Professor Steve Evans CEng MIET

Chair of the Manufacturing Policy Panel

Stephen Evans

Director of Research, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability.

Steve Evans spent 12 years in industry, finally as Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering, the world leading manufacturer of ejection seats. He has been Professor of Life Cycle Engineering at Cranfield University since 1998 and has recently joined University of Cambridge. 

He is Director of the national EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability. His research seeks a deep understanding of how industry brings environmental and social sustainability concerns into its design and manufacturing practices, with a duel emphasis on urgent & practical change now and system level change that offers hope for a sustainable future.  

Steve works with organisations to develop solutions that move us towards a sustainable future. His work includes sustainable factories, food systems for people with reduced access to food, sustainable city re-generation design, and cars with water for exhaust that do 280mpg (equivalent). 

Steve has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords on Waste Reduction, is Board Member of the Centre for Sustainable Engineering and is a Partner in two clean tech start-ups.