Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
  • B.S., Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, 2001
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #77047
Professional Honors
  • Tien Scholar for Environmental Science and Biodiversity, 2007-2008
  • University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program Fellowship, 2003-2005
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Fellowship, 2002-2003
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, 2000
  • French
  • Italian

Dr. Kristin Robrock is a Senior Managing Engineer in Exponent's Environmental Sciences practice. She is an environmental engineer and microbiologist who specializes in biodegradation and the fate and transport of hazardous chemicals in the environment.   

Dr. Robrock's expertise is on emerging contaminants, including brominated flame retardants, such as PBDEs, and PFAS, as well as conventional contaminants such as chlorinated solvents, specifically PCE and TCE, perchlorate, metals, PCBs, and petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater. Dr. Robrock specializes in environmental forensics, reconstructing environmental releases to determine the timing, sources, and mechanisms of contaminant releases and identifying other potential sources of contamination. Dr. Robrock has also conducted numerous CERCLA cost apportionment analyses. 

Dr. Robrock is a California licensed civil engineer and provides technical consulting on the appropriateness of remediation activities and costs, as well as compliance with the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). She has also conducted evaluations regarding standards of the practice for historical environmental assessments. In addition, she has testified as an expert witness.