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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Steve spent 12 years in industry, finally as Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering, the world leading manufacturer of ejection seats. He became Professor of Life Cycle Engineering at Cranfield University in 1998 and joined the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing in 2011. He is Director of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability.


His research seeks a deep understanding of how industry brings environmental and social sustainability concerns into its design and manufacturing practices, with a duel emphasis on urgent & practical change now and system level change that offers hope for a sustainable future. 

Steve works with organisations to develop solutions that move us towards a sustainable industrial future.

Steve has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords, as a member of the Lead Expert Group for the Government’s Future of Manufacturing Foresight exercise setting out a vision for UK manufacturing to 2050 and other policy roles. He is a co-Founder of multiple cleantech start-ups. Steve was recently elected to the Board of Academia Europaea.

Professor Steve   Evans
Director of Research, Institute for Manufacturing at The University of Cambridge