Expert teams. Flexible, purpose-fit engagements

Creating a product with a compelling user experience that stands out on the market is a challenging and multifaceted endeavor. It requires bringing together the right mix of skills, expertise, and capabilities to create a deep understanding of user behaviors.

That's where Exponent UX excels.

We believe our team of Ph.D.-level UX researcher scientists is the very best there is. They have unsurpassed UX expertise, with degrees in human factors, cognitive and perceptual psychology, ergonomics, computer vision, and other related areas. Meet the leaders of our Exponent UX team below.


Robert Rauschenberger, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist
Human Factors
(623) 587-4191


Michael DeVries, M.S.

Managing Scientist
Human Factors
(623) 587-6731


Benjamin Lester, Ph.D.

Managing Scientist
Human Factors
(623) 587-6747


Zdravko Salipur, Ph.D.

Human Factors
(623) 587-4112


Abtine Tavassoli, Ph.D.

Managing Scientist
Human Factors
Los Angeles
(310) 754-2737


Naomi Cherne, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Human Factors
(215) 594-8905


Phillip Jasper, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Human Factors
(623) 587-4109

A deep bench of experts

Our client engagements are flexible and custom designed to match your needs. If your challenge requires domain-specific expertise, we can augment our UX team by drawing from our deep bench of similarly credentialed experts in our other practice areas, including:

Polymers & Biomedical
  • Biomedical Engineering & Sciences
  • Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry
Mechanical & Thermal
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Human Factors
  • Vehicle Engineering
Environmental & Health Sciences
  • Ecological & Biological Sciences
  • Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
  • Health Sciences
Construction & Infrastructure
  • Buildings & Structures
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Consulting
  • Materials & Corrosion Engineering
Electrical & Data Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Data Sciences

Fifty+ years of success

Exponent is a global, multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm. For over 50 years, we’ve been solving complex business and technical problems and providing design and process consulting services across a broad range of industries. Our team of approximately 900 engineers, scientists, physicians, and regulatory consultants routinely performs in-depth scientific research and analysis and rapid-response evaluations to provide our clients with the critical information required for both day-to-day and strategic decision-making.

Get in touch

To learn more about how Exponent UX can help better inform your product or process design decisions and drive exponential advantage to your company, send us a message here.