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St. Edward native Matzen earns honor for work in fusion power

Sandia National Laboratories Fellow Keith Matzen at ease in the Z facility he helped create. Matzen received the 2019 Distinguished Career Award by Fusion Power Associates. Photo by Randy Montoya

(Editor’s Note: The following story about St. Edward native Keith Matzen comes from Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. Keith is a 1965 graduate of St. Edward High School.)
Sandia National Laboratories Fellow Keith Matzen has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Career Award by Fusion Power Associates, a national nonprofit research and educational foundation, for his many contributions to the laboratory development of nuclear fusion.
The foundation annually brings together senior U.S. and international fusion experts to review the status of fusion research and consider ways to move forward. Its goal is to provide timely information on the status of fusion development and other applications of plasma science. Matzen was honored at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in December.

Read the full story in the Jan. 22 St. Edward Advance print and e editions.