J. W. Evans
Professor of Metallurgy
Plato Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering

Telephone: (510) 642-3807
E-mail: evans@berkeley.edu

Office Address:...

  Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
316 Hearst Mining Memorial Building
Mail Stop # 1760
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720


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    Prof. Evans has taught metallurgy and conducted research on materials production at Berkeley since 1972, serving as department chairman from 1986-1990. He is also a Principal Investigator in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Research Interests

    Production of materials, particularly fluid flow; reaction kinetics, mass transport, electrochemical and electromagnetic phenomena governing processes for producing materials, including metals, and for storing energy.
Research Projects

Archived Research Projects


Selected Publications

  1. “Development of a Three Dimensional Mathematical Model of the Electromagnetic Casting of Steel” (with R. Kageyama), ISIJ International, vol. 42, pp. 163-170 (2002).
  2. “Characterization of the SEI on a Carbon Film Electrode by Combined EQCM and Spectroscopic Ellipsometry” (with K. Kwon, F. Kong and F. McLarnon), J. Electrochem. Soc., vol. 150, pp. A229-233 (2003)
  3. “Transient Flows in Gas Stirred Vessels During Initial and and Post Gas Injection Periods” (with D. Mazumdar, C. Seybert and D. Steingart), ISIJ Int., vol. 43, pp. 132-134 (2003)
  4. “Effect on Al Corrosion of LiBF4 Addition into Lithium Imide Electrolyte; a Study Using the EQCM” (with S-W. Song, T. J. Richardson, G. V. Zhuang and T. M. Devine), Electrochimica Acta, vol. 49, pp. 1483-1490 (2004).
  5. “Measurements of Granular Flows in Two Dimensional Hoppers by Particle Image Velocimetry; Part I: experimental method and results ” (with D. A. Steingart), Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 60, pp. 1043-1051 (2005).
  6. “PIV Measurements of Velocity of Water in the Presence of Ice and Comparison with Calculated Values” (with C. D. Seybert), Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transport, vol. 48, pp67-73 (2005).
  7. “Macroscopic Models for Gas-Stirred Ladles” (with D. Mazumdar), ISIJ Int., vol. 44, pp. 447-462 (2004)
  8. “The Production and Processing of Inorganic Materials” (with L. C. De Jonghe), TMS, Warrendale, PA (2002)
  9. “Laboratory and Full-Scale Measurements of Bubble Behavior in Gas Fluxing Units”, (with A.J. Fjeld and D. C. Chesonis), pp. 755-760, ‘Light Metals 2004’, A. T. Tabereaux ed., TMS, Warrendale, PA (2004).
  10. “Experiments on Wireless Instrumentation of Potlines”, (with M. H. Schneider, D. Ziegler, P. Wright and D. A. Steingart), pp 407-412, ‘Light Metals 2005’, H. Kvande ed., TMS, Warrendale, PA (2005)

Teaching Interests
  • Production of Inorganic Materials
  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing
Honors & Awards

  • Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1969- 70). Awarded to the most outstanding graduate student at SUNY, Buffalo.
  • Extractive Metallurgy Science Award of AIME (1973). Awarded for the best paper on the science of extractive metallurgy appearing in Institute publications for past two years.
  • Extractive Metallurgy Science Award of AIME (1983 and 2002)
  • Champion H. Mathewson Gold Medal of the Metallurgical Society of AIME (1984)
  • Extractive and Processing Lecturer of AIME (1994)
  • Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Award, State University of New York at Buffalo (1994)
  • Chancellor’s Professor, UC Berkeley, (1996 - 2000)
  • D.K.C. MacDonald Lecturer, 9th Canadian Materials Science Conference, Quebec (1997)
  • Light Metals Technical Service Award of TMS, (2001)
  • Aluminum Distinguished Service Award of TMS,(2002)
  • Plato Malozemoff Endowed Chair in mineral Engineering, (2003 - 2008)
  • The James Douglas Gold Medal of AIME, 2004
  • The Brimacombe Award, 2004
Professional Societies

  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
  • Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
  • The Electrochemical Society

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