Professor Steve Evans

Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability: Cambridge University

Professor Steve Evans joined academia in 1988 after 12 years in various industries. He led the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability (£13M) bringing together Cambridge, Cranfield, Loughborough & Imperial College. He has led over £30m in grants including the UKs 1st grant studying how multi-disciplinary teams innovate, and the 1st grant in sustainable business models and what we now call Circular Economy (in 1995), current and recent grants include plastics recycling in difficult to reach valleys of Nepal, plastics recycling from beach waste in Thailand and novel plastics recycling models for Singapore. Steve has founded various cleantech start-ups and has been Special Adviser to the House of Lords. Steve is particularly proud of his students who include two current female PVCs and the UKs first female Head of a Business School. In 2019 Steve was elected to Membership of Academia Europaea..