- Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Flinders University, 2019
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2013
- Lecturer, Engineering, Flinders University, 2017-2019
- Whitaker International Fellow, Flinders University 2013-2014
- Spine Research Award– Spine Society of Australia, 2019
- IET Present Around the World, 1st Place, Australia, 2018
- Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
- Society of Women Engineers
- Engineers without Borders
Dr. Amin offers an expertise in injury biomechanics and tissue biomechanics, specializing in analyzing the injury mechanisms associated with the spine as a result of occupational accidents. She has a background in both biomedical and mechanical engineering.
Dr. Amin has conducted a variety of research involving cervical and lumbar spine injuries resulting from occupational overuse. She has additional research experience that focused on understanding the failure mechanics of human joints and orthopedic implants. At Exponent, Dr. Amin evaluates the mechanics and risks of injury in motor vehicle, occupational, and recreational accidents.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Amin worked as a research engineer at Globus Medical Inc., developing and conducting research studies that investigated the mechanics of orthopedic implants for product development, clinical understanding, and regulatory approvals. Dr. Amin's doctoral work focused on understanding the effects of repetitive lifting on intervertebral disc injury and the mechanisms for lumbar disc herniation. During her graduate studies, Dr. Amin conducted six degree of freedom mechanical testing on human joints (spine, knee, hip, ankle, and wrist) and orthopedic implants to understand failure patterns. Dr. Amin's doctoral work broadened her science communication experience, filming television segments, competing in various presentation competitions, and receiving formal media training. Dr. Amin completed a Whitaker International fellowship at Flinders University in Australia, which focused on the structural properties of intervertebral discs and the effects of disc degeneration.