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NSE’s Professor Michael Short wins Junior Bose Teaching Award

Dean Chandrakasan with Michael Short, MIT

Professor Michael Short of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) has been awarded the 2017 Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is given annually to an outstanding contributor to education from among the junior faculty of the School of Engineering. Short, who is the Norman C. Rasmussen Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering joined the Department as a member of the faculty in 2013.

Short’s research is a mixture of large-scale experiments, micro/nanoscale characterization, and multiphysics modeling & simulation. His focus areas include non-contact, non-destructive measurement of irradiated material properties using transient grating spectroscopy; 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.

“Professor Short has an exceptional ability to make complex engineering material both engaging and extremely understandable,” says NSE graduate student Cody. NSE Department Head Dennis Whyte added, “Mike is not only a dedicated and inspirational instructor, but an ardent developer of new engineering education initiatives here in NSE and in the School of Engineering. This award recognizes his contributions across this full spectrum;assuring that our students obtain the best educational experience possible. We are thrilled to have Mike’s vision and dedication in NSE.”

Short is the third NSE faculty member to earn the prestigious Junior Bose Award in recent years. Professor Jacopo Buongiorno received it in 2007 and Professor Anne White, in 2014.


Photo by Lillie Paquette/MIT School of Engineering
Dean Anantha Chandrakasan (L), Michael Short (R)

December 2017