Subject groups/Research projects
Dr Parks heads a burgeoning Future Nuclear Systems group which focuses on the analysis and design of potential future nuclear reactor systems and fuel cycles, especially from the reactor physics, thermal-hydraulic and fuel management perspectives. We have a particular interest in the exploitation of thorium-based fuels both in current (Gen 3+) and future (e.g. accelerator-driven sub-critical reactor and molten salt reactor) power generation technologies. We are also interested in other applications of nuclear technology, for instance: civil marine propulsion, radioisotope generation, and space applications.
Other Professional Activities
Nuclear reactor design
Thorium fuel cycle