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Charles Tschirhart

Postdoctoral Scholar

I am originally from Naperville, Illinois. I moved to southern California for college and stayed in southern California for graduate school, although I spent a year in the Fulbright program living in the UK.


Research

I am an experimental physicist working on understanding and exploiting interaction-driven phases. I am especially interested in topological phases and magnetism. I enjoy building machines and have extensive experience in scientific instrumentation. I am currently working with Kin Fai Mak and Jie Shan, studying interaction-driven phases in transition metal dichalcogenides.


Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Nottingham, UK, 2016
  • Hertz Fellow, Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, 2015
  • NSF Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2015


Educational Background

I did undergraduate degrees in Applied Physics and Chemistry at Caltech, and I did my PhD in Physics at UCSB. Between my undergraduate and graduate studies I was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Nottingham. I was supported by Hertz and NSF fellowships during my PhD at UCSB.