Dr. Charlie Loeffler: Background

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

Probably, by far my father. My father always made us, being my brothers and I, help him do lots and lots of projects and he always pushed us to find jobs that would contribute to society. So that was probably the strongest influence. My graduate advisor pushed on me a lot to dig into the fundamentals of a variety of problems. And ultimately, I have some very close friends who told me to have fun along the way.

Do you travel often?

It varies from year to year. There have been a few years that I’ve been on dozens of different committees and we go to meetings, oh, I would say maybe 2 or 3 weeks out of the month, a few days each. Recently, I’ve traveled a few times a year but now, on longer trips like2, 4, 6-week-long sea tests.


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