Robert V. “Rob” Duncan, Ph.D., joined Texas Tech University (TTU) as the Vice President for Research in January, 2014. Prior to accepting this position, he served as the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Missouri (MU).
Duncan received his bachelor’s degree in physics from MIT in 1982 and his doctorate in physics from the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1988. He has served as a professor of physics and astronomy, and as a joint associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM), as a visiting associate on the physics faculty at Caltech, and as the associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNM.
Duncan serves as a reviewer for many journals and federal agencies, and he has recently been a Member of the Visiting Committee to recommend revisions of the curriculum at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.