Dr Simon Weeks was appointed Chief Technology Officer of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) in September 2014, assuming responsibility for technology leadership of the ATI. Prior to joining the institute, Simon spent most of his professional career in Rolls-Royce, most recently as Head of Aerospace Research & Technology leading the global research and technology programme for future jet engines for Rolls-Royce.
Before this, Simon has held a number of other senior technical leadership roles in Rolls-Royce including Director of engineering operations for Aero Engine Controls (a RR-Goodrich Joint venture company) and Technical Director for Eurojet in Munich (leading the development of the EJ200 engine for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft). In his time in Rolls-Royce, Simon worked over half of his career in research & technology activities.
Simon is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He gained a MA in chemistry and a DPhil in the electro-chemistry of fuel cells at Oxford University.