- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, 2021
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, 2019
- B.S., Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017
- Good Clinical Practices (GCP) in Medical Device Clinical Investigations
- Member of Society of Duke Fellows 2017-2021
- Duke Materials Research Society Member 2020-2021
- Pratt-Gardner Fellowship Award 2017-2018
- Snyder Scholarship Award 2016
Dr. Koshut specializes in materials characterization and product development for biomedical devices and consumer products. His training in chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering has led him to support clients with challenges at the interfaces of these fields.
Additionally, Dr. Koshut is involved in the design and execution of research studies with human participants that develop new wearable technologies for health applications.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Koshut obtained his Ph.D. from Duke University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, where his research explored the fatigue behavior of soft tissue replacement candidates in pristine and flawed states to ultimately treat osteoarthritis (OA). For this work, Dr. Koshut created a basic experimental model to account for the impact of flaws on the fatigue behavior of the material, which has since been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Koshut's specific research experience includes mechanical testing, polymeric material characterization, hydrogel synthesis and testing, animal tissue testing, and flaw sensitivity analysis. His multidisciplinary engineering background enables him to analyze failures of medical devices, aid in new product development of implantable medical devices, and characterize properties of biomedical materials using a variety of chemical and mechanical techniques.