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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Emily Retzlaff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6522

    Johns Hopkins University, 2012
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "The thermo-mechanical response of UFG aluminum at high strain rates"
    Johns Hopkins University, 2008
    Masters of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
    University of Delaware, 2006
    Bachelors of Science, Physics
Mechanical properties characterization
High strain rate testing
Deformation mechanisms of metals    


  • P.K. Lambert, C.J. Hustedt, K.S. Vecchio, Emily Huskins, D.T. Casem, S.M. Gruner, M.W. Tate, H.T. Phillipp, A.R. Woll, P. Purohit, J.T. Weiss, V. Kannan, K.T. Ramesh, P. Kenesei, J.S. Okasinski, J. Almer, M. Zhao, A.G. Ananiadis, T.C. Hufnagel (2014). “Time-resolved x-ray diffraction techniques for bulk polycrystalline materials under dynamic loading”. Review of Scientific Instruments; 85:093901.
  • Z.C. Cordero, Emily Huskins, M. Park, S. Livers, M. Frary, B.E. Schuster, C.A. Schuh (2014). “Powder-route synthesis and mechanical testing of ultrafine grain tungsten alloys”. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.; 45:3609-2618.
  • Emily Huskins, B. Cao, B. Li, K.T. Ramesh (2012). “Temperature-dependent mechanical response of an UFG aluminum alloy at high rates”. Experimental Mechanics; 52:185-194.
  • R. Vogt, Z. Zhang, Emily Huskins, B. Ahn, S. Nutt, K.T. Ramesh, E.J. Lavernia, J.M., Schoenung (2010). “High strain rate deformation and resultant damage mechanisms in ultrafine-grained aluminum matrix composites”. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A.; 527:5990-5996.
  • Emily Huskins, B. Cao, K.T. Ramesh (2010). “Strengthening mechanisms in an Al-Mg alloy”. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A.; 527:1292-1298.
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