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Professor Sam Evans BEng, PhD

Professor Sam Evans

BEng, PhD

Head of School, Engineering

School of Engineering

Email
evanssl6@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6876
Campuses
S/1.36, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

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.

Biography

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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Teaching

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Materials & Manufacturing: fracture mechanics

Research group: Materials & Magnetics

Contracts

Title People Sponsor Value Duration
Optimisation of recycled plastic pallet Dr CA Featherston, Dr SL Evans The Pishiobury Trust 53393 04/01/2001 - 04/07/2001
Design, manufacture and impact testing of advanced composite materials CARHAY2011 Evans S, Featherston CA, Holford KM, Pullin R European Commission (FP7) 32424 01/01/2012 - 30/09/2013
Towards improving the surgical lavage and debridement of articular cartilage with cartilage progenitor cells Evans SL, (with BIOSI & UWCM) Arthritis Research Campaign 4000 01/04/2003 - 31/03/2005
Surface Topography Alteration of Urinary Catheter Sensors to Optimise Detection of Impending Catheter Blockage Evans SL, Pullin R, with DENTL MRC (SARTRE) 29979 01/02/2010 - 30/04/2010
Development of a constitutive model for the peridontal ligament using a novel motion analysis technique Evans SL, Holt CA Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 158133 01/09/2003 - 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 materials Evans SL, Pullin R KTP and SKF (UK) Ltd 294674 01/12/2010 - 30/11/2013
Preventing aseptic loosening of cemented joint replacements in older adults: delivery of osteogenic molecules from pmma bone cement to encourage bone Evans SL, with others MEDIC, DENTL, BIOSI Dunhill Medical Trust 4205 01/01/2016 - 30/06/2017
Cardiff Institute of Biomechanics and BioEngineering Research (CIBER) Holt CA, Evans SL, with BIOSI, MEDIC, SOHCS, DENTL, PHRMY & PSYCH Arthritis Research Campaign 509987 01/08/2009 - 01/08/2014
Measurement of displacement of composite panels due to lightening Featherston CA, Evans SL, Pullin R, Holford KM EADS UK LTD 14200 01/10/2009 - 25/12/2009
Plastic Waste recovery Griffiths AJ, Williams KP, Evans SL Biffaward 19000 01/04/2002 - 01/10/2002
Characterisation of damage in complex structures by acoustic emission (AE) during fatigue testing Dr KM Holford, Dr SL Evans Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 267237 01/11/2004 - 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 materials Evans H P, Evans S, Clarke A, Pullin R KTP: SKF 145631 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2014
Development of new magnetic materials and composites by advanced materials fabrication processes Hall J, Evans S Ser Cymru NRN Swansea 57000 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2017
Creep Dislocations in Electrical Steels (PhD) Hall JP, Evans SL Cogent Power Ltd 52070 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
Efficient Composite Curing by Intelligent Microwave Processing Lees J, Evans SL, Porch A, Eaton M EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites - CIMComp, via Nottingham 49069 01/05/2015 - 31/10/2015
Manufacture of medical device surfaces resistant to microbial colonisation Williams D (DENTY), Evans SL et al EPSRC via Leeds 12364 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2016
Local delivery of osteogenic molecules to encourage regenerative bone repair around cemented joint replacements Ayre W, Sloan A, Obrien Waddington R, Evans S, Mason D, Birchall J, Evans B Welsh Government / HEFCW 5042 02/02/2015 - 01/02/2016
Structural performance laboratories Holford KM, Evans SL, Featherston CA, Lark RJ National Assembly for Wales (HEFCW) 1628000 01/04/2006 - 01/04/2008
A lightweight structural health monitoring system Holford KM, Featherston CA, Pullin R, Evans SL Technology Strategy Board (TSB) 151154 01/07/2009 - 30/06/2012
Characterisation of damage in complex structures by acoustic emission (AE) during fatigue testing Holford KM, Evans SL Messier-Dowty Ltd 125000 01/11/2004 - 31/10/2007
ARUK Biomechanics & Bioengineering Centre Holt C, Whatling G, Evans S Arthritis Research UK 420000 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2020
Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre Duance 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 G Arthritis Research UK 19974 01/10/2014 - 31/03/2015

