Dr Rachel C. Evans

headshotRachel grew up in South Wales. Following undergraduate (MChem) and graduate studies (PhD) in Swansea University, she undertook a short postdoctoral fellowship in the Marie Curie Training network CIPSNAC, spending time in the University of Coimbra, Portugal (Prof. Maria Miguel) and the Université Paris-Sud, France (Prof. Françoise Livolant).  She returned to Portugal in 2008 with an independent FCT postdoctoral fellowship jointly between the University of Coimbra and University of Aveiro. In 2009 she cut this fellowship short to take up a contract lectureship at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She was appointed the Ussher Assistant Professor of Device Fabrication in 2011, elected to Fellowship in 2015 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. She moved to the University of Cambridge in 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2017- University Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2016- Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2015 – Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2011-2016 – Ussher Assistant Professor in Device Fabrication, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2009-2010 – Contract Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2008-2009 – FCT Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidades de Coimbra & Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2007 – Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Université Paris-Sud, France
  • 2003-2007 – PhD Physical Chemistry, Swansea University, UK
  • 2002-2003 – IAESTE Industrial Fellowship – Lonza AG, Switzerland
  • 1998-2002 – MChem Chemistry, Swansea University, UK

Awards and Honours

  • RSC/SCI Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal 2017
  • Dillwyn Medal for STEMM, awarded by the Learned Society of Wales, 2017
  • Featured in Journal of Materials Chemistry Emerging Investigators’ Issue, 2016
  • Featured in ChemComm’s Emerging Investigators’ Issue, 2014
  • Harry Hallam prize for Physical/Inorganic Chemistry, 2008
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Ronald Belcher Memorial Lectureship, 2007

External Representations

  • RSC Photochemistry Interest Group, Chair, 2017-2020
  • RSC Member Networks Committee – Interest Group Representative, 2017-
  • RSC Eastern Regional Steering Group, 2017-2020
  • Editorial Board of Materials Today Chemistry
  • Invited Professor, Université de Montpellier II, France, 2014