Texas Tech University

Brandon Weeks, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, and Professor

Email: brandon.weeks@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.7450

Fax: 806.742.3552

Office: EC 100P


Researcher ID: I-7150-2015

Brandon Weeks

Research Interests

  • High Explosives
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Microcantilever−Based Sensors
  • Dip−Pen Nanolithography
  • Crystal Growth

Personal Information


  • Postdoctoral, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Ph.D., Cambridge University, (2000)
  • B.S., University of California-Riverside, (1993)


  • Responsible for the quality and development of the college's faculty, master's, and doctoral research programs
  • Work with faculty to enrich pedagogy and develop opportunities in faculty research and scholarship
  • Serve as a catalyst for research innovation
  • Foster and facilitate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations across the university


Brandon Weeks obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2000. From 2000-2004 he worked as a postdoc and then a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His responsibilities included performing studies for the enhanced surveillance campaign related to the nations nuclear stockpile. He joined the faculty of chemical engineering at Texas Tech in 2004. Currently, he serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Whitacre College of Engineering.

His research interests are in nanotechnology and energetic materials where he has secured over $3M in external funding. His work has generated over 100 peer reviewed publications and he has received the NSF CAREER Award and the Chancellors Distinguished Research Award while at Texas Tech. He currently serves editor in chief of the Wiley journal Scanning.


Chemical Engineering