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Professor Sam Evans BEng, PhD

Professor Sam Evans

BEng, PhD

Head of School, Engineering

School of Engineering

+44 (0)29 2087 6876
S/1.36, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision

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 mechanics of soft materials and nanocomposites.  Current projects include the measurement and prediction of brain movement for surgical navigation, investigation of the mechanics of pressure ulcer formation in the heel, the development of novel antimicrobial bone cements and antimicrobial polymers for medical equipment, and the development of graphene reinforced polymer composites for aerospace applications.

Prof Evans is the Head of the School of Engineering, with overall management responsibility for all areas of engineering.

Professional memberships

  • 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
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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research theme: Energy and Environment


Optimisation of recycled plastic palletDr CA Featherston, Dr SL EvansThe Pishiobury Trust 5339304/01/2001 - 04/07/2001
Design, manufacture and impact testing of advanced composite materials CARHAY2011Evans S, Featherston CA, Holford KM, Pullin REuropean Commission (FP7)3242401/01/2012 - 30/09/2013
Towards improving the surgical lavage and debridement of articular cartilage with cartilage progenitor cellsEvans SL, (with BIOSI & UWCM)Arthritis Research Campaign 400001/04/2003 - 31/03/2005
Surface Topography Alteration of Urinary Catheter Sensors to Optimise Detection of Impending Catheter BlockageEvans SL, Pullin R, with DENTLMRC (SARTRE)2997901/02/2010 - 30/04/2010
Development of a constitutive model for the peridontal ligament using a novel motion analysis techniqueEvans SL, Holt CAEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 15813301/09/2003 - 31/08/2006
To develop novel composite materials for high strength, light weight, low friction bearings for aerospace applications and embed the capability to develop new materialsEvans SL, Pullin RKTP and SKF (UK) Ltd29467401/12/2010 - 30/11/2013
Preventing aseptic loosening of cemented joint replacements in older adults: delivery of osteogenic molecules from pmma bone cement to encourage boneEvans SL, with others MEDIC, DENTL, BIOSIDunhill Medical Trust420501/01/2016 - 30/06/2017
Cardiff Institute of Biomechanics and BioEngineering Research (CIBER)Holt CA, Evans SL, with BIOSI, MEDIC, SOHCS, DENTL, PHRMY & PSYCHArthritis Research Campaign50998701/08/2009 - 01/08/2014
Measurement of displacement of composite panels due to lighteningFeatherston CA, Evans SL, Pullin R, Holford KMEADS UK LTD1420001/10/2009 - 25/12/2009
Plastic Waste recoveryGriffiths AJ, Williams KP, Evans SLBiffaward 1900001/04/2002 - 01/10/2002
Characterisation of damage in complex structures by acoustic emission (AE) during fatigue testingDr KM Holford, Dr SL EvansEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 26723701/11/2004 - 31/10/2007
To develop and implement a design methodology for textile tribological materials based upon first principle research, and utilise the methodology in design of new materialsEvans H P, Evans S, Clarke A, Pullin RKTP: SKF14563101/01/2013 - 31/12/2014
Development of new magnetic materials and composites by advanced materials fabrication processesHall J, Evans SSer Cymru NRN Swansea5700001/07/2014 - 30/06/2017
Creep Dislocations in Electrical Steels (PhD)Hall JP, Evans SLCogent Power Ltd5207001/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
Efficient Composite Curing by Intelligent Microwave ProcessingLees J, Evans SL, Porch A, Eaton MEPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites - CIMComp, via Nottingham4906901/05/2015 - 31/10/2015
Manufacture of medical device surfaces resistant to microbial colonisationWilliams D (DENTY), Evans SL et alEPSRC via Leeds1236401/10/2015 - 30/09/2016
Local delivery of osteogenic molecules to encourage regenerative bone repair around cemented joint replacementsAyre W, Sloan A, Obrien Waddington R, Evans S, Mason D, Birchall J, Evans BWelsh Government / HEFCW504202/02/2015 - 01/02/2016
Structural performance laboratoriesHolford KM, Evans SL, Featherston CA, Lark RJNational Assembly for Wales (HEFCW) 162800001/04/2006 - 01/04/2008
A lightweight structural health monitoring systemHolford KM, Featherston CA, Pullin R, Evans SLTechnology Strategy Board (TSB)15115401/07/2009 - 30/06/2012
Characterisation of damage in complex structures by acoustic emission (AE) during fatigue testingHolford KM, Evans SLMessier-Dowty Ltd 12500001/11/2004 - 31/10/2007
ARUK Biomechanics & Bioengineering CentreHolt C, Whatling G, Evans SArthritis Research UK42000001/01/2016 - 31/12/2020
Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering CentreDuance V, Caterson B, Mason D, Blain E, Evans B, Williams A, Jones S, Birchall J, Van Deursen R, Sparkes V, Aeschlimann D, Wise R, Holt C, Evans S, Whatling GArthritis Research UK1997401/10/2014 - 31/03/2015

