Popat researches biomaterials, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine as well as nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and bio-nanotechnology for use in orthopedic implants, cardiovascular devices and other blood contacting materials.
Popat is the director of the Biomaterials Surface Micro/Nano-Engineering Laboratory, as well as director of undergraduate programs for the School of Biomedical Engineering at CSU. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Langmuir, Biomaterials, Journal of Orthopedic Research, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research.
In 2019, Popat was honored with the George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Award, from the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering,
Popat earned his B.E. in chemical engineering from Maharaja Siyajirao University in 1998. He earned his master’s in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2000, and his Ph.D in bioengineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2003.