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, his research work has since expanded to include simulating multiple direct-drive inertial confinement fusion experiments performed at the Omega Laser Facility, validating numerical models, and further developing DRACO. Duc's research interests include nonlocal thermal transport, shock physics, magneto-radiation hydrodynamics, and computational physics.