Binil Starly

James T. Ryan Professor

Binil Starly joined North Carolina State University in August 2013. 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 discrete and continuous manufacturing processes. His specific technical expertise is in digital design and fabrication, cyber-physical systems in manufacturing, additive manufacturing and biofabrication processes. As part of the advanced manufacturing cluster, his work involves digital design tools through machine learning, manufacturing-as-a-service marketplaces and intelligent machines to achieve the goal of democratizing access to design tools and manufacturing services for on-demand highly personalized part production. Such products include personalized products, medical implants, one-off spare parts, etc. Additional information about Starly’s work, including publications and research, can be found at

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 45 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 and 2010 NASA TechBrief Award. He has supervised the research of 22 M.S. and 6 Ph.D. students. He is also the advisor of 7 graduate students and 3 undergraduate students. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to Product Development, Digital Design and Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Smart 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.


  • Product Development (Undergraduate)
  • Digital Manufacturing (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • Python for Industrial Engineers with Numerical & Scientific Computing (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • Smart Manufacturing (Graduate)

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MVCNN plus plus : Computer-Aided Design Model Shape Classification and Retrieval Using Multi-View Convolutional Neural Networks
Angrish, A., Bharadwaj, A., & Starly, B. (2021), JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING, 21(1).
Automating the Search and Discovery of Manufacturing Service Providers to Enable a Digital Supply Chain Network
Starly, B., Cohen, P., & Raman, S. (2020), SMART AND SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 4(3), 276–280.
Decentralized cloud manufacturing-as-a-service (CMaaS) platform architecture with configurable digital assets
Hasan, M., & Starly, B. (2020), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 56, 157–174.
The bioprinting roadmap
Sun, W., Starly, B., Daly, A. C., Burdick, J. A., Groll, J., Skeldon, G., … Ozbolat, I. T. (2020). [Review of , ]. BIOFABRICATION, 12(2).
Integrating A Dynamic Simulator and Advanced Process Control using the OPC-UA Standard
Latif, H., Shao, G., & Starly, B. (2019), 47TH SME NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CONFERENCE (NAMRC 47), pp. 813–819.
Network-based pricing for 3D printing services in two-sided manufacturing-as-a-service marketplace
Pahwa, D., & Starly, B. (2019), Rapid Prototyping Journal, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).
Provisioned Data Distribution for Intelligent Manufacturing via Fog Computing
Sherlekar, R., Starly, B., & Cohen, P. H. (2019), 47TH SME NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CONFERENCE (NAMRC 47), pp. 893–902.
“FabSearch”: A 3D CAD Model-Based Search Engine for Sourcing Manufacturing Services
Angrish, A., Craver, B., & Starly, B. (2019), Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 19(4).
A Case Study for Blockchain in Manufacturing: “FabRec”: A Prototype for Peer-to-Peer Network of Manufacturing Nodes
Angrish, A., Craver, B., Hasan, M., & Starly, B. (2018), Procedia Manufacturing, 26, 1180–1192.
Label free process monitoring of 3D bioprinted engineered constructs via dielectric impedance spectroscopy
Narayanan, L. K., Thompson, T. L., Shirwaiker, R., & Starly, B. (2018), Biofabrication, 10(3).

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  • RAPID: Supply Chain Portal to Serve Entrepreneurs Producing Critical Items in Response to COVID-19
  • RAISE: C-Accel Pilot - Track A1: Product Design and Manufacturing Graph-as-a-Service
  • Enhanced Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing
  • Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Design by Anyone and Build Anywhere (iMOS)
  • Real-time and Label-Free Monitoring of Critical Quality Attributes of Engineered Tissue Constructs Via Dielectric Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Collaborative Research: CESER: EAGER: “FabWave” - A Pilot Manufacturing Cyberinfrastructure for Shareable Access to Information Rich Product Manufacturing Data
  • CSR:Medium:SmartChainDB - Enabling Smart Marketplaces With A Scalable Semantically-Enhanced Blockchain Platform
  • ICORPS: An Online Platform for Match-Making Manufacturing Service Companies and Design Enterprises
  • Streaming In-Process Machine Data from a Mill-Turn Machining Operation to the Digital Manufacturing Commons
Binil Starly