David Evans Biographical Details


Representative for China, Beijing


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Prof David G Evans CSci CChem FRSC

David G Evans studied chemistry at Jesus College, Oxford as both undergraduate and research student. After postdoctoral work at Bristol University he was appointed to a lectureship at Exeter University in 1985. 

Several visits to Chinese university chemistry departments in the early 1990s convinced him of China’s potential for development in this area and he moved to Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1996, where he is currently a member of the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering. 

His research interests focus on basic studies of intercalation in layered inorganic materials, principally layered double hydroxides, and applications of the resulting materials. 

He was awarded a ‘Friendship Prize’ by the State Council of the PRC in 2001 and an ‘International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the PRC’ in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.