Duarte, Juliana 109×140

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Juliana Pacheco Duarte, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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HEATS Mission and Strategy

To develop high-quality research to improve the safety, security, and economic features of the next generation of nuclear reactors.

HEATS Strategy

Combine the use of advanced instrumentation techniques and data analysis to better understanding thermal-hydraulic phenomena, such as critical heat flux, post-CHF, minimum film boiling temperature, condensation, and boiling.
Apply statistical tools in the data analysis to quantify uncertainties.
Combine computational and experimental analysis in the learning process of new phenomena.

Research Ethics


HEATS Lab Diversity Statement

Freedom and equality are fundamental values of a society. In building an egalitarian society, it is essential to achieve substantive equality, which is related to social inclusion, affirmative actions, the promotion of equal opportunities and respect for differences. We believe that an inclusive university community is one that is based on diversity among people, cultures, and perspectives, valuing differences and ensuring equal opportunities.


    Laboratory address:

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    302 Goodwin Hall
    College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
    635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061