Eric Weeks

Director, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Office: Emerson Hall - 309

Phone: 404-727-4479


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

400 Dowman Drive
Mail stop 1131/002/1AB

Atlanta, GA 30322-2430

Additional Websites


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1997


Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2011)
  • Winship Distinguished Research Professor (Emory University, 2010-2013)
  • Selected as one of the "We are Emory 100 Community Builders" (2010)
  • Gave Stanley Corrsin Memorial Lecture in Fluid Mechanics (Johns Hopkins University, 2009)
  • Crystal Apple teaching award in "Emerging Excellence" from Emory's Residence Hall Assocation (2008)
  • Named as an American Physical Society "Outstanding Referee" (inaugural group) (2008)
  • Center for Teaching and Curriculum Award for Excellence in Teaching, natural sciences (2006)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (2004)


Research Area

Experimental soft condensed matter physics.

Research Interests

Microscopy of colloidal glasses, nonlinear dynamics, complex fluids, and granular media. In our lab we study the properties and dynamics of complex fluids, mainly using microscopy. What happens when glasses solidify? What behavior do we see in materials when they are out of equilibrium? What happens when we push the limits of applications of statistical mechanics, by studying simple materials such as shaving cream foam or sand piles?