) Conference, (2004) F. Huang, B. Schulkin, H. Altan, J. Federici, D. Gary, R. Barat, D. Zimdars, M. Chen, and D. Tanner, “Terahertz Study of 1,3,5-Trijnitro-s-triazine (RDX) by Time Domain Spectroscopy and FTIR”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 85 5535 (2004). K.P. Walsh, B. Schulkin, D. Gary, J.F. Federici, R. Barat, D. Zimdars, “Terahertz near-field interferometric and synthetic aperture imaging”, Proc. SPIE 5411, 9 (2004) F. Oliveira, R. Barat, B. Schulkin, F. Huang, J. Federici, D. Gary, and D. Zimdars, D., “Analysis of THz Spectral Images of Explosives and Bio-Agents using Trained Neural Networks”, Proc. SPIE, 45 (2004). S. Brukh, S. Mitra, R. Barat, “ Pathways to Methylene Chloride Destruction “, Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 176, pp. 531-555 (2004). T. Slanvetpan, and R. Barat, “Control of Nitric Oxide Emissions from a Laboratory Combustor Using Artificial Neural Networks”, Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 175, pp. 1761-1782 (2003). C. Bass, R. Barat, P. and Lemieux, “Identification of an Ideal Reactor Model in a Secondary Combustion Chamber”, AIChE Journal, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2619-2630 (2003). C. Bass, and R. Barat, “Detailed Mechanism Simulation of a Toroidal Jet-Stirred Combustor Using a Partially Stirred Reactor Model”, Combustion and Flame, vol 135, pp. 249-259 (2003). T. Slanvetpan, R.B. Barat, and J.G. Stevens, “Process Control of a Laboratory Combustor Using Neural Networks”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, vol 27, no. 11, pp. 1605-1616 (2003). F. Oliveira, R. Barat, B. Schulkin, J. Federici, and D. Gary, “Detection of Hidden Explosives and Bio-Agents, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco (2003) J. Federici, J., D. Gary, B. Schulkin, F. Huang, H. Altan, R. Barat, and D. Zimdars, “Terahertz Imaging using an Interferometric Array,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 2477 (2003). F. Oliveira, R. Barat, B. Schulkin, J. Federici, D. Gary, and D. Zimdars, “Neural Network Analysis of Terahertz Spectra of Explosives and Bio-agents”, Proc SPIE 5070, 60 (2003). J. Federici, D. Gary, B. Schulkin, F. Huang, H. Altan, and R. Barat, “THz Imaging using an Interferometric Array”, Ther International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research (ISSSR) 2003, Santa Barbara, CA June 2003. R. Brukh, T. Salem, T. Slanvetpan, R. Barat, and S. Mitra, “Process Modeling and On-Line Monitoring of Benzene and Other Species During the Two-Stage Combustion of Ethylene in Air”, Advances in Environmental Research vol. 6, pp. 359-367 (2002). V. Callahan, R. Barat, D. Cedio-Fengya, and J. Stevens, “The Effect of Partical Size Distribution on the Deposition of Charged Particles in Tubes”, Advances in Environmental Research vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 105-115 (2002).  

Patents

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,815,683, Terahertz imaging system and method, issued November 9, 2004, co-inventors, John Federici and Dale Gary.