• Research

    Nuclear Safety Analysis
    Thermal-Hydraulic Systems
    Experimental and Computational Two-Phase Flow
    Boiling and Condensation Phenomena
    Subchannel Analysis
    Advanced Light Water Reactor
    Small Modular Reactor
    Inverse Heat Transfer Problems

  • Publications

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  • Professional History

    2018-Present, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2014-2018, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2013-2014, Graduate Researcher, Navy Technological Center in Sao Paulo (CTMSP), Brazil
    2013-2014, Associate Researcher, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    2012-2012, Intern, Eletrobras Thermonuclear S.A., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Awards and Honors

    2014-2018, Science Without Borders Fellowship/CAPES for Ph.D. Studies
    2014-2018, Research Support Award, Engineering Physics Dept., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2014, IV Oscar Neimeyer Award for Scientific and Technological Projects
    2102-2013, FAPERJ Scholarship
    2010-2011, INCT for Innovative Nuclear Reactors/CNPq Scholarship
    2008, PIBIC/CNPq Scholarship

Education

Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014

B.Sc., Physics, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, 2016
B.Sc., Nuclear Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, 2013

(540) 231-7388
427 Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
pachecoduarte@vt.edu

Laboratory —  Heat Transfer and Safety Lab

Juliana P. Duarte

Assistant Professor