Vinícius Duarte's research is focused on the resonant interaction between fast ions and Alfvénic modes in tokamaks via analytical and numerical modeling. His current research interests include collisional kinetic theory, forecast of nonlinear evolution of Alfvénic modes, whole-device modeling, quasilinear transport, wave chirping and nonlinear partial differential equations. Duarte is a Member of the ITPA Energetic Particle Physics Topical Group and serves on the Editorial Board of Physics of Plasmas and on the Executive Committee of TTF. He obtained his PhD in Physics in 2017 from the University of São Paulo, for which he received the Brazilian Physical Society thesis prize. After a postdoc at PPPL, he moved to the research staff in 2020.