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Evans named to Royal Society

Anthony Evans, director of the Princeton Materials Institute and the Gordon Wu Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society .

Each year up to 42 new fellows are elected to the Royal Society, which was founded in England in 1660. Being awarded a fellowship is widely recognized as a sign of the highest regard in science.

Fellows are asked to complete a broad range of tasks for the society in the interest of advancing science and technology. There are currently more than 1,300 fellows and foreign members, selected from citizens of British Commonwealth countries and the Irish Republic.

A native of Wales, Evans received a Ph.D. in metallurgy at Imperial College, London University. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1998 from Harvard University, where he had been the Gordon McKay Professor of Materials Engineering since 1994. Previously, he was the Alcoa Professor and co-director of the High Performance Composites Center at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He originated Santa Barbara's materials department and served as its chair for six years.

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