Seminar by ChE Chair Candidate

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Thursday, March 23, 2023, 3 pm

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Dr. Brandon Weeks will present as part of the Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) Research Series on Thursday (March 23) at 3 p.m. in person in Chem Sci 201 or virtually via Zoom.

Weeks will present "Impact of Explosives on Society, from Nano to Macro."

Brandon Weeks is a professor of chemical engineering at Texas Tech University. He received his BS in chemistry from the University of California Riverside and his PhD from Cambridge University in the UK working in both the departments of electrical engineering and chemistry. Upon returning to the United States he worked as a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, transitioning to a staff scientist with the stockpile stewardship campaign. His research interests are very broad from high explosives to nanotechnology with over 90 publications. He is honored to also serve as the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Energetic Materials.


A high-level overview of my experiences in energetic materials will be presented. At the sub-micron scale, results on how microscopy can be used to understanding the structure and composition of energetic materials to gain a better understanding of hot-spot formation and structural composition of energetic materials. Applied research at the macro-scale will also be discussed on large-scale shots for training and survivability of structures. A novel application on using energetic materials for drug delivery will also be highlighted.

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