Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Auburn University, 2015
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, 2011
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Delaware, #23543
  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER)
Professional Honors
  • Walter S. Woltosz Departmental Fellowship, Materials Engineering, Auburn University, 2011-2013
  • National Science Foundation, Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, 2014-2015
Professional Affiliations
  • ASM International, 2008-present (member)
  • Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 2013-present (member)
  • Alpha Sigma Mu
  • Spanish

With a background in materials engineering, Dr. Davis has focused on materials characterization ranging from metals used in common applications for machines and industrial structures to more complex, emerging technologies such as bio-inspired materials and thin films. Her expertise is in the characterization and failure analysis of metallurgical components. 

Dr. Davis also has a background in bio-related materials, and has researched the architecture of natural materials for use in protective applications. Additionally, she has worked extensively in the area of characterizing material systems that are now being developed for nanotechnology applications.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Davis worked at Auburn University to develop a new laboratory course, Materials Characterization, which covered topics ranging from scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and x-ray diffraction (XRD), and nanoindentation. She is well versed in a number of mechanical tests and materials characterization techniques. Additionally, she was a teaching assistant for multiple materials engineering courses such as Deformation and Failure of Engineering Materials, Crystallography, and Electron Microscopy.