ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Michael Short joined the faculty in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering in July 2013. He brings 15 years of research experience in the field of nuclear materials, microstructural characterization, and alloy development. His group’s research is a mixture of large-scale experiments, micro/nanoscale characterization, and multiphysics modeling & simulation. A core mission of Short's lab is moving into industry in a five-year timeframe, from ideation to implementation. Short’s research focuses on: non-contact, non-destructive measurement of irradiated material properties using transient grating spectroscopy (TGS); preventing the deposition of deleterious phases, such as CRUD in nuclear reactors, as fouling deposits in energy systems; and quantification of radiation damage by stored energy fingerprints. This last project was recently selected for an NSF CAREER award.