Matthew Gomez earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan’s Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department in 2005, 2007 and 2011, respectively. He received the university’s Distinguished Achievement Award – Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Graduate Program in 2010 and was a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) recipient from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Gomez joined Sandia National Laboratories as a staff member at in 2011 and studies inertial confinement fusion and high energy density science on the Z machine. Dr. Gomez temporarily served as acting manager of the Radiation and Fusion Experiments Department in 2016. His work on Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion has been featured in Discover
, Physics Viewpoint
, Physics World
. Dr. Gomez received a DOE NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence in 2014 and was nominated for a 2015 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He has coauthored 25 peer-reviewed publications, including seven as first author.