Hunter Belanger

Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Hunter Belanger earned his B.S. in Physics, with a minor in Nuclear Engineering, from RPI in 2018. After graduating with his M.S. in Physics from RPI in 2019, he moved to France to begin his Ph.D. at the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) Paris-Saclay, in the Service d’Études de Réacteurs et de Mathématiques Appliquées. While at CEA, he worked on the development of Monte Carlo particle transport methods, considering problems related to spatially continuous material properties, vibrations of fuel rods in nuclear reactors, and high-performance computing. Hunter defended his Ph.D. in October of 2022, and returned to RPI as a faculty member in 2023.Hunter's research interests are focused on Monte Carlo particle transport methods. He is interested in a wide variety of reactor physics problems, such as Monte Carlo transient simulations, neutron clustering, vibrations inside nuclear reactor cores, and coupled multi-physics simulations. He is an active developer, working on open-source computational tools for nuclear engineering, reactor physics, and teaching.
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