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Llion Evans

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  • EPSRC Manufacturing Research Fellow
  • Swansea University College of Engineering
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Dr Llion Marc Evans holds an EPSRC Manufacturing Research Fellowship (2018-2023) at the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, College of Engineering, Swansea University. His main research interests are image-based modelling using the finite element method (IBFEM) and its application in high-value manufacturing (HVM). Dr Evans completed his PhD at the School of Materials, University of Manchester in 2013. During which time he was part of the ‘Fusion Doctoral Training Network’ and awarded a CASE studentship by Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE). Since 2009 Dr Evans has worked on developing techniques for ‘Image-Based Finite Element Method’, a process which converts three-dimensional data (e.g. X-ray tomography) into high resolution simulations thus capturing features such as manufacturing defects. A major part of this work has been to adapt the ParaFEM simulation software for his work. This code is capable of handling FE meshes with hundreds of millions of elements by running over thousands of cores on supercomputers. After his PhD Dr Evans worked at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) applying the IBFEM technique to investigate the manufacturing process for high heat flux components being designed for DEMO, the first demonstrational fusion power plant. He also used his background in X-ray tomography to contribute to the FP7 AMAZE project in additive manufacturing. He held the CCFE Fellowship (2013-2015), followed by a H2020 EUROfusion Researcher Grant (2015-2017). Through the EPSRC Manufacturing Research Fellowship his work focusses on industrial application of IBFEM for Virtual Qualification. This research is in collaboration with Airbus Defence & Space, Diamond Light Source, Synopsys, TWI, UKAEA and University of Manchester.

Recent publications

  • Approaches for the Qualification of Exhaust Solutions for DEMO-class Devices

    • Morris A
    • Evans L
    • Harrison J
    • et al.
  • Transient thermal finite element analysis of CFC–Cu ITER monoblock using X-ray tomography data

    • Evans L
    • Margetts L
    • Casalegno V
    • et al.

Professional experience

EPSRC Manufacturing Research Fellow

Swansea University, College of Engineering, Swansea

February 2018 - Present

Research Fellow

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

August 2013 - January 2018(4 years)


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Materials Science

University of Manchester

April 2010 - September 2013(3 years)

Fusion Doctoral Training Network

University of York

September 2009 - March 2010(6 months)

MSc, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Imperial College London

September 2006 - September 2007(a year)

BSc, Physics, 1st

Aberystwyth University

September 2002 - June 2005(3 years)


Co-authors (47)

  • Fabien Leonard
  • James Ed Darnbrough
  • David Hancock
  • Amanda Lewis