Salman O Matan


B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

University of Texas at Arlington, 2021 | Twitter: @SalmanOMatan







Salman is a second year Ph.D. student studying soft tissue biomechanics.


Heartland McNair Research Conference                                                                                                                  September 2020 

Microbubble-based Drug Delivery System for Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease                      

College of Engineering’s Innovation Day at UTA                                                                                                         April 2020

Development of Fucoidan Nanoparticle-based Device for Household-Level Water Treatment

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2019 Annual Meeting                                                                              October 2019 

Comparative Tribology: Tribological Rehydration Across Species 

Annual University of Delaware Research Symposium                                                                                               August 2019 

Species-Specific Assessment of Tribological Rehydration


1: Kupratis, M. E., Gure, A. E., Benson, J. M., Ortved, K. F., Burris, D. L., & Price, C. (2022). Comparative tribology II-Measurable biphasic tissue properties have predictable impacts on cartilage rehydration and lubricity. Acta biomaterialia138, 375–389.

2: Kupratis, M. E., Gure, A. E., Ortved, K. F., Burris, D. L., & Price, C. (2021). Comparative tribology: articulation-induced rehydration of cartilage across species. Biotribology25, 100159.



Salman is from Mogadishu, Somalia, and moved to Arlington, Texas where he attended the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and received an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering. During the summer of sophomore year, he participated in NSF REU program at the University of Delaware studying comparative tribology across species. At UTA, Salman worked Drug delivery and nanomedicine lab where he studied complementary and alternative medicine for wound healing. He likes playing soccer, hiking, and taking photos of nature in his free time.