Based at UniSAâ€™s Mawson Institute, Dr Evans designs thin film coatings for common surfaces. The senior research fellow played a key role in developing a lightweight, shatterproof plastic car mirror, which is currently being adopted by car manufacturers around the globe.
The Award acknowledges Dr Evanâ€™s ability to combine cutting edge research in the field of advanced materials with a passion for science communication. He has been involved in a number of community engagement initiatives, including science and maths outreach programs for high school students.
UniSAâ€™s Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: Research and Innovation, Professor Richard Head says the Tall Poppy campaign highlights the innovative research taking place in South Australia and puts a spotlight on the early career researchers leading the charge.
â€œThe Tall Poppy Awards recognise the significant achievements of some of the Stateâ€™s best young researchers. They are commended not only for their word-class research but for sharing their knowledge of and enthusiasm for science with others through engagement with the wider community,â€ Prof Head says.
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