Mission and Vision
To create an unrivaled environment of engineering and scientific expertise, collaboration, and opportunity for exceptional people to produce breakthrough insights and objective solutions for our clients' vital challenges.
Together, we solve the most formidable scientific and engineering challenges to create a safer, healthier, sustainable world.
Our highest priorities and deepest beliefs — these values serve as our guiding principles and cultural cornerstones.
Respect & Care
Making a Difference
Service & Responsibility
Meet Our Leaders
Exponent's senior leadership team has made significant contributions to advancing science. Most of our team have had successful careers as practicing engineers and scientists.
On The Case Since 1967
When everything's on the line, we're there asking the right questions, delving deep, and providing clients with breakthrough insights. For 50+ years, Exponent has evaluated failures and accidents, helping our clients figure out what went wrong and why — and in turn, used these findings to help our clients develop safer products and processes.
A Path Forged in Uncharted Territory
Exponent, which started out as Failure Analysis Associates in 1967, was founded when three professors from Stanford University and two engineers from Stanford Research Institute pioneered a new field: identifying the root causes of accidents and failures. That intrepid spirit still guides us today, as we tackle our clients' toughest scientific, engineering, and regulatory challenges — building a better future in the process.
Striving for Diversity in Everything We Do
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are essential to fostering the ingenuity, creativity, and problem-solving that powers our business. Learn how and why we strive to embed DEI throughout our culture.
Expertise That Fuels Science & Engineering
Our staff are thought leaders in their areas of expertise, helping to shape processes, applications, and best practices across industries. Learn how we advance our fields through academic appointments, scientific committees and boards, and publications.
We manage quality through a collection of policies, standards, processes, and procedures, collectively known as our Quality Management System (QMS). Learn more about our third-party ISO certifications.
Where You Need Us, When You Need Us
With offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, Exponent brings the power of breakthrough scientific and engineering insights to you — wherever you are in the world.