Anthony G. Evans

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Anthony Glyn Evans (December 4, 1942 – September 9, 2009)[1] was Alcoa Professor of Materials, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures and Co-Director for the Center for Collaborative Engineering Research and Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, United States.[2]

Evans was born in Porthcawl, Wales, and received a Ph.D in metallurgy at Imperial College London.[1]

Evans had previously been, successively, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Chair of the Materials Department and Director of the High Performance Composites Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara; Gordon McKay Professor of Materials Engineering at Harvard University; and Gordon Wu Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Princeton Materials Institute at Princeton University.

Evans was vice president of the American Ceramic Society (1984–1988), and for four years served as chair of the Defense Sciences Research Council. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences. He survived by his daughters Polly Manset, Jemina And Samantha Evans. With his beautiful grandchildren Savannah Joshua and Antonia Manset, Kelsey Evans and Alex large

Awards and honors

  • 2008 – Fellow, Imperial College
  • 2006 – Henry Marion Howe Medal (ASM International)
  • 2006 – Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 2005 – Member, National Academy of Science
  • 2003 – Nadai Medal (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • 2002 – Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
  • 2001 – Fellow Royal Society (London)
  • 2001 – Mellor Memorial Lecturer (The Institute of Materials, U.K.)
  • 2001 – McLaren Award
  • 2000 – Turnbull Award (Materials Research Society)
  • 2000 – Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2000 – Distinguished Life Member (American Ceramic Society)
  • 1998 – Peterson Award (Society for Experimental Mechanics)
  • 1997 – Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • 1994 – Griffith Medal and Prize (The Institute of Materials, U.K.)
  • 1993 – Honorary Fellow (International Congress on Fracture)
  • 1988 – Orton Lecture (American Ceramic Society)
  • 1988 – John Jeppson Medal (American Ceramic Society)
  • 1986 – Hobart N. Kramer Award (American Ceramic Society)
  • 1984 – Clyde Distinguished Professor (University of Utah)
  • 1983 – Van Horne Distinguished Lecturer (Case Western Reserve University)
  • 1980 – Robert Sosman Award (American Ceramic Society)
  • 1979 – Richard M. Fulrath Award (American Ceramic Society)
  • 1974 – Ross Coffin Purdy Award (American Ceramic Society)
  • 1967 – Matthey Prize (Imperial College)


  1. ^ a b Peters, Kristen (2009-09-17). "Engineering Professor Dies at 66". Daily Nexus. University of California, Santa Barbara. Archived from the original on January 25, 2010. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  2. ^ "Anthony G. Evans, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials". University of California, Santa Barbara. Archived from the original on 30 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-15.

External links

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies
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