Prof. Sam L Evans
School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK
Sam Evans joined the School in 1996 from the University of Southampton. His research interests are varied and cover various aspects of the deformation and failure of materials, with a particular interest in biomaterials and nanocomposites. Particular areas of interest are fatigue of biomaterials such as bone cement and of aerospace materials, the use of acoustic emission and ultrasound techniques to detect damage, and computational modelling using finite element and boundary element models. Recent areas of interest include the use of digital image correlation techniques to measure strain distribution in bones, skin, implants and aerospace components, and the development of constitutive models and new implicit solution algorithms for skin and soft tissues.
Prof Evans leads the micro/nano manufacturing group and has a particular interest in polymer nanocomposite materials.
Prof Evans is a member of the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre and the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair, and has an exceptional track record of interdisciplinary collaboration, with current projects with colleagues from the Dental School, Child Health, Gynecology, Orthopaedics, and the Schools of Biosciences, Pharmacy, Computer Science and Earth Sciences.
Professional Activities and Recognition:
Editorial Board member, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering; Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biological Materials
Visiting Professor, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de St Etienne (CNRS)
Panel member, Academy of Finland, Research Council of Norway
External examiner (taught courses) at University of Bradford and Queen Mary University of London
External examiner (research degrees) at ENSM St Etienne, Queensland University of Technology, University of Malaya, University College Dublin, Politecnico di Milano, Imperial College, Universities of Southampton, Leeds, Exeter, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Bath, Swansea, etc
Charles Sharpe Beecher Prize (best paper on an aerospace subject published by IMechE), 2010