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Professor : David G. Evans



Professor David G. Evans studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at JesusCollege, OxfordUniversity. After taking a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry, he received a DPhil degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 1984. Following a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at BristolUniversity, he was appointed to a Lectureship in the Department of Chemistry at ExeterUniversity in 1985. Several visits to Chinese university chemistry departments in the early 1990s convinced him of China’s great potential for development in this area and he moved to Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) in 1996, where he is currently a professor in the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering working in the area of intercalation chemistry of layered solids. His work has resulted in over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and he has given many invited lectures at international conferences. He is also the Chair of the Beijing Local Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). In 2001, he was awarded a “Friendship Prize” by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). In 2005, he received an “International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award” from the State Council of the P.R.C. In 2008, he was appointed as an Ordinary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to international science and UK/China relations. In 2014 he was awarded a “Medal of Merit for Education”, one of 10 awards to mark the 60th anniversary of the State Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs. In 2014 he was awarded the “BUCT President’s Prize” and selected as a member of the BUCT Science Popularization Team.
| | Source: International Exchanges and Cooperation Department | Date: 2015-12-09