Hunter Andrews is an R&D Associate in the Isotope Applications Research Group within the Radioisotopes Science and Technology Division. He first joined ORNL as a post doctoral researcher in the spring of 2020 and transitioned to his current role in the summer of 2021. His research focus revolves around the development of in-situ, online monitoring tools for complex environments. His main expertise lies in optical spectroscopy, particularly laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), a rapid form of spectroscopy capable of elemental analysis regardless of sample form. Other research interests include analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, neutron imaging, molten salts, chemometrics, and machine learning.
Dr. Andrews received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2020. His graduate research focused on the near-real time material detection through combined implementation of electrochemistry and LIBS for molten salt systems.
Outstanding Scholarly Output - U.T. Battelle Awards Night 2022
Outstanding Reviewer 2022 - Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry