Week 8 – Prof Drew Evans

Week 8 – Prof Drew Evans

Making the polymers of the Future

Professor Drew Evans and his work with films and coatings.

Thursday 31 August 2022
2pm-3pm AEST

Drew Evans is a Professor at the University of South Australia, with expertise in thin film coatings for real world applications.  His work focusses on making materials that are better and easier to manufacture. In late 2010 he was part of the development of a light-weight shatter-proof plastic side mirror for cars that replaced conventional glass mirrors. He was able to do this in partnership with a leading international automotive supplier and now more than 3.5 million of these mirrors are fitted to vehicles in North America. Since then, Drew has been leading efforts to engage a diverse range of industry partners with new thin film and polymer technologies.  The polymer tech is being explored for use in new energy storage devices.

Join us to hear about Drew’s journey to being a leader in film and polymer technologies.

Facilitator: Francios Olivier, Monash University. Frank is part of the IMNIS Catalyst program.

Read more about him and the program here.

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Registrants will be sent a links and a worksheet related to the research prior to the session. Each session will include time for Q and A.

Download the worksheet here.

Any questions, email stelr.admin@atse.org.au 

This event is presented by the STELR Project (STELR) as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES).