Charles Retallack
Charles J. Retallack, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Vehicle Engineering
  • Phoenix

Dr. Retallack is experienced in the development of innovative experimental techniques utilizing remote sensing systems. Through his experimental research he has employed systems including coherent Doppler lidar, real time x-ray imaging, and computed tomography for non-invasive measurement acquisition. His 7 years of research experience includes both laboratory and field experimental projects. Dr. Retallack has expertise in fluid mechanics with emphasis on density driven flows, aerosol mixing/dispersion, and turbulence. The topics of his research have included industrial process assessment and atmospheric aerosol transport.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Retallack held the position of Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow in the Environmental Fluid Dynamics group at the University of Notre Dame.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2005, magna cum laude

Publications

Mondy L, Rao R, Lindgren E, Sun A., Adolf D, Retallack C, Thompson K. Modeling coupled migration and settling of particulates in curing filled epoxies. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2011; 122(3):1587–1598.

Retallack C, Calhoun R, Fernando HJS, Rayner K, Stuart A, Sutton J, Hibberd MF. Flow and pollution transport during Wagerup 2006: A case study. Meteorological Applications 2009; 17(3):269–278.

Mondy LA, Retallack C, Thompson K, Barney J, Grillet A, Graham AL. On bubbles rising through suspensions of solid particles. AIChE Journal 2008; 54 (4).

Government Reports


Calhoun R, Retallack C, Christman A, Fernando HJS. Meteorological mechanisms and pathways of pollution exposure: Coherent Doppler lidar deployment in Wagerup. Prepared for Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia, 2008, 97 pages.

Conference Presentations


Retallack C. The MATERHORN experiment. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5–9, 2011.

Retallack C. Doppler lidar tracking of aerosol plumes. 89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 10–16, 2009.

Retallack C. Internal hydraulic adjustment on a discontinuous escarpment slope. 13th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Whistler, BC, Canada, August 11–15, 2008.

Retallack C. Winter time refinery emission plume propagation, Doppler lidar observation. 5th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Tempe, AZ, December 4–7, 2007.

Retallack C. Observations of diurnal mountain valley flow utilizing dual Doppler lidar virtual tower technique. 12th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Santa Fe, NM, August 28–September 1, 2006.

Prior Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Notre Dame, 2010–2012

Research Assistant, Arizona State University, 2005–2010

Research Intern, Sandia National Laboratories, 2002–2005

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Meteorological Society

American Geophysical Union

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2005, magna cum laude