Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2021
  • B.S., Bioengineering, Penn State University, 2014
Academic Appointments
  • Instructor, Biomedical Engineering, JHU, 2018
  • Teaching Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, JHU 2017
  • Teaching Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, JHU 2016
Professional Honors
  • Schreyer Honors College Scholar (Penn State)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (Penn State)
  • Siebel Scholar Class of 2021 (Johns Hopkins)

Sarah Somers specializes in characterization of biomedical devices and tissue engineered products. Her training spans the fields of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering which includes the application of mechanical testing techniques and image capture and analysis for understanding product performance. 

Since joining Exponent, Sarah has performed biomedical device wear and material characterization through wear testing, microCT analysis, and mechanical testing of materials.

Prior to joining Exponent, Sarah completed her PhD at Johns Hopkins University in Biomedical Engineering where she implemented custom bioreactor designs for regenerative medicine applications in the skeletal muscle field. She also used the bioreactor systems to perform hydrated scaffold mechanics studies. From her doctoral research, she has experience in soft tissue histology, in vitro cell differentiation, immunofluorescent staining, electrospinning, and image analysis.