Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 2004
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Maryland, #45503
  • Certified Forklift Operator (CFO)
Professional Honors
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Joseph Carleone Fellowship
  • Dean's Fellowship
  • Selected for the Drexel/UPenn IGERT Nanoscale Science and Engineering Fellowship Program
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honors Society
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • ASTM International - Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities

Dr. Rodowicz addresses issues involving the biomechanics of injuries, with expertise in the areas of human injury tolerance, injury mechanics, and human kinematics. At Exponent, she performs biomechanical accident reconstructions and evaluates injury mechanisms and injury potential in motor vehicle, sporting, industrial, and slip-and-fall accidents. 

Additionally, Dr. Rodowicz analyzes biomechanical issues associated with the design and performance of consumer and industrial products. She specializes in traumatic brain injury, including concussion, and she has evaluated the effectiveness of helmets and other headgear in mitigating head injuries. Her other research interests include occupant kinematics and injury potential during motor vehicle and industrial truck accidents and balance retention and postural control strategies during postural disturbances. Dr. Rodowicz has published her research findings in peer reviewed journals and has presented these findings at professional conferences and meetings.

Dr. Rodowicz completed both her bachelor and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering, where her studies were focused in solid mechanics, dynamics, human physiology, and medical sciences. She has held an academic appointment at Drexel University and has also served as a visiting lecturer at Widener University.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Rodowicz was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Cell and Protein Mechanics Laboratory at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additionally, she has worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and at the National Nanotechnology Laboratories in Lecce, Italy. By applying the fundamental theories of mechanics to biological systems, Dr. Rodowicz's interdisciplinary research has focused on problems that lie along the interface of engineering and medical technologies.