Eric F. Matthews is a Research Engineer at the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His PhD thesis focused on the physics and nuclear data of fission. He developed a method to calculate covariance matrices for fission yields from evaluated nuclear data libraries. He also developed the Fast Loading User Facility for Fission Yields at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s 88-inch cyclotron, a pneumatic system that allows the rapid transport of actinide samples for the measurement of short-lived fission yields. He was a 2018–2019 National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellow, and a graduate fellow of UC Berkeley’s Nuclear Science and Security Consortium between 2017 and 2021. Eric served as the graduate student instructor of the course that organized this publication.