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Hadas Ritz

  • Hadas Ritz
  • Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: 415 Upson Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-0897
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Hadas Ritz has been teaching at Cornell since receiving her Ph.D. in 2008. She has taught a wide range of classes, including thermodynamics, spacecraft engineering, dynamics, calculus, and introduction to mechanical engineering, among others.

Teaching Interests

Solid mechanics, engineering mathematics, finite element analysis, introduction to mechanical engineering, and other undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering.

Selected Publications

  • Ritz, Hadas, P.R. Dawson, Tito Marin. 2010. "Analyzing the orientation dependence of stresses in polycrystals using vertices of the single crystal yield surface and crystallographic fibers of orientation space." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 58: 54-72.
  • Ritz, Hadas, P.R. Dawson. 2009. "Sensitivity to grain discretization of the simulated crystal stress distributions in FCC polycrystals." Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 17 (015001).
  • Ritz, Hadas, P. R. Dawson, R. Rogge. 2007. "Measuring the influence of magnesium on the elastic anisotropy of aluminum using in-situ neutron diffraction." Journal of Neutron Research 15: 303-312.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Ralph S. Watts '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2013


  • BS (Mechanical Engineering), University of Illinois, Urbana, 2001
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering), Cornell University, 2005
  • Ph D (Mechanical Engineering), Cornell University, 2008