Professor Steve Evans

Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Professor Steve Evans spent 12 years in industry, rising to become Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering, a manufacturer of ejection seats. His industrial experience led to an emphasis on improving engineering performance and provided an excellent grounding for tackling complex, real-life problems.

Steve has over 20 years of academic experience which includes working collaboratively with leading industrial and academic institutions from around the globe. His research seeks a deep understanding of how industry develops solutions that move us towards a sustainable future.

He researches and conducts projects with organisations to improve their performance in various dimensions; recent work includes:

  • Sustainable factories
  • Food systems for people with reduced access to food
  • Sustainable city re-generation design
  • Sustainable design and operations for mainstream car manufacturers
  • Cars with water for exhaust that do 300mpg (equivalent).

He has observed that each sector (and each company in it) is only unique in the particular details which hold it back from better performance. The common issues (including lack of innovation, limited collaboration, poor performance management) can benefit from structured responses.

Steve has helped organisations create and implement such structured responses to resolve a variety of problems. He has lead, or co-lead, the first UK EPSRC research projects in the fields of Concurrent Engineering, Co-development and Eco-design and is the Director of the new EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability.

  • 11 June 2020, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference Seminar Series 2020

    This year instead of holding a one-day annual conference in London, we will be delivering a series of virtual seminars in May and June on topics that CSaP and our network have worked on over the past year

  • 21 May 2020, 11am

    Annual Conference Virtual Seminar Series: Food strategy

    The first seminar in our 2020 annual conference virtual seminar series will be on the topic of food strategy with expert speakers from the University of Cambridge.

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