Morgan Matthews

Junior Commercial Translation Associate

Supports the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data (CCA) in the identification of digital health translational projects with commercial potential.

Graduate Student

Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

Education and Experience

Morgan is currently completing a Master’s degree in Bioengineering/Medical Product Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She attended Oakwood University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Biology. During her undergraduate career, Morgan conducted research in a variety of labs, ranging from chemistry to physics research. Through this, she was able to conduct research focused on investigating nanofibers for effective drug delivery, as well as to conduct research on coding mathematical methods in the cardiovascular system. From her graduate program, she has completed several projects that focus on developing medical device concepts and prototypes for cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal indications.


MS, Bioengineering/Medical Product Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, expected 2020
BS, Applied Mathematics, Oakwood University, 2019

Research Experience

Undegraduate Research, Department of Chemistry, Oakwood University
Supervisor: Kenneth LaiHing, PhD
  • Investigated the use of antibiotic silver into nanofibers to contribute to a more effective drug delivery for burn patients.

    Research Experience for Undergraduates, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Supervisor: Kannatassen Appavoo, PhD
  • Designed and performed experiments to analyze light interaction and optical properties of 2-D metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles.

  • Commercial Translation Experience

    Courses at the University of Pittsburgh

    Managing Medical Product Research and Development
    Assisted in the development of a design concept that can efficiently remove polyps in order to reduce operating time and number of operations required
    Medical Product Ideation
    Collaborated with engineering team and clinicians to discover unmet clinical need: continuous pulse ox for pediatric tracheostomy patients
    Medical Product Development
    Developed Risk Analysis and FDA strategy for project concept of an implantable pediatric heart valve
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