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Roger Narayan

Nano Research Area

  • Nano-Energy & Environment
  • Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
  • Nano-Characterization
  • Nano-Electronics
  • Nano-Materials & Engineering

Research Summary

Laser-fabricated devices, including implantable sensors, drug delivery devices, and artificial tissues, will become significant tools in medical care over the coming decades. Dr. Narayan's group has demonstrated that laser-based processes such as pulsed laser deposition, laser direct writing, laser micromachining, and two photon polymerization may be used for processing microstructured and nanostructured biomaterials; a variety of tools, including patient-specific prostheses, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and small scale medical devices have been demonstrated using these methods.

Dr. Narayan is a Professor at the University of North Carolina-North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is the author of over one hundred publications and several book chapters on microscale and nanoscale processing of biological and biomedical materials. He currently serves as an editorial board member of a number of professional journals, including as editor-in-chief of Materials Science and Engineering C (Elsevier). Dr. Narayan has edited the textbook Biomedical Materials (Springer) as well as co-edited Printed Biomaterials: Novel Processing and Modeling Techniques for Medicine and Surgery (Springer), Advances in Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials (Wiley), and Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics (Wiley).

In addition, he has served as chair of the TMS Biomaterials Committee and as editorial committee chair for Materials and Processes for Medical Devices (ASM International). He has also organized workshops and symposia for Materials Science & Technology, Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, and Society for Biomaterials meetings. Dr. Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the North Carolina State University Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. He has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as Fellow of ASM International.

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