Michael Short: Research Advances

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering research scientist Michael Short '05, SM '10, PhD '10 is an exemplar of interdisciplinary knowledge, with Institute degrees in both nuclear science and engineering and materials science and engineering.

“Interdisciplinary work is where the fun stuff is; it’s where you get to work on challenges that many people consider too difficult, or that require a broader perspective,” he says.

But there’s another dimension to Short’s interdisciplinary skill set — extensive hands-on metalworking experience, which amplifies the value of his academic learning and his ability to address challenging problems in fission reactor development.


Research Advances