Matthew Gomez received the B.S.E., M.S.E., and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2005, 2007, and 2011, respectively. His graduate education was funded in part by the DOE NNSA SSGF. His graduate research area of concentration was pulsed power and plasma physics, specifically focusing on linear transformer drivers and post-hole convolutes.
Gomez completed his DOE NNSA SSGF practicum at Sandia National Laboratories in 2009, which lead to him joining Sandia full time in January 2011. Matthew has been working as a principle investigator on the Z machine for the last three years, focusing primarily on inertial confinement fusion and other high energy density science experiments.