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
Raw Materials PURNELL Alex James Current EngD
Modelling of Metal on Metal Hip Prostheses AL SAFFAR Ali Abd Al-Ameer Hussien Graduate PhD
Mechanical Properties of Nano-structured Porous/Composite Materials ALBAAJI Amar Jabar Badr Current PhD
Development Of A Transducer To Be Used In Long Range Ultrsonic Testing CHASTON Andrew Mark Graduate EngD
Functional Analysis of the Shoulder Complex in Healthy and Pathological Subjects using Three-Dimensional Motion Analysis Techniques LOVERN Barry Graduate PhD
Analysis of high strength steels in a transmission gear GRIFFITHS Dewi Emlyn Current PhD
ADHESIVE CONTACT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NANOROUGH BIOMEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL NANOMATERIAL PREEDY Emily Callard Current PhD
A Contribution To The Clinical Validation Of A generic Method For The Classification Of Osteoarthritic And Non-Pathological Knee Function WHATLING Gemma Marie Graduate PhD
Development of Advanced Composite Materials For Novel Linear Bearings DENNIS Grant James Current PhD
Electrosurgical Vessel Sealing WYATT Hayley Graduate PhD
Development of Novel System to Measure and Calculate Tooth Movements for Studying the Properties of Periodontal Ligament LIU Helen Graduate PhD
TBC EVERITT Holly Graduate PhD
The Development Of A Novel Technique In Measuring Human Skin Deformation In Vivo To Determine Its Mechanical Properties MAHMUD Jamaluddin Graduate PhD
Development Of A Finite Element Model Of The Knee Using Patient Specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data And Biomechanical Testing Of Soft Tissues LI Joanna Yuen Sai Graduate PhD
Design, Development and Testing of a New Spinal Implant PARRY John James Graduate MPhil
A Novel Protocol For The Quantification Of Temproal And Postural Gait Parameters Of Rats And Humans MADETE June Kazira Graduate PhD
Fatigue of Welded High Strength Steels for Automotive Suspension and Chassis Component SHRAMA ALJABERE Kadhum Mehdy Thesis Submitted PhD
COMPUTATIONAL AND PHYSICAL MODELS OF SKIN FOR SURGICAL TRAINING. BRONIK Kevin Current PhD
The Effects of High Temperature Coil Anneal Processing Parameters on the Quality of Grain Oriented Electrical Steel. CASSEMIS Lance Thomas Liam Graduate EngD
In Vivo Measurment And Objective Classification Of Healthy, Injured And Pathological Shoulder Injury STROUD Lindsay Graduate PhD
Development Of Fe-50Co Alloy And It's Composites By Spark Plasma Sintering MANI Mahesh Graduate PhD
DEVELOPMENT OF CERAMIC MONOBLOC HIP REPLACEMENT ELLIOTT Marc Current MPhil
Damage Assessment by Acoustic Emission (AE) During Landing Gear Fatigue Testing BAXTER Matthew Graduate PhD
BRAIN DEFORMATION IN NEUROSURGERY. POTTS Matthew Current PhD
Soft tissue mechanics in amputees SHOJAEI Mohammad Current PhD
  BENNION Nicholas James Current PhD
Property Prediction Of Continuous Annealed Steels WIGLEY Nicholas Roy Graduate EngD
Quantifying The Mechanical Properties Of In Vivo And Ex Vivo Skin To Optimise Microneedle Device Design GROVES Rachel Graduate PhD
Operational Research Methods JONES Rachel Current EngD
Laser cladding to improve wear resistance of steel mill components. FAULKNER Rhys Williams Current EngD
Study of Dislocations From Continuous Flattening Anneal And It's Effect On Magnetic Properties Of Grain Oriented Electrical Steel RAMANATHAN Sreevathsan Graduate PhD
Progressive Variation in the Properties of Bone during Soft Tissue Decomposition WALDEN Steven John Current PhD
Modelling and optimisation of chronic intraparenchymal convection enhanced delivery (CED) devices LEWIS Trefor Owen Current PhD
Novel Approaches To The Development Of PMMA Bone Cements AYRE Wayne Graduate PhD