Dr. Renat A. Sultanov

Dr. Renat A. Sultanov

Associate Professor of Information Systems
Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particles
Centennial Hall 367B – (320) 308-5756




Dr. Renat Sultanov came to St. Cloud, MN in fall 2005 joining the High Performance Computing Group at BCRL, St. Cloud State University. In his previous research position he worked for several years at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Sultanov has a vast experience in programming and computational science mainly in high performance computing, where he used various programming and sophisticated mathematical techniques to solve complex scientific problems. In prior years he held research/teaching positions in Bonn University (Germany), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Texas A&M University (College Station, TX).


  • PhD, Tashkent State University, Physics Department, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, USSR, 1990.
  • Bachelor, Tashkent State University, Physics Department, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, USSR, 1983.

Area of Research:

  • BCRL-HPCL Molecular modeling
  • BCRL-HPCL Quantum computing and quantum encryption
  • BCRL-HPCL Computational biomechanics
  • BCRL-HPCL High performance computing using parallel and distributed techniques

Research interests:

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Computational Bio-fluid Dynamics
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Cryptography
  • Clean Energy Technologies: Hydrogen – Antihydrogen, Astrochemistry

Selected Publications:

Sultanov, R.A., & Guster, D. (2013). Antihydrogen (H) and muonic antihydrogen (HOEº) formation in low energy three-charge-particle collisions. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 46, art. no. 215204.

Sultanov, R.A., & Guster, D. (2013). Muonic anti-hydrogen HÃÑOEº formation in low-energy three-body reactions: Slow pÃÑ+(OEº+OEº-)1s collisis. Few-Body Systems, 54(7-10), 1157-1160.

Sultanov, R.A., Guster, D., & Adhikari, S.K. (2012). A comparative study of the low energy HD+o-/p-H2 rotational excitation/de-excitation collisions and elastic scattering. AIP Advances, 2(1), art. no. 099.

Sultanov, R.A., & Guster, D. (2012). Numerical modeling and simulations of pulsatile human blood flow in different 3D-geometries. In L. H. Juarez (ed.), Fluid dynamics, computational modeling and applications, 475-492. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.

Sultanov, R.A., Guster, D., & Adhikari, S.K. (2012). Ultracold collisions between two light indistinguishable diatomic molecules: Elastic and rotational energy transfer in HD+HD. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 85(5), art. no. 052702.

Sultanov, R.A., Adhikari, S.K., & Guster, D. (2010). Quenching of para-H2 with an ultracold antihydrogen atom. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 81(2), art. no. 022705.

Sultanov, R.A., & Guster, D. (2009). Full dimensional computer simulations to study pulsatile blood flow in vessels, aortic arch and bifurcated veins: Investigation of blood viscosity and turbulent effects. IEEE Proceedings: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 , art. no. 5334202, 4704-4710.

Sultanov, R.A., Khugaev, A.V., & Guster, D. (2009). State-resolved rotational cross sections and thermal rate coefficients for ortho - / para - H2 + HD at low temperatures and HD + HD elastic scattering. Chemical Physics Letters, 475(4-6), 175-182.

R.A. Sultanov, D. Guster, B. Engelbrekt, and R. Blankenbecler, Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP’ 08), Volume II, 437 - 443, Eds. H.M. Arabnia, M.Q. Yang, J.Y. Yang, CSREA Press. WORLDCOMP’08.

R.A. Sultanov, D. Guster, B. Engelbrekt, and R. Blankenbecler, Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2008, p.p. 479-485, IEEE Computer Society.

R.A. Sultanov, D. Guster, Chem. Phys. Lett. 436, 19-24 (2007).

R.A. Sultanov, M. Nordby, and D. Guster, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC’07), June 25-28, 2007, Las Vegas, NV. Editors: H.R. Arabnia, Jack Y. Yang, and Mary Qu Yang, WORLDCOMP”07, CSREA Press, pp. 158-164 (2007).

R.A. Sultanov, D. Guster, Chemical Physics Letters 428, 227-230 (2006).

R.A. Sultanov, D. Guster, Chemical Physics 326, 641-646 (2006).

R.A. Sultanov, N. Balakrishnan, Journal of Chemical Physics 124 (12), art. no. 124321 (2006).

D. Guster, P. Safonov, R. Sundheim, and R.A. Sultanov, Journal of Informatics Education Research 8, Number 3, p. 81-106 (2006).

P. Safonov, D. Guster, R.A. Sultanov, D. Podkorytov, Issues in Information Systems, Volume VII, No. 2, pp. 33-37 (2006).

D. Guster, R.A. Sultanov, M. Nordby, R. Sundheim, ”Using Distributed Processing to Enhance Performance Characteristics of Hosts Used to SupportWWWApplications”, International Journal of Business Research (IJBR), Volume VI, Number 2, pp. 67-71 (2006).

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