Richard Evans, CSIRO

March 29th, 2023

Richard Evans received his PhD in Organic Chemistry/Astrochemistry in 1992 is currently a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO. His research interests are in the development of highly functional materials and the design of recyclable polymers.

He has published or patented in many areas of polymer science. He developed a photochromic dye technology that was sold to Vivimed Labs which now sells the technology as part of its Reversacol photochromic dye product range.  In collaboration with laser physicist Prof Min Gu, they were able to break Abbe’s Law of Diffraction as applied to 3D photolithography.

He has held Adjunct Professorships at the School of Science at RMIT University, the Centre of Advanced Molecular Design of  University of New south Wales and Centre of Microphotonics at Swinburne University of Technology.