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Nuclear engineer

Cecil Vivian Parks, American nuclear engineer. Recipient Achievement award Martin Marietta Energy Systems, 1988, Technology Operations Technology Achievement of Year award, 1991; Energy Research and Development Administration fellow, 1976-1977.


Parks, Cecil Vivian was born on October 24, 1954 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of Bennie Leggett and Helen Townsend (Pate) Parks.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1976. Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1976. Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering, University Tennessee, 1985.


Staff member, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1978-1980;project leader, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1980-1987;section head, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, since 1987. Member defueling team Three Mile Island-2, 1985-1989. United States working group member cask shielding Organization of European Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris, since 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author, editor: SCALE: Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation, 1984. Contributor articles to Nuclear science and Engineering.


Deacon, teacher Center Bearden Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, since 1981. Active Farragut (Tennessee) Planning Commission, 1984-1986. Chairman Woodland Trace Homeowners Association, Farragut, 1985.

Member American Nuclear Society, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi (associate, Research award North Carolina chapter 1976), Theta Tau (chapter chairman 1975).


Married Lynn Pruet, May 29, 1976. Children: Joshua, Nicole, Brandon.

Bennie Leggett Parks

Helen Townsend (Pate) Parks

Lynn Pruet

Joshua Parks

Nicole Parks

Brandon Parks