- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2022
- M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2019
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2017
- American Chemical Society (2018-Present)
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2014-Present)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE) (2013-Present)
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (2015-Present)
Trained as a chemical engineer with a specialization in polymer science, Dr. Harrier's research and experience lies at the intersection of material science and failure analysis.
Dr. Harrier leverages her diverse knowledge of biodegradable polymers, emulsion polymerization, and materials characterization techniques to consult on complex projects ranging from leachable and contamination evaluations of finished goods to additive analysis in polymeric materials. She routinely assists clients in material-related root cause investigations in the medical device and consumer products industries.
Dr. Harrier utilizes a variety of chemical analysis methods in these investigations, including gel-permeation chromatography (GPC), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Fourier-transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), thermal desorption gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (TD GC-MS), as well as various microscopy techniques and elemental analysis methods.
Prior to joining exponent, Dr. Harrier's research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign focused on utilizing advanced encapsulation techniques to expand biodegradable polymerization capabilities. Through her research and project work, she has a deep understanding of microfluidic design, fluid mechanics, and polymer formulation development.