Reader in Nuclear Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dr Geoff Parks is a Reader in Nuclear Engineering and Head of the Computational Design Group in the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre; which researches into the application of advanced optimisation methods to difficult real-world problems. This research has a wide variety of application areas including aerodynamic, nuclear and structural engineering, development and application of multi-objective optimisation methods, as well as the effective exploitation and integration of optimisation methods within the Engineering Design process.
Dr Parks has long-standing interests in nuclear reactor operation and control with particular expertise in in-core fuel management, and helped develop the code used by British Energy to design reload cores for Sizewell B. He has more recently developed interests in the use of accelerator driven systems for waste transmutation and power generation.
He was elected a Research Fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge, and later a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University Engineering Department, funded by Nuclear Electric plc.