Christina Salas

Christina Salas, an assistant professor in UNM's Department of Mechanical Engineering, characterizes the mechanical properties of the ligaments of the trapeziometacarpal joint in the wrist through tensile testing in the UNM Orthopaedics Biomechanics and Biomaterials Laboratory. Her research focuses on multiscale mechanical characterization of hard and soft tissue for orthopaedic applications and advanced manufacturing techniques for ligament tissue engineering.

Salas characterizes the mechanical properties of the ligaments of the trapeziometacarpal joint in the wrist through tensile testing in the UNM Orthopaedics Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab. Her research focuses on multiscale mechanical characterization of hard and soft tissue for orthopaedic applications and advanced manufacturing techniques for ligament tissue engineering.

Honor:

2016 Women In STEM award winner

Title:

an assistant professor in UNM’s Department of Mechanical Engineering

Winning project:

Engineering the Bone-Ligament Interface through 3D Bioprinting/Electrospinning

Project focus:

The work targets delineating the interrelationship between a hybrid material fabrication technique, the structure of each material phase, and multi-scale mechanical properties of a biocomposite to serve as a 3D scaffold for regeneration of the bone-ligament interface.