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Mechanical Engineering

CDR Brad W. Baker, PhD

Permanent Military Professor
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410-293-6511
bbaker@usna.edu


EDUCATION
    Naval Postgraduate School, 2013
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "Processing, Microstructure, and Material Properties
      Relationships Following Friction Stir Welding of Oxide Dispersion
      Strengthened Steels"
    
    National Defense University, 2007
    Masters of Science, Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy
    
    United States Naval Academy, 1994
    Bachelors of Science, Marine Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS
Nuclear Materials
Material Properties Characterization
Joining Techniques


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Permanent Military Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Oct 2013 - Present)
  • Divisional Materials Laboratory Director, (May 2013 - Present)
  • Divisional Structures and Materials Laboratory Supervisor, (May 2013 - Present)
Nuclear Trained Submarine Officer, U.S. Navy, (May 1994 - Jul 2010)
  • Executive Officer: USS PHILADLEPHIA (SSN 690)
  • Engineering Officer: PCU NORTH CAROLINA (SSN 777) and USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743)
  • Division Officer: USS MIAMI (SSN 755)
Enlisted Nuclear Trained Machinist Mate, U.S. Navy, (Sep 1998 - Jun 1990)


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • B. W. Baker and L. N. Brewer, "Joining of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steels for Advanced Reactors," Journal of Materials, December 2014.
  • B. W. Baker and L. N. Brewer, "Evaluation of liquid metal embrittlement susceptibility of oxide dispersion strengthened steel MA956," Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 453, pp. 239-246, 10// 2014.  (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002231151400453X)
  • Baker, B. W., et al. (2014). "Grain size and particle dispersion effects on the tensile behavior of friction stir welded MA956 oxide dispersion strengthened steel from low to elevated temperatures." Materials Science and Engineering: A 589(0): 217-227.  (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921509313010861)
  • Baker, B. W., et al. (2013). “Influence of Heat Input on Friction Stir Welding for the ODS Steel MA956” in Friction Stir Welding and Processing VII. Eds: R. S. Mishra, M. W. Mahoney, S. Yutaka, Y. Hovanski and R. Verma, Wiley.
Asst. Prof. Brad Baker
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