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Binil Starly

Associate Professor of Regenerative Medicine

Office phone: (919) 515-1815
Office fax: (919) 515-5281
Office location: 406 Daniels Hall

PhD, Drexel University, 2006
B Tech, University of Kerala, India 2001

Binil Starly joined North Carolina State University in August 2013 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Regenerative Medicine. He directs the Laboratory for Engineering Biological Tissue Systems 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’. Additional information about Dr. Starly’s work, including publications and research, can be found at

Binil 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 publications 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 and then a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. He then joined the University of Oklahoma to develop additive manufacturing platforms for tissue engineering.

Areas of Interest

Patient specific design and manufacturing of 3D Tissue scaffolds, 3D in vitro tissue models, biomedical applications of Additive manufacturing, biometrology and bioreactors.

Selected Publications

  • Lan, S.F., Kehinde T., Zhang X., Schmidtke, D., Khajotia, Sharukh, & Starly, B. (2013) Controlled Release of Metronidazole from Composite Poly-ɛ-Caprolactone/Alginate Rings for Dental Implants. Journal of Dental Materials, 29 (6), 656-659.
  • Lan, S.F., & Starly, B. (2011). Alginate based 3D Hydrogels as an In Vitro Co-Culture Model Platform for the Toxicity Screening of New Chemical EntitiesToxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 256, 62–72.
  • Padmanabhan, T., Kamaraj V., Magwood, L., & Starly, B. (2011). Experimental Investigation on the Operating Variables of a Near-Field Electrospinning Process via Response Surface Methodology. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 13 (2). 104-112.
  • Lan, S.F., Mroczka, B., & Starly, B. (2010). Long-term cultivation of HepG2 Liver Cells Encapsulated in Alginate Hydrogels: A Study of Cell Viability, Morphology and Drug Metabolism. Toxicology In Vitro, 24 (4). 1314-1323.
  • Parthasarathy J., Starly, B., Raman S., & Christensen A. (2010). Mechanical Evaluation of Porous Titanium (Ti6Al4V) structures With Electron Beam Melting (EBM). Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 3 (3). 249-259.