Supervised Students

Raw MaterialsPURNELL Alex JamesCurrentEngD
Modelling of Metal on Metal Hip ProsthesesAL SAFFAR Ali Abd Al-Ameer HussienGraduatePhD
Mechanical Properties of Nano-structured Porous/Composite MaterialsALBAAJI Amar Jabar BadrCurrentPhD
Development Of A Transducer To Be Used In Long Range Ultrsonic TestingCHASTON Andrew MarkGraduateEngD
Functional Analysis of the Shoulder Complex in Healthy and Pathological Subjects using Three-Dimensional Motion Analysis TechniquesLOVERN BarryGraduatePhD
Analysis of high strength steels in a transmission gearGRIFFITHS Dewi EmlynCurrentPhD
A Contribution To The Clinical Validation Of A generic Method For The Classification Of Osteoarthritic And Non-Pathological Knee FunctionWHATLING Gemma MarieGraduatePhD
Development of Advanced Composite Materials For Novel Linear BearingsDENNIS Grant JamesCurrentPhD
Electrosurgical Vessel SealingWYATT HayleyGraduatePhD
Development of Novel System to Measure and Calculate Tooth Movements for Studying the Properties of Periodontal LigamentLIU HelenGraduatePhD
The Development Of A Novel Technique In Measuring Human Skin Deformation In Vivo To Determine Its Mechanical PropertiesMAHMUD JamaluddinGraduatePhD
Development Of A Finite Element Model Of The Knee Using Patient Specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data And Biomechanical Testing Of Soft TissuesLI Joanna Yuen SaiGraduatePhD
Design, Development and Testing of a New Spinal ImplantPARRY John JamesGraduateMPhil
A Novel Protocol For The Quantification Of Temproal And Postural Gait Parameters Of Rats And HumansMADETE June KaziraGraduatePhD
Fatigue of Welded High Strength Steels for Automotive Suspension and Chassis ComponentSHRAMA ALJABERE Kadhum MehdyThesis SubmittedPhD
The Effects of High Temperature Coil Anneal Processing Parameters on the Quality of Grain Oriented Electrical Steel.CASSEMIS Lance Thomas LiamGraduateEngD
In Vivo Measurment And Objective Classification Of Healthy, Injured And Pathological Shoulder InjurySTROUD LindsayGraduatePhD
Development Of Fe-50Co Alloy And It's Composites By Spark Plasma SinteringMANI MaheshGraduatePhD
Damage Assessment by Acoustic Emission (AE) During Landing Gear Fatigue TestingBAXTER MatthewGraduatePhD
Soft tissue mechanics in amputeesSHOJAEI MohammadCurrentPhD
 BENNION Nicholas JamesCurrentPhD
Property Prediction Of Continuous Annealed SteelsWIGLEY Nicholas RoyGraduateEngD
Quantifying The Mechanical Properties Of In Vivo And Ex Vivo Skin To Optimise Microneedle Device DesignGROVES RachelGraduatePhD
Operational Research MethodsJONES RachelCurrentEngD
Laser cladding to improve wear resistance of steel mill components.FAULKNER Rhys WilliamsCurrentEngD
Study of Dislocations From Continuous Flattening Anneal And It's Effect On Magnetic Properties Of Grain Oriented Electrical SteelRAMANATHAN SreevathsanGraduatePhD
Progressive Variation in the Properties of Bone during Soft Tissue DecompositionWALDEN Steven JohnCurrentPhD
Modelling and optimisation of chronic intraparenchymal convection enhanced delivery (CED) devicesLEWIS Trefor OwenCurrentPhD
Novel Approaches To The Development Of PMMA Bone CementsAYRE WayneGraduatePhD