Binil Starly joined North Carolina State University in August 2013 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Translational Regenerative Medicine. He is an Associate Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He directs the Laboratory for Engineering Biological Tissue Systems, which is engaged in the scale-up automated production of engineered tissue systems for pharmaceutical drug screening, toxicity testing and regenerative medicine applications. As part of the regenerative medicine cluster, his work will involve building production platforms for engineered biological tissue, leveraging advances in computer-aided tissue scaffold production, bioprinting, intelligent machines, non-invasive sensors and advanced bioreactors to achieve the goal of tissue engineering on-demand.
Binil Starly has received the National Science Foundation CAREER award for research in multi-scale biological tissue scaffold systems built from additive manufacturing platforms. He has published over 26 journal articles in the field of design/manufacturing, customized biomedical implants, biofabrication and tissue engineering. For his contributions, he has been awarded the 2011 Society of Manufacturing Engineering Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. He has supervised the research of 15 M.S. and 3 Ph.D. students. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to engineering mechanics, digitally enabled design and manufacturing and regenerative medicine manufacturing. Starly’s formal education began with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala, India, followed by a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. He later joined the University of Oklahoma to develop additive manufacturing platforms for tissue engineering.