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School of Computing Science and Engineering

Dr Laurence Weekes

Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader MSc Structural Engineering


BEng, PhD. University of Southampton 1994 (Structural Eng.)

University of Salford, Research Assistant, Masonry Jack Arches, EPSRC funded research, 1994-1997

NNC Ltd, Senior Engineer, Seismic Nuclear safety, 1997-2000

University of Salford, Lecturer/Senior lecturer, 2000 to present


Finite Element Analysis

Structural Analysis and Design

Seismic Design

Research Interests

Seismic mitigation techniques

Light gauge steel projects

Qualifications and Memberships

BEng, PhD


Whittleston, G S and Weekes, L. (2012) Manufacture and testing of a polymer composite suitable for use with structural glass, Composites part A – Applied Science and manufacturing, Elsevier.  Accepted – waiting for publication

Whittleston, G S, and Weekes, L. (2012)  Macro-strengthening of structural glass by saturation of micro-surface cracks using a clear epoxy adhesive, Journal of materials in civil engineering, ASCE under review

Currie, N G R, Haynes, B J, Leach, P, Wang, J and Weekes, L 2013, 'Embedding technology in the structures thread of a civil engineering degree' , The Structural Engineer, 91 (3) , pp. 12-17