Scott Lovald PhD

Scott Lovald PhD Exponent Senior Managing Engineer

Dr. Scott Lovald specializes in design evaluation, risk analysis, and failure analysis of medical devices, mechanical systems, and structural materials. He provides scientific and engineering consultation to clients with challenges in consumer electronics (wearables, VR/AR headsets), medical devices (orthopedic, spine, cardiovascular, neurovascular, ophthalmologic), and combination products. Dr. Lovald has particular expertise evaluating the performance and failure of devices with computational modeling, surrogate tissue models, cadaveric experimentation, and often focuses this expertise towards issues concerning the regulatory compliance, due diligence, product liability, and FDA submissions. In addition, he has assisted clients in developing and conducting pre-clinical device testing programs (e.g ASTM, ISO), device risk analyses, product safety evaluations, intellectual property assessments, health economics analyses, characterization of biomaterials, and determination host tissue material properties.