Charlie Hirst, Fourth-Year Graduate Student

Fourth-Year Graduate Student

cahirst@mit.edu
Charlie is a fourth-year PhD student in Professor Short’s Nuclear Materials Lab, developing a method to quantify radiation damage by measuring stored energy. After studying for an undergraduate degree in materials science and a master’s characterizing ion-irradiated zirconium alloys, both at the University of Oxford, he decided to explore the world of research on this side of the Atlantic. Charlie loves to discuss visual communication methods and also enjoys helping others with their professional development. Outside of the lab he spends his free time ballroom dancing or sailing on the Charles River.