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Professor Julian R. G. Evans 

Summary
  Julian Evans graduated in industrial metallurgy from Birmingham University and has a PhD in polymer-metal adhesion from Bath University. He has worked in the specialist printing industry and in the Ceramics Department at Leeds. He was lecturer, then reader at Brunel University and became Professor of Materials at Queen Mary in 1998 then at UCL in 2007. 
Summary of research group
  Research students and Masters project students are working on oceanic foams to enhance planetary albedo, nanocomposites that mimic mollusc shells, alternatives to Portland cement and polymers derived from food waste.   
Research highlights
  Powder injection moulding, direct ink-jet printing of powders, solid freeforming by acoustic and ultrasonic actuation, formation of 3D functional gradients, extrusion freeforming, combinatorial ink-jet printing, biomimetic composites, ceramic and metal foams, and global protection systems based on planetary albedo enhancement.    
Research Facilities
  These include equipment for powder processing, milling and mixing and a range of furnaces for ceramic processing.   
Awards
 
  • Kroll Medal (2006)
  • Ivor Jenkins Award (2002)
Memberships
 
  • FIMMM
  • Chartered Engineer
  • MRSC   
Research interests
 
  • Ceramic and powder processing
  • Solid freeforming and rapid prototyping
  • Ceramic ink-jet printing
  • Extrusion freeforming (hard tissue scaffolds and metamaterials)
  • Solid freeforming of 3D functional gradients
  • Combinatorial and high throughput methods for materials discovery
  • Polymer-clay nanocomposites
  • Ordered polymer clay nanocomposites: the quest to simulate the nacre microstructure
  • Polymers derived from biomass, particularly food waste
  • Foams and their deployment for enhancement of oceanic albedo
Teaching
  Julian manages the broadening MSc in Materials for Energy and Environment and is pioneering new taught Masters programmes to prepare a cohort of masters graduates who combine science and engineering with the skills needed to negotiate with policy makers in the area of energy and climate change.