Aroh Barjatya

Title
Professor
Email
Department
Physical Sciences Department
College
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

T-Th 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise

Space Systems Engineering, Embedded Systems, In-situ Plasma Diagnostics
Aroh Barjatya


Dr. Aroh Barjatya is Professor of Engineering Physics and Director of the Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab (http://sail.erau.edu). He is a space systems expert with an eye for looking at the big picture and a passion for finding efficient out-of-the-box solutions for tough technical, analytical, and management problems. His research interests and active projects span small satellites, sounding rockets, high altitude balloons, spacecraft charging, embedded electronics, space situational awareness, and space systems engineering.

• Dr. Barjatya has written or co-written eleven successful proposals over the last decade to various federal funding agencies that resulted in over $74M of funding for delivering hardware to be launched in sounding rockets, CubeSats/SmallSats, and high-altitude balloons. He has overseen seven space flight projects from the proposal stage to requirements review, PDR, CDR, MRR, launch and commissioning. He is currently part of 6 additional missions, including a NASA mission to Mars.
• As a tenured Full Professor and Program Coordinator for Engineering Physics program at ERAU, he led and developed a five-year strategic plan for the department, started the Spacecraft Instrumentation area of concentration within the major, and performed annual assessment of the program, including a five-year comprehensive review that provided a metrics-based assessment of our progress.
• He is active member in multiple cross disciplinary academic societies such as AGU, Senior Member in IEEE, AIAA, etc. He has also organized sessions and panels at multiple conferences and workshops.
• He currently serves on the NASA Heliophysics Advisory Committee and NASA Space Environment Technical Definition Team, and a past member of NASA Sounding Rocket Working Group.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering: Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Utah State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Utah State University

  • EP 800: Dissertation
  • EP 496: Space Systems Design I

Spacecraft Systems Engineering (EP394)
Space Systems Design (EP496, EP497)
Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation (EP391, EP391Lab)
Advanced Electricity and Magnetism (EP703)
Physics I (PS150)
Physics III (PS250)


IEEE Senior Member

AGU Member

AIAA Member

AAAS Member


  • Dean’s Award for Leadership and Innovation, College of Arts and Sciences, 2021
  • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2019
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, ECE Department, USU, Logan, UT, 2007
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, 2005
  • Outstanding Poster Award, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA     2004