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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 Data Intensive Manufacturing Laboratory (DIME Lab). His laboratory is working on technologies that merge the digital and the physical world towards advancing both discreet and continuous manufacturing processes. His specific technical expertise is in digital design and fabrication, reverse engineering, additive manufacturing and tissue biofabrication processes. His work is supported by the US National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. 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 34 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 Product Development, Digital Design and Manufacturing, Additive 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

Digital Manufacturing, Digital Factories, Product Manufacturing Information, Additive Manufacturing, Tissue Biofabrication, Biometrology.

Selected Publications

  • Narayanan, L.K., Huebner, P., Fisher, M.B., Spang, J.T., Starly, B., $amp; Shirwaiker, R.A. 3D-Bioprinting of Polylactic Acid (PLA) Nanofiber-Alginate Bioink with Human Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Fibrous Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Applications. Accepted in ACS Biomaterial Science and Engineering.
  • Kumar, A., & Starly, B. (2015). Large Scale Industrialized Cell Expansion: Producing the Critical Raw Material for Biofabrication Processes. Biofabrication, 7, 044103.
  • Dreher, R. & Starly, B. (2015). Biofabrication of Multi-material 3D Constructs Embedded with Patterned Alginate Strands Encapsulated with PC12 Neural Cell Lines. ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 6 (2). 0210003.
  • Kumar, A., Narayanan, L.K., Starly, B., $amp; Shirwaiker, R.A. (2015). Alginate Micro-spheroid Encapsulation and Delivery of MG-63 Cells into PCL Scaffolds: A New Biofabrication Approach for Tissue Engineering Constructs. ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 6 (2). 0210006.
  • Hunsberger, J., Harrysson, O., Shirwaiker, R.A., Starly, B., Wysk, R., Cohen, P., Allickson, J., Yoo, J., Atala, A. (2015). Manufacturing Roadmap for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Technologies. Stem Cells Translational Medicine, 4 (2). 153030-5.