Matthew Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research applies high-power lasers to the development of optical diagnostics for fluids and plasmas, the study of intense light-matter interactions, and the construction of compact light and particle sources, combining adaptive high-repetition-rate experiments and large-scale simulations to explore new regimes in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, and plasma physics.

Matthew received BSE, MA, and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. He was then a Lawrence Fellow in the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • PhD, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2019)
  • MA, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2015)
  • BSE, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2012)

2023-24 Courses

Stanford Advisees

  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Griffin Glenn, Raymond Lau
  • Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
    Zheng Gong
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Ke Ou, Victor Perez-Ramirez
  • Master's Program Advisor
    Zarrin Bashir, Roy Bian, Sida Cao, Souparna Gangopadhyay, Miyu Kojima, Ethan Lietch, Xuyi Long, Aryan Patel, Annika Yong
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Parnian Azizian, Sofia Madrigal Gamboa