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My name is Ron and I'm a Research Scientist at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I have previously worked at the University of Colorado Boulder, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan. I graduated with a Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University in 2012.

My field of study is ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics. I am working on the hadronic calorimetry for sPHENIX as well collective flow signatures in small systems at RHIC in PHENIX. I maintain a strong interest in my previous research on flow and searches for strong CP-violation (which I did on the ALICE experiment while at Wayne State) in heavy ion collisions and I am a recognized expert in this area. My Ph.D. thesis is on identified charged hadron spectra in Au+Au and d+Au collisions at 200 GeV.

Biographical Sketch

  • Research Scientist, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2018-Present
  • Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder, 2015-2018
  • Research Associate, Wayne State University, 2013-2015
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, 2012-2015
  • Ph.D. Physics, Vanderbilt University, 2012
  • M.S. Physics, Vanderbilt University, 2009
  • B.S. Physics, Seton Hall University, 2005

Selected Publications


  • The best way to reach me is by unofficial email: belmonrj at gmail dot com
  • If you prefer, you can reach me by official email: rjbelmon at uncg dot edu
  • You can also contact me on Skype: username ron dot belmont