Matthew G Goff
B.S, M.S., PhD
Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Major: Biomedical Engineering M.S. Received: Jan 2013
M.S. / PhD GPA: 3.92 Anticipated PhD: June 2015
University of Florida Gainesville, FL
Major: Mechanical Engineering B.S. Received: May 2010
Aug. 2010 – Present
Hernandez Research Group at Cornell
Graduate Research Assistant Ithaca, NY
Calculated strain distributions in bone structures using finite element analysis.
Performed mechanical tests on bone in-vitro and in-vivo.
Developed techniques for analyzing three-dimensional images of microdamage
and bone ultra structure.
Managed 6 undergraduate students and 5 Masters of Engineering students
Jan. 2013 – Present
Chief Technical Officer Ithaca, NY
Designed, built, and brought to market a cooling device for home brewing beer.
Successfully founded and incorporated the company with two partners.
Managed an engineering intern to optimize device performance and
Aug. 2009 – July 2010
Intern Gainesville, FL
Experimentally determined the optimal storage media for cartilage tissue.
Designed and built devices for collecting cartilage tissue.
Designed and built devices for dehydrating, assembling and implanting
osteochondral autograft transplants.
May 2009 – Aug. 2009
Distributed Control Systems Lab at University of Florida
Undergraduate Research Assistant Gainesville, FL
Designed experiments to determine odometry errors in unmanned rovers.
May 2006 – Aug. 2008
MTS Medication Technologies
Technician Seminole, FL
Created a new standards guide for the engineering department by leading
interdepartmental meetings of all the engineering staff.
Designed more efficient components for sorting pills.
Improved pill sorting speeds by optimizing Fanuc robot arm programming.
Applications: Statistics (JMP, R), Image Analysis and Processing (Photoshop, Adobe, ImageJ,
Amira), Finite Element Modeling (Abaqus, ANSYS), Computer Aided Design (Solidworks, ProE
Creo), Programming (Matlab, Labview, Eclipse, Code Composer Studio), Manuscript Preparation
(Microsoft Office, Endnote, Refworks, Kaleidagraph)
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Programming Languages: C++, python, Matlab, TCL
Selected Honors and Awards
3 place Advanced Materials Enabled Innovation Competition 2011
Med into Grad Fellowship 2012
Raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter 2014
Passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam 2015
1. Matthew G Goff, C. R. Slyfield, S. R. Kummari, E. V. TKachenko, S. E. Fischer, Y. H. Yi, M.
G. Jekir, T. M. Keaveny, C. J. Hernandez. Three-dimensional characterization of resorption
cavity size and location in human vertebral trabecular bone. Bone 51(1):28-37, 2012.
2. Matthew G Goff, K. L. Chang, E. N. Litts, C. J. Hernandez. The effects of misalignment
during in vivo loading of bone: techniques to detect the proximity of objects in three-
dimensional models. Journal of Biomechanics 47(12):3156-3161, 2014.
3. Matthew G Goff, F. M. Lambers, T. M. Nguyen, J. Sung, C. M. Rimnac, T. M. Keaveny, C. J.
Hernandez. Fatigue-Induced Microdamage in Cancellous Bone Occurs Distant from
Resorption Cavities and Trabecular Surfaces. Submitted.
4. Matthew G Goff, F. M. Lambers, R. M. Sorna, T. M. Keaveny, C. J. Hernandez.
Microdamage Accumulation is Explained by Different Principal Tissue Strains in Tension
and Compression. In Prep.
Selected Presentations from Nine Total
1. Matthew G Goff, K. Chang, E. N. Litts, C. J. Hernandez. Strain Distributions in Cancellous
Bone Are Insensitive to Small Loading Perturbations in the Rodent Tail Loading Model.
Poster Presentation at Orthopaedic Research Society Conference, 2013.
2. Matthew G Goff, K. Chang, E. N. Litts, C. J. Hernandez. In the Rodent Tail Loading Model,
Locations of Cancellous Tissue with High Mechanical Strain are not Affected by Small Off-
axis Loads. Podium Presentation at North East Bioengineering Conference, 2013.
3. Matthew G Goff, F. M. Lambers, T. M. Nguyen, J. Sung, C. M. Rimnac, C. J. Hernandez.
Microdamage Generated by Fatigue Loading in Cancellous Bone Does Not Occur
Preferentially Near Resorption Cavities. Poster Presentation at Orthopaedic Research
Society Conference, 2014.
4. Matthew G Goff, F. M. Lambers, C. J. Hernandez. Resorption Cavities and Microdamage
Caused by Fatigue in Human Vertebral Cancellous Bone. Podium Presentation at World
Congress of Biomechanics, 2014.
5. Matthew G Goff, F. M. Lambers, R. M. Sorna, T. M. Keaveny, C. J. Hernandez. Spatial
Correlations Between Microdamage and Finite Element Derived Local Tissue Strain in
Cancellous Bone. Poster Presentation at Orthopaedic Research Society Conference, 2015.