Michael Short has earned four degrees from MIT, in Nuclear Science and Engineering and Material Science and Engineering. His work covers broadly the range of topics where materials and nuclear engineering intersect. He is particularly interested in corrosion in hostile environments, adhesion mechanisms that cause fouling, and the fundamentals of radiation damage. Professor Short's current research is focused on identify a fundamental and measurable unit of radiation damage. This work is also the basis for a collaboration with LNSP, in which the methods being developed are used to forensically reconstruct the operating history of fissile material production facilities, enabling verification of a new class of arms-control treaties; as well as after-the-fact verification of fissile-material declarations for negotiated nonproliferation and disarmament arrangements.