Susan M Bowley, Ph.D. Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Additional States: California and Maryland
  • Company: Bowley Inc.
  • Phone: (800) 273-5170
  • Cell: (202) 538-4432
  • Fax: 888.432.3584
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Biomechanics and Medical Devices

Keywords/Search Terms:

Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Consumer & Medical Product Liability, Premises Liability, Slip, Trip & Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Animations and Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Drone Aerial Mapping, Criminal and Shooting Reconstruction


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia; M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, US Food & Drug Administration

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Additional Information

Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Connecticut (HQ), Maryland, and Northern California. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at local Universities. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988. Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years. While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants. After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Her Doctoral Dissertation, with the help of a grant awarded by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, consisted of two human research studies to investigate the effect of physical activity on bone density in humans. Dr. Bowley then completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration where she studied blood hemolysis via mechanical fragility of red blood cells in various medical devices. After completing her Post-Doctoral research, Dr. Bowley served as a lead medical device reviewer at the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the Cardiovascular Division for over 3 years, including serving on the ASTM F04.30.06 Task Group as Co-Chair. Medical devices evaluated included: Drug-eluting stents, stents (cardiac and peripheral), and other Class III and Class II medical devices. Dr. Bowley returned to Federal Government Service in 2018 and worked at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) (6 months), the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (1 year), and finally the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (2 years, 7 months). Consumer products investigated and evaluated for defects included: Treadmills, Residential Elevators, Inflatable Bouncy House Child Playhouses, Playgrounds, Fire escape systems, Oven/Range Appliances, Portable Basketball Hoop, SCUBA Dive Computer, Crossbow trigger mechanism, Electric Balance bike for children, Bicycles, Electric Scooters, Bicycle pedals, Amusement Park rides, Dressers/CSUs, and Swim Snorkel. Dr. Bowley has also served as a faculty member at multiple universities where she has developed her own courses.