Juliana Pacheco Duarte, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, 2014
B.S., Nuclear Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2013
B.S., Physics, State University of Campinas, 2016
Office: 427 Goodwin Hall
Phone: +1 (540) 231-7388
Students’ office: 302 Goodwin hall
Paul Hurley, Graduate Research Assistant
B.S., Physics, Boston University
Abdulsalam Shakhatreh, Graduate Research Assistant
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Elvan Şahin, Graduate Student
B.S., Engineering, Gazi University
Ali Haydar Karabacak, Graduate Student
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul University
Jeric Demasana, Major in Electrical Engineering and Nanoscience Abdulla Alblooshi, Major in Chemical Engineering Nick Burns, Major in Chemical Engineering Shubham Rath, Major in Mechanical Engineering
We are always looking for strong candidates seeking to get his/her Ph.D. in the areas of nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and reactor safety.
B.S. and/or M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering are preferred.
New GRA positions will be announced here. Contact Dr. Duarte directly for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate students looking for research experience during the academic year or the summer are welcome in our group.
There are always open opportunities to work on both experimental and computational projects.
Examples of current projects:
Help to build our new heat flux facility!
Develop a one-dimensional inverse heat transfer analysis using experimental data.
Analyze data using two-dimensional heat transfer analysis using a computational tool.
Develop input files in subchannel thermal-hydraulic codes, such as CTF, to study heat transfer mechanisms.
Study natural circulation in molten salt reactors.
Department of Mechanical Engineering 302 Goodwin Hall
College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061