Matt earned a B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, where his thesis research involved the design and testing of a novel cutting tool for use in cataract surgery. He was co-advised by Dr. Abbott and Dr. Bart Raeymaekers.
Matt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, where his dissertation research involves magnetically guided cochlear-implant surgery. Matt is a recipient of the Campbell Scholarship.
L. Leon, M. S. Cavilla, M. B. Doran, F. M. Warren, and J. J. Abbott, "Scala-Tympani Phantom with Cochleostomy and Round-Window Openings for Cochlear-Implant Insertion Experiments," J. Medical Devices, 8(041010):1-10, 2014.