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UNM alum honored by SWE

December 21, 2017 - By Kim Delker

Kelly Hahn

Kelly Hahn, who earned three degrees from The University of New Mexico’s School of Engineering, was recently honored by the Society of Women Engineers with the Emerging Leader Award.

Hahn, who joined Sandia National Laboratories as a student intern in 2001, earned a bachelor’s degree in 1999, a master’s degree in 2002, and a Ph.D. in 2006, all in electrical engineering. Today, she works on inertial confinement fusion experiments on the Z Machine at Sandia.

While at UNM, she worked with Distinguished Professor Edl Schamiloglu in the Pulsed Power, Beams, and Microwaves Laboratory, where she worked on high-power microwave devices, an area she focused on for her master’s degree. As a Ph.D. student, she worked as an intern at Sandia in the Pulsed Power Sciences Center on intense electron beam X-ray radiography.