Ravin Narain

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-1736
DICE 13-280 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Biochemical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Cancer Therapeutics Biomaterials Gene Therapy Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Surface Science and Engineering


RAVIN NARAIN, PhD, P.Eng, FRSC is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. Prof. Narain has made significant contributions to research on the design, fabrication, and characterization of novel carbohydrate based materials (glycopolymers, hydrogels and nanomaterials) for a wide range of applications. His research has also covered biomaterials, nanomedicine and regenerative medicine, with an emphasis on developing advanced materials as cancer therapeutics, anti-fouling and anti-microbial uses, and cell/tissue engineering advances. He has published over 180 articles (H index 51) in peer-reviewed and high impact journals and has edited several books namely Engineered Carbohydrate-Based Materials for Biomedical Applications (Wiley), Chemistry of Bioconjugates (Wiley), Glycopolymers: Synthesis and Applications (Smithers & Rapra), and Polymers and Nanomaterials for Gene Therapy (Woodhead Publishing & Elsevier). He was section editor for the second edition of the book – Comprehensive Glycoscience (Elsevier). He is also on the Editorial Board for Frontiers in Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry), Polymer Chemistry (RSC), Biomacromolecules (ACS) and Polymers (MDPI). He was the recipient for a Distinguished Visiting Scientist Award from CSIRO (Manufacturing), Melbourne, Australia (2017-2018) and Bualuang Research Chair from Thammasat University (2022). 


Keywords: polymer science and engineering, glycoscience, surface coating, hydrogels, cancer therapeutics, biomaterials and nanotechnology


I have taught the following courses over the years: Engineering thermodynamics, chemical engineering thermodynamics, biochemical engineering, Intro/advanced biomaterials, advanced polymeric and nanomaterials


CH E 243 - Engineering Thermodynamics

An introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 101.

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