Juliana Pacheco Duarte

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: pachecoduarte@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-7955

435 Engineering Research Building

Juliana Pacheco Duarte joined the Engineering Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Assistant Professor in 2022. Her primary research is in the safety and thermal-hydraulics analysis of advanced nuclear reactors with a focus on light-water-cooled reactors. Previous to joining UW-Madison, Dr. Duarte was an assistant professor in the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech.  She has experience in the design and performance of experiments to study two-phase heat transfer phenomena at high-pressure conditions, in the computational thermal-hydraulic analysis using subchannel codes and system codes, and in varied practice in using statistical methods in the safety analysis. Prior to coming to the U.S., she worked on the design of critical heat flux experiments for the Brazilian nuclear propulsion reactor.

Duarte holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from UW-Madison, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, a B.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the State University of Campinas.