Danny Lathouwers' Research

Computational Reactor Physics


Our research focus is on the use of computational techniques in the field of nuclear reactor physics and related areas. Cutting edge numerical techniques, such as self-adaptive techniques, are used to describe the physics of reactor systems and are exploited to gain new insight in for example the dynamics under off-normal conditions. 

Our ultimate challenge is the numerical nuclear reactor where a complete reactor system containing all physics sub-processes can be simulated in detail and can interact with each other. Recently, our interest has extended to the field of proton therapy where we apply and further develop our adaptive numerical techniques for charged particle transport with the goal of efficiently obtaining high-quality dose distribution in patient geometry.

The research is categorized into four main research pillars:

 Multi-Physics Simulation

Adaptive Radiation Transport

Computational Reactor Physics

Proton Therapy