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Biographical entry Evans, Robert (1949 - )

8 July 1949
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Paper or Pulp Industries and Wood scientist


Rob Evans is a wood scientist, known for leading the research and development of the SilviScan™ rapid wood analysis system. He received the 2001 Wallenberg Prize for this research.

In 2012 he is a Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO.



Education - PhD on 'Steric Stabilisation', Physical Chemistry Department of the University of Sydney in 1976
1976 - 1978
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow at the Empire State Paper Research Institute, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA
1978 - 1985
Career position - Research Officer/Senior Research Officer at Australian Paper Manufacturers, Research Division
1988 - 2003
Career position - Senior Research Scientist, Principal Research Scientist and later Senior Principal Research Scientist CSIRO Chemical & Wood Technology
Career position - Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Molecular Science

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