• Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Matthew Powell-Palm

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley — 2020
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University — 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University – 2015

Research Interests

    • Materials and biological thermodynamics
    • Organ and tissue cryopreservation
    • High-dimensional thermodynamics and phase diagrams
    • Metastability and non-equilibrium states
    • Supercooling, nucleation, and vitrification processes
    • Thermodynamic interventions in medicine, agriculture, and conservation biology
    • Planetary thermodynamics of icy worlds

Industry Experience

    • CEO of BioChoric Inc., medtech startup commercializing isochoric organ preservation techniques to transform transplant medicine.

Awards & Honors

  • 2023 Arthur W. Rowe Best Paper Award, Society for Cryobiology

Selected Publications

  • A. N. Consiglio, D. Lilley, R. Prasher, B. Rubinsky, M. J. Powell-Palm, "Methods to stabilize aqueous supercooling identified by use of an isochoric nucleation detection (INDe) device", Cryobiology 106 (2022) 91–101
  • M.J. Powell-Palm, V. Charwat, B. Charrez, B.A. Siemons, K.E. Healy, B. Rubinsky. Isochoric supercooled preservation and revival of human cardiac microtissues. Communications Biology. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02650-9
  • B. Chang, A. Consiglio, D. Lilley, B. Rubinsky, B. Journaux, M.J. Powell-Palm. On the pressure dependence of salty aqueous eutectics. Cell Reports Physical Science. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2022.100856
  • M.J. Powell-Palm, B. Rubinsky, W. Sun. Freezing water at constant volume and under confinement. Communications Physics. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-020-0303-9