Professor Geoff Parks

Fellow, Admissions Tutor
University Positions
Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Specialising in
Nuclear engineering
fluid mechanics

Geoff Parks is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Academic interests

Geoff Parks' academic interests include:

  • Computational design
  • Multiobjective optimisation
  • Nuclear reactor design and simulation
  • In-core nuclear fuel management
  • Future nuclear systems
  • Thorium-based nuclear fuel cycles.

Degrees obtained

  • BA Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1984.
  • PhD Nuclear Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1989.

Awards and prizes

  • Pilkington Teaching Prize, 2003.


Geoff Parks received his BA in Engineering in 1984 and his PhD in Nuclear Engineering in 1989, both from the University of Cambridge. He is now a Reader in Nuclear Engineering at Cambridge. He served as the College’s sciences admissions tutor from 1997 to 2007 and Senior Tutor from 2012 to 2022. He was Director of Admissions for the Cambridge Colleges from 2003 to 2012. 

Other interests

Music (especially progressive rock), English bull terriers, cricket, American football.

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Publications, links and resources

You can find a full list of books, papers, and articles by Geoff Parks on the Department of Engineering website

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