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Exeter Expert Secures Place Among World's "Most Inspiring" Engineers

Professor Ken Evans, a leading expert in Materials Engineering and one of University Of Exeter's most eminent and distinguished engineers has been celebrated as being among the world's most influential academics in his field.
The new prominent list of the most inspiring engineers and technologists, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, features 95 of the most illustrious experts from across the globe, both past and present, who have made a "significant impact" through their work.

Professor Evans is joined on the list by notable scientists Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Charles Babbage and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He holds the Chair of Material Engineering at the University of Exeter and is Co-Director of Exeter Advanced Technologies and the Centre For Additive Layer Manufacturing.
Speaking about his inclusion in this list, Professor Evans said: "I am delighted and honoured to have been nominated and included for this campaign. To feature alongside so many celebrated and ground-breaking engineers and technologists is a great privilege, and one that I am very proud to accept."

He has conducted extensive research on the theoretical and experimental investigation of novel materials, including their processing, fabrication, structure and properties, as well as their engineering and industrial application. Additionally, he is recognised as an international expert on auxetic materials and has published more than 230 research papers and 12 patents.
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