Dr. Roger Narayan

Dr. Roger Jagdish Narayan

Biomedical Engineering

Phone: 919-696-8488
Instructor Website

BME 590 601 Introduction to Nanobiomaterials

3 Credit Hours

Chemical, physical, biological, and engineering aspects of nanostructured materials used in medical implants. Regulatory and legal aspects of nano-enabled medical device development.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental properties of synthetic and natural nanostructured biomaterials, list new and different classes of nanostructured materials used in biomedical applications, and explain the various factors (materials properties, biologic response, etc.) that define the utility and applications of these materials.
  2. Recognize properties of cells, nucleic acids, proteins, and immunology as these topics relate to nanostructured biomaterials·
  3. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to topics such as processing, characterization, and end use of nanostructured biomaterials.
  4. Analyze and interpret data related to characterization of nanostructured biomaterials·
  5. Design a medical device or a prosthesis using nanostructured biomaterials in order to meet desired clinical needs
  6. Identify contemporary issues in nanostructured biomaterials engineering from current events and discuss the practice of ethical responsibility related to development and use of nanostructured biomaterials in clinical applications.

Course Requirements

Your grade will be based on your performance in weekly presentations based on highly cited research papers in the field.


Optional: Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine – William Wagner, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Guigen Zhang, Michael Yaszemski
Edition: Fourth Edition
ISBN: 9780128161388
This textbook is optional.


Computer and Software Requirements

Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.


Approved: 10/28/2019