Narayan Bhattarai, Ph.D.

Dr. BhattaraiAssistant Professor
Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering
Contact: 326 McNair Hall
Ph: (336) 285-3652
Fax: (336) 334-7904

Education and Training

Postdoc. University of Washington, Seattle 2008
Ph.D. Chonbuk National University, South Korea 2003
M.Sc. Tribhuvan University, Nepal 1997
B.Sc. Tribhuvan Universtiy, Nepal 1994

Research Group

Teaching Interest

  • GEEN 100 Introduction to Engineering and Ethics
  • BMEN 310 Biomaterials
  • BMEN 711 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

Research Interest

  • Biomedical Polymers and Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Nanoparticles, Nanofibers, Hydrogels and Bio-conjugation
  • Drug Delivery
  • Ceramic and Metallic Implants

Research Projects

  • NSF Engineering Research Center, Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, Goal: To develop biodegradable metallic implant materials (

Selected Publications

  • Narayan Bhattarai, Jonathan Gunn, Miqin Zhang “Chitosan-based hydrogels for controlled, localized drug delivery” Advanced Drug Delivery Review62 (2010) 83.
  • Omid Veiseh, Conroy Sun, Chen Fang, Narayan Bhattarai, Jonathan Gunn, Forrest Kievit, Kim Du, Barbara Pullar, Donghoon Lee, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Jim Olson, and Miqin Zhang “Specific Targeting of Brain Tumors with an Optical/Magnetic Resonance Imaging Nanoprobe across the Blood-Brain Barrier” Cancer Research 69(2009) 6200.
  • Narayan Bhattarai, Zhensheng Li, Jonathan Gunn, Matthew Leung, Ashleigh Cooper, Dennis Edmondson, Omid Veiseh, Ming-Hong Chen, Yong Zhang, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Miqin Zhang “Natural-Synthetic Polyblend Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications” Advanced Materials 21(2009) 2792.
  • Narayan Bhattarai, Zhensheng Li, Dennis Edmondson, and Miqin Zhang "Alginate-Based Nanofibrous Scaffolds: Structural, Mechanical and Biological Properties", Advanced Materials, 18 (2006)1463.