Duc Cao

Research Associate
E-mail Duc Cao

Duc had his start in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research while under his graduate research advisor Gregory Moses at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His project involved implementing a nonlocal thermal transport model into DRACO, a 2-D radiation–hydrodynamics code developed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and used for simulating direct-drive ICF experiments.

Joining the Laboratory for Laser Energetics in 2015, Duc has expanded his work to modeling actual direct-drive inertial confinement fusion experiments (e.g., shock timing) performed at the Omega Laser Facility as well as future experiments, and further developing DRACO. Duc's research interests include numerical modeling, nonlocal thermal transport, shock physics, and magneto-radiation hydrodynamics.