Prof Andrew Evans

Prof Andrew Evans


Head of Department (Physics)

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Andrew is Professor of Materials Physics and currently Director of the Institute of Mathematics and Physics. Prior to arriving at Aberystwyth, he worked with Prof. J.O. Williams in Wrexham on the characterisation of wide-gap materials and before this with Prof. K. Horn at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, developing synchrotron radiation methods for the study of surfaces and interfaces. He graduated with a first class degree in physics from the University of Wales Cardiff and obtained his PhD in semiconductor physics under the supervision of Prof. R.H. Williams FRS.


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Degradation of the chemotherapy drug 5-fouorouracil on medical-grade silver surfacesRisinggård , H. K., Cooil, S. P., Mazzola, F., Hu, D., Kjærvik, M., Østli, E. R., Patil, N., Preobrajenski, A., Evans, D., Breiby, D. W., Trinh, T. T. & Wells, J. W. 2018 In : Applied Surface Science.435, p. 1213-12197 p.
In Situ Patterning of Ultrasharp Dopant Profiles in SiliconCooil, S. P., Mazzola, F., Klemm, H. W., Peschel, G., Niu, Y. R., Zakharov, A. A., Simmons, M. Y., Schmidt, T., Evans, D., Miwa, J. A. & Wells, J. W. 2017 In : ACS Nano.11, 2, p. 1683-16886 p.
Thickness-dependent electronic structure modulation of ferromagnetic films on shape memory alloy substrates based on a pure strain effectFeng, C., Hu, D., Gong, K., Jiang, X., Yin, J., Cao, Y., Tang, X-L., Yang, F., Zhou, Z., Yu, G. & Evans, D. 2016 In : Applied Physics Letters.109, 21, 212401
Controlling the growth of epitaxial graphene on metalized diamond (111) surfaceCooil, S. P., Wells, J. W., Hu, D., Niu, Y. R., Zakharov, A. A., Bianchi, M. & Evans, D. A. 2015 In : Applied Physics Letters.107, 18, 181603
Graphene coatings for chemotherapy: avoiding silver-mediated degradationMazzola, F., Trinh, T., Cooil, S., Østli, E. R., Høydalsvik, K., Skjønsfjell, E. T. B., Kjelstrup, S., Preobrajenski, A., Cafolla, A. A., Evans, D. A., Breiby, D. W. & Wells, J. W. 2015 In : 2D Materials.2, 2, 025004