Santa Barbara, Calif. - August 7, 2006 - Tony Evans, a professor of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his internationally-renowned research leadership in the micro-mechanics of advanced materials for aerospace and ship structures, including composites, multi-layers, sandwich panels, lattice solids, ceramics and interfaces.
Evans is recognized as a leader in advanced structural materials, a field with critical implications to the performance and reliability of systems in a broad range of technologies, including energy, transportation, information, communications and health. His interests include not only materials for structural systems, where their primary function is to support loads, but also those with other functionality (electronic, magnetic, optical and thermal) whose survivability depends on their ability to withstand stress without failing. He has made major contributions to the mechanics of interfaces and thin films, with applications as diverse as electronic packaging and high temperature coatings for metallic components in gas turbines. He received his PhD at Imperial College, London. Evans is also an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Election to the Royal Academy of Engineering is by invitation only; up to 60 Fellows are elected each year from nominations made by existing Fellows. Based in London, its priorities are to enhance the UK’s engineering capabilities; celebrate excellence and inspire the next generation; and lead debate by guiding informed thinking and influencing public policy.
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