Sara Manzano Martínez

Research Interests

  • Musculoskeletal tissue engineering
  • Computational modelling of tissues
  • Bioengineering knowledge transfer to business and industry


  • B.S. Zaragoza University, Mechanical Engineering, 2010
  • M.S. Aragon Institute of Engineering Research, Biomedical Engineering, 2011
  • M.Phil. Zaragoza University, 2012

Work Experience

  • Academic visitor, Centre for Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford, 2013
  • Teaching assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zaragoza University, Spain, 2014

Born and educated in Zaragoza, Spain. Sara is developing her Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering in 3D computational simulation of cartilage behaviour. Currently, she collaborates with Dr. Gerard Ateshian's Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory to study the effect of external bath pH on articular cartilage swelling. Her research interests include development and FE implementation of constitutive models for hard and soft tissues, interaction between tissues and biomaterials, and mechanobiological models for cellular processes. Sara is especially interested in clinical applications of biomedical research and developing processes for bioengineering companies. When outside of lab, Sara enjoys studying her own cartilage in amazing Yoga sessions in Central Park and taking photos of stunning landscapes.