Roger Narayan MD, PhD is a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. He is an author of over 150 publications and several book chapters on laser processing of biomedical materials. His work has shown that laser-based thin film growth and additive manufacturing methods may be used to prepare biomaterials with unique structures and functionalities for antimicrobial, biosensing, drug delivery, and tissue engineering applications. He currently serves as an editorial board member for several journals, including as editor-in-chief of Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications and Associate Editor of Applied Physics Reviews. Dr. Narayan has also edited several well-known books, such as the textbook Biomedical Materials (Springer) and the handbook Materials for Medical Devices (ASM International). Dr. Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the NCSU Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the Fulbright-Brazil Scientific Mobility Award, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the American Ceramic Society Richard M. Fulrath Award. He has been elected as Fellow of AAAS, ASM International, and AIMBE.