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Renat R. Letfullin

Associate Professor of Physics and Optical Engineerinig

Dr. Renet Letfullin is a leader in the field of nanomedicine. His contributions in optics, photonics, laser physics, nanophotonics, biophotonics, and nanomedicine were recognized with his distinction as a Fellow in SPIE, the international professional society for optics and optical engineering. One of Dr. Letfullin’s many discoveries, finding a new Optical Effect of Diffractive Multifocal Focusing of Waves: Plane and Spherical Waves, was named one of the 20 best optics discoveries of the 20th century. Dr. Letfullin is originally from Russia. He holds four patents in optical engineering and laser technology and is the editor of the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory and Nonlinear Optics. Check out his personal web page.

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory physics
  • Principles of optics
  • Laser physics
  • Introduction to nano-engineering
  • Biomedical optics
  • Biophysics
  • Nanomedicine

Research Experiences

  • Wave and quantum optics
  • Photonics
  • Laser physics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Biophotonics
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Plasmonics
  • Computational physics
  • Medical physics
  • Cosmology

Publications & Presentations

  • Letfullin, R. R. and George, T. F., Computational Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology: Lectures with Computer Practicums, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2016
  • Letfullin, R. R., Letfullin, A. R. and George, T. F., "Absorption Efficiency and Heating Kinetics of Nanoparticles in the RF Range for Selective Nanotherapy of Cancer," Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Vol. 11, 413-420, 2015
  • Letfullin, R. R., Rice, C. E. W. and George, T. F.,  "X-ray Optics of Gold Nanoparticles," Applied Optics, Vol. 53 (31), 7,208-7,214, 2014
  • Letfullin, R. R. and George, T. F., “Plasmonic Nanomaterials in Nanomedicine,” Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 1,063-1,097, 2013
  • Letfullin, R. R., Iversen, C. B. and George, T. F., “Modeling Nanophotothermal Therapy: Kinetics of Thermal Ablation of Healthy and Cancerous Cell Organelles and Gold Nanoparticles,” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Vol. 7, 137-145, 2011
  • Letfullin, R. R., Rice, C. E. W. and George, T. F., “Bone Cancer Therapy by Plasmonic Nanoparticles,” Therapeutic Delivery, Vol. 2, 1,259-1,273, 2011
  • Letfullin, R. R. and George, T. F., “Nanoscale Materials in Strong Ultrashort Laser Fields,” Computational Studies of New Materials II:  From Ultrafast Processes and Nanostructures to Optoelectronics, Energy Storage and Nanomedicine, World Scientific, Singapore, 37-64, 2011
  • Letfullin, R. R., George, T. F., Duree, G. C. and Bollinger, B., “Ultrashort Laser Pulse Heating of Nanoparticles: Comparison of Theoretical Approaches,” Advances in Optical Technologies, 2008
  • Letfullin, R. R., George, T. F., Siahmakoun, A. and McInerney, M., “De Broglie-Wave Lens," Optical Engineering, Vol. 47, 1-9, 2008
  • Letfullin, R. R., George, T. F. and Siahmakoun, A., “Diffractive Multifocal Focusing of de Broglie Matter Waves,” Journal of Nanophotonics, Vol. 1, 1-8, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • Senior Member, The Optical Society, 2016
  • Fellow, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2015
  • Senior Member, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2014

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Saratov State University, Laser Physics, 1992
  • M.S., Samara State University, Optics and Spectroscopy, 1984
  • B.S., Samara State University, Physics, 1982