Kirill Larin
Director for Graduate Program
Cullen College of Engineering Professor
Office Location: HBS 509
Phone: 832-842-8834
Email: klarin [at] uh.edu

Dr. Kirill Larin received an M.S. in Laser Physics and Mathematics from Saratov State University in 1995, an M.S. in Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2002. Before joining UH in 2004, Larin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UT-Galveston in the area of Biomedical Engineering and Optics.


Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston


Biothermodynamics (BIOE 3341)

Awards and Honors: 

2020 Cullen College of Engineering Professor
2016 Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, University of Houston
2016 Fellow, OSA
2015 Fellow, SPIE
2015 Gledden Visiting Fellowship (The University of Western Australia)
2013 Excellence in Research and Scholarship award, University of Houston
2011 Elected to SPIE Senior Membership
2010 CCE Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Houston
2008 Short Course Instructor “Tissue Optics and Optical Coherence Tomography” at OSA and CLEO
2008 Herbert Allen Award (American Society of Mechanical Engineering)
2008 Outstanding Young Scientist Award (HSEMB)
2007 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
2006 Coulter Foundation Young Investigator Award
2002 Mason Guest Award (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX)

Research Interests: 

Larin's research interests include biomedical engineering/optics with particular emphasis on diagnostic imaging, biosensing, microscopy and classification of tissues.

Selected Publications: 

Lan, G., S.R. Aglyamov, K.V. Larin, and M.D. Twa (2021). “In vivo human corneal shear-wave optical coherence elastography.” Optometry and vision science: official publication of the American Academy of Optometry, 98(1), 58-63. https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001633

Zvietcovich, F., A. Nair, Y.S. Ambekar, M. Singh, S.R. Aglyamov, M.D. Twa, and K.V. Larin (2020). “Confocal air-coupled ultrasonic optical coherence elastography probe for quantitative biomechanics.” Optics Letters, 45(23), 6567-6570. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.410593

Raghunathan, R., C-H. Liu, A. Kouka, M. Singh, R.C. Miranda, and K.V. Larin (2020). “Dose-response analysis of microvasculature changes in the murine fetal brain and the maternal extremities due to prenatal ethanol exposure.” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 25(12), 126001. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.25.12.126001

Miranda, R.C., R. Raghunathan, and K.V. Larin (2020). “Angiographic OCT images forewarn of disorders caused by maternal drug use.” Biophotonics (https://www.photonics.com/Articles/Angiographic_OCT_Images_Forewarn_of_D...

Zvietcovich, F., M. Singh, Y.S. Ambekar, S.R. Aglyamov, M.D. Twa, K.V. Larin (2020). “Micro air-pulse spatial deformation spreading characterizes degree of anisotropy in tissues.” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2020.3038633.

Zvietcovich, F., A. Nair, M. Singh, S.R. Aglyamov, M.D. Twa, and K.V. Larin (2020). “Dynamic optical coherence elastography of the anterior eye: understanding the biomechanics of the limbus.” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 61(7). doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.61.13.7

Boerner, P., D. Nevozhay, M. Hatamimoslehabadi, H.S. Chawla, F. Zvietcovich, S.Aglyamov, K.V. Larin, and K.V. Sokolov (2020). “Repetitive optical coherence elastography measurements with blinking nanobombs.” Biomedical Optics Express, 11(11), 6659-6673. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.401734

Ambekar, Y.S., M. Singh, G. Scarcelli, E.M. Rueda, B.M. Hall, R.A. Poché, and K.V. Larin (2020). “Characterization of retinal biomechanical properties using Brillouin microscopy.” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 25(9), 090502. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.25.9.090502

Liu, C-H., D. Nevozhay, H. Zhang, S. Das, A. Schill, M. Singh, S. Aglyamov, K.V. Sokolov, and K.V. Larin (2020). “Longitudinal elastic wave imaging using nanobomb optical coherence elastography: erratum.” Optics Letters, 45(12), 3296-3296. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.398141

Raghunathan, R., C-H. Liu, Y.S. Ambekar, M. Singh, R.C. Miranda, and K.V. Larin (2020). “Optical coherence tomography to evaluate murine fetal brain vasculature changes caused by prenatal exposure to nicotine.” Biomedical Optics Express, 11(7): 3618-3632. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.394905

  1. [Pending] Larin, K.V., A. Nair, M. Singh, S. Aglyamov (2020). “System and method to measure tissue biomechanical properties without external excitation.” Published Patent Application No. US20200329958 A1.