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.
F. Esmailie, M. S. Cavilla, and T. A. Ameel, "A Thermal Transient Model of Heat Transfer Within an Omnimagnet," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Volume 8: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering():V008T10A046.
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.