Kirill V. Larin is the Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. He also holds joint appointments at the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston 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 has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and chapters in several textbooks on Biomedical Optics. He is a member of General Program Committee for the annual International Meeting on Optics, Laser Physics and Biophysics and currently a member of Optical Society of America, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Biology, and SPIE. 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.
Zhaolong Han is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. He received the B.S. degree (2005) and Ph.D. degree in Engineering (2013) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. His research interest lies in the multi-displine works of the application of OCT, eye biomechanics and computational mechanics.
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.