Biomedical Engineering Professor Roger Narayan will receive a national award for his contributions in nanomedicine and nanobiomaterials.
Narayan will be honored next week with the 2011 Richard M. Fulrath Award from the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) during the annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. The award recognizes excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials.
Narayan has published more than 100 journal articles as well as several book chapters on nanoscale and microscale processing, characterization, and modeling of biological and biomedical materials. He serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals and is the current editor-in-chief of Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications.
He is a past recipient of the Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the NC State Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, the UNC Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and ASM International.
Narayan received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from NC State and his M.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.