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Michael Short

Class ’42 Career Development Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Michael Short is an Associate Professor in Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Michael 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. The main areas of Short’s research focus on 1) Non-contact, non-destructive measurement of irradiated material properties using transient grating spectroscopy (TGS), 2) Preventing the deposition of deleterious phases, such as CRUD in nuclear reactors, as fouling deposits in energy systems, and 3) Quantification of radiation damage by stored energy fingerprints. His areas of expertise include radiation damage, nuclear materials

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