Faculty Mentor: Professor William Dichtel
Austin Evans graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Tulsa. While investigating conjugated polymers at Germany’s Ludwig Maximillians Universitat, he became interested in supramolecular chemistry. Currently, Austin studies covalent organic framework materials, which have potential applications in gas storage, gas separation, and organic electronics.
Awards & Fellowships
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- Phi Kappa Phi Marcus L. Urann Fellowship
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
- National Institute of Standards and Technology Hancock Memorial Award
- American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Award
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst RISE Scholar
- Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol Grand Prize
- Oklahoma Governor’s Business Roundtable, Paulsen Entrepreneurial Fellowship
- Rhodes Scholar Finalist
- NOVA Entrepreneurial Fellowship
- Evans, A; Crockett, M; Worthington, M; Albuquerque, I; Slattery, A; Gibson; et al., “Sulfur-Limonene Polysulfide: A Material Synthesized Entirely from Industrial By-Products and Its Use in Removing Toxic Metals from Water and Soil,” Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2016 55 pp. 1714-1718.
- Sulfur-Limonene Polysulfide. Crockett, M. P.; Evans, A. M.; Chalker, J. M., Patent filed Oct 24, 2014. No.62068074
- Hydrogel Functionalized Responsive Nanoparticles. Evans A. Dale J. Otanicar T. Preliminary, Patent Application Filed, 2016