Charles Tschirhart

Fellowship Awarded 2015
Charles Tschirhart

Charles Tschirhart will spend the 2015-2016 academic year on a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Nottingham in the UK, where he will study high precision AFM and atomic manipulation techniques. In the fall of 2016, he will attend UC Santa Barbara as a Hertz Fellow, and major in experimental condensed matter physics. Charles”s interests include nanotechnology and fluid dynamics. As an undergrad at Caltech, he has done work applying fabrication techniques from the microelectronics industry to problems in biological sensing, which resulted in a patent application (currently pending). More recently he has been working on an experiment designed to investigate how the equations of hydrodynamics break down at extremely small scales. Such experiments can be used to produce models which allow scientists and engineers to understand and predict how liquids flow at the nanoscale, which has applications for problems in many fields.

“The long lasting and useful benefit of the Hertz Fellowship is the community of fellows. They are brilliant people doing exciting things and will be great scientists to know and work with in the future. A lot of the theoretical framework behind my research in nanotechnology and fluid dynamics bridges into chemistry, and it’s important to me to have a community to collaborate with.”
– Charles Tschirhart

Graduate Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara
Condensed Matter Physics

Awards

2015, Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright U.S. Student Program