Dr Emrys Evans

Research Fellow, Chemistry

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Office - 418
Fourth Floor
Engineering North
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Emrys Evans studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford (MChem 2012; DPhil 2016, supervised by Professor Christiane Timmel). His PhD project was on the photo and spin physics of light-induced radical pairs implicated in magnetoreception for animal navigation. Following this he worked with Professor Sir Richard Friend at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge as a Research Associate (2016-2019) and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow (2019-2020). At Cambridge he conducted research on organic semiconductors and radical materials for optoelectronics in collaboration with Professor Feng Li, Jilin University. In 2020 he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to lead research at Swansea University on ‘Radical energy and spin control in organic electronics.’ In 2021 he was awarded a Dillwyn Medal for STEMM from the Learned Society of Wales in recognition of early career research excellence for his work in the field of optoelectronics. In 2022 he received a Swansea University Research & Innovation Rising Star award.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Spectroscopy
  • Spin Physics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Spintronics

Career Highlights


Radicals have unpaired electrons, leading to unusual chemistry and physics that could be used in next-generation organic electronics and molecular-based technologies. Emrys’s research explores novel functionality that arises from luminescence, magnetism and spin properties in these materials.