Dr Geoff Parks received both his BA in Engineering and his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
He is a Reader in Nuclear Engineering and a Fellow and Director of Studies at Jesus College. Dr Parks heads the Computational Design Group in the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, which researches into the application of advanced optimization methods to difficult real-world problems in a wide variety of application areas including aerodynamic, nuclear and structural engineering.
Dr Parks also heads a burgeoning Future Nuclear Systems group which focuses on the analysis and design of potential future nuclear reactor systems and fuel cycles. We have a particular interest in the exploitation of thorium-based fuels both in current and future power generation technologies. We are also interested in other applications of nuclear technology, for instance: civil marine propulsion, radioisotope generation, and space applications.