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Geoff Parks

Subject groups/Research projects

Energy and Climate Change:

Research Interests

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 energy 

Nuclear reactor design 

Thorium fuel cycle