Dr. Salavat Aglyamov received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics in 1991 and 1993, respectively, from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. He received the Ph.D. degree in biophysics in 1999 from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia. From 2001 to 2002 he worked in the Biomedical Ultrasonics Lab at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as a postdoctoral fellow, where he was engaged in mathematical modeling of behavior of the soft biological tissue under externally applied loading and as a research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined University of Houston as Reseach Assistant Professor of Mechanocal Engineering in June 2017. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and chapters in two books. His research interests are in the areas of tissue biomechanics, elasticity imaging, and applied mathematics.
Kirill V. Larin is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. He also holds joint appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine and Department of Optics and Biophysics at the Saratov State University (SSU) in Russia. Larin received his first M.S. in Laser Physics and Mathematics from the SSU (1995), his second M.S. in Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics (2001) and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (2002). His research contributions are in Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics and development and application of various optical methods for noninvasive and nondestructive imaging and diagnostics of tissues and cells. Larin is the recipient of Presidential Award from Russian President Boris Yeltsin recognizing his significant contributions in optics. He has also received Wallace Coulter Young Investigator Translation Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Houston Society for Engineers in Medicine and Biology, and Herbert Allen Award from American Society for Mechanical Engineers. Larin currently serves as an Instructor for short courses on Tissue Optics for the Optical Society of America. He is Fellow of SPIE and OSA.
Susobhan Das is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (2016) from the University of Kansas. His research interests include biomedical imaging and new applications of OCT, modeling of tunable nano-photonics devices, plasmonics, RF & electromagnetics and antenna design.
Alex received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006 and has more than 14 years combined experience working with optics & lasers. Before coming to UH he worked for 6 years in R&D at Coherent, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA. His research interests include biomedical and adaptive optics, state-of-the-art laser sources, and development of new OCT applications.