Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, 2014
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2008
Professional Honors
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • National Science Foundation Pan American Studies Institute (PASI) Scholarship

Dr. Routson specializes in mechanical engineering with wide-ranging experience including root cause failure analysis within manufacturing, optimization, statistical analysis, and both simulation based and experimental biomechanics. Her breadth of experience enables her to engage in multidisciplinary problems that necessitate understanding of both human and technical aspects.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Routson's work at Intel included yield analysis and failure investigations with root cause analysis. Her role combined in depth process knowledge with data analytics to inform program decisions that improved product quality and yield.

Prior to working in industry, Dr. Routson was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington and the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering, where she worked with multidisciplinary teams on the design, construction, and assessment of novel prosthetic and assistive devices.

Dr. Routson also worked as an Associate Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Assistant Director of the Advanced Manufacturing program at Colorado School of Mines, where she taught manufacturing processes, process control, and lean manufacturing. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Practice at Portland State University in Mechanical Engineering where she taught project management, design, and problem solving in industry within the capstone design sequence.