America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has appointed Roger Narayan PhD as its new Fellow through the Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship program sponsored by the America Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Dr Narayan joins America Makes as the second ASME Advanced Manufacturing FellowHe 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 more than 100 publications, as well as several book chapters on processing, characterization, and modeling of biological and biomedical materials. According to America Makes, he was selected for the ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship at America Makes based on his extensive biomedical engineering knowledge and experience, his accomplishments as an educator, and his academic and research achievements.

As the ASME Advance Manufacturing Fellow, Dr Narayan will be working with the Deputy Director of Workforce, Education, and Outreach (WEO) in the key strategic initiatives of America Makes, focusing specifically on such workforce development areas KSAE mapping, WEO Roadmap, Supply-side inventory mapping, and the Institute’s Innovation Factory as a platform to educate.

‘On behalf of all of us at America Makes, we are excited to have Roger join our team as he begins his year-long tenure with the Institute,’ said Rob Gorham, America Makes director of operations. ‘Roger brings a unique and comprehensive background and understanding of additive manufacturing/3D printing and biomedical engineering to the Institute. We look forward to working with him in support of the mission of America Makes during his tenure.’

This story is reprinted from material from America Makes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.