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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Emrys Evans

Dr Emrys Evans

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow

supported by the Isaac Newton Trust

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 336066

Research Interests

Radicals have unpaired electrons, leading to unusual physics that could be utilised in next-generation organic electronics. My research explores novel functionality that arises from the combination of luminescence, magnetism and spin properties in these materials.


  • Energy
  • Optical spectroscopy

Key Publications

± denotes equal contribution. * denotes corresponding author.

1) H. Guo±, Q. Peng±, X.-K. Chen±, Q. Gu, S. Dong, E. W. Evans, ...,R. H. Friend*, J.-L. Brédas*, F. Li*, High stability and luminescence efficiency in donor-acceptor neutral radicals not following the Aufbau principle, Nature Materials, 2019, 18, 977-984

2) L. Ascherl, E. W. Evans, ..., F. Auras*, Perylene-based covalent organic frameworks for acid-vapor sensing, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141(39), 15693-15699

3) X. Ai±, E. W. Evans±, S. Dong±, ..., R. H. Friend*, F. Li*, Efficient radical-based light-emitting diodes with doublet emissionNature, 2018, 563, 536-540

4) E. W. Evans±, Y. Olivier±, Y. Puttisong±, ..., N. C. Greenham*, Vibrationally assisted intersystem crossing in benchmark thermally activated delayed fluorescence molecules, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2018, 9(14), 4053-4058

5) L. Ascherl, E. W. Evans, ..., T. Bein*, F. Auras*, Solvatochromic covalent organic frameworks, Nature Communications, 2018, 9(1), 1-8

6) J. L. Greenfield, E. W. Evans, ..., R. H. Friend*, J. Nitschke*, Unraveling mechanisms of chiral induction in double-helical metallopolymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140(32), 10344-10353

7) D. R. Kattnig±,  E. W. Evans±, ..., S. R. Mackenzie, C. R. Timmel, P. J. Hore, Chemical amplification of magnetic field effects relevant to avian magnetoreceptionNature Chemistry, 8(4), 384-391

8) E. W. Evans±, J. Li±, ..., C. R. Timmel*, Sensitive fluorescence-based detection of magnetic field effects in photoreactions of flavins, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17(28), 18456-18463