Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, École des Ponts ParisTech, France, 2009
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, École des Ponts ParisTech, France, 2008
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #38821
  • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
Professional Honors
  • First place - Ph.D. Student Paper Competition, Bioengineering Division, ASME 2012
  • First place - Ph.D. Student Paper Competition, Applied Mechanics Division, ASME 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers—ASME
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology—ARVO

Dr. Coudrillier specializes in solid mechanics, custom mechanical testing, product reliability testing, and finite element analysis (FEA). He utilizes this combination of analytical, experimental, and numerical techniques to analyze a wide range of problems, from materials evaluations to failure analyses of complex systems. His extensive experience in laboratory-based testing has included developing mechanical testing capabilities to examine different failure phenomena, including fatigue, high rate/impact, adhesion, and creep.

Dr. Coudrillier has applied his expertise to assist clients in the consumer electronics and medical device industries with issues related to mechanical design and failure analysis. For this work, he utilizes a variety of testing capabilities, including standardized and custom mechanical testing as well as imaging techniques such as computed tomography scanning, nanoindentation, digital image correlation (DIC), and profilometry. He couples these experimental tests with data analysis, image processing, and mechanical or thermal FEA to evaluate experimental results and develop a thorough understanding of observed issues.

Before joining Exponent, Dr. Coudrillier was a graduate research assistant in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and then a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. His research focused on understanding the mechanisms leading to vision loss in glaucoma, the second most common blinding disease in the US. This included developing experimental testing equipment and finite element models of the eye to understand the effects of elevated intraocular pressure in the disease. Through his graduate work, he developed a strong background in the characterization of the mechanical behavior of nonlinear elastic and anisotropic biological tissues. In his postdoctoral work, he developed a novel x-ray micro-tomography imaging method to study the microstructure of soft tissues and strengthened his expertise in the structure/property relationship of soft composite materials. Dr. Coudrillier has served as a teaching assistant for the graduate courses: "Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics," "Biosolid Mechanics," and "Computational Solid Mechanics," at Johns Hopkins University.