Prof Steve EVANS

Principal Investigator

Prof Steve Evans is currently a PI for IRP BB and a supervisor on C4T Emerging Opportunities Fund 05 - Future marine economy. He spent 12 years in industry, rising to become Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering, the world leading manufacturer of ejection seats. His industrial experience led to an emphasis on improving engineering performance and provided an excellent grounding for tackling complex, real-life problems.

Prof Evans has over 20 years of academic experience which includes working collaboratively with leading industrial and academic institutions from around the globe and supervising over 120 PhD and MSc students at Cranfield. His research seeks a deep understanding of how industry develop solutions that move us towards a sustainable future. He researches and conducts projects with organisations to improve their performance in various dimensions.




Research Interest

- Sustainable factories
- Food systems for people with reduced access to food
- Sustainable city re-generation design
- Sustainable design and operations for mainstream car manufacturers
- Cars with water for exhaust that do 300mpg (equivalent)

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Law, Li, Beatrice Foscoli, Epaminondas Mastorakos, and Stephen Evans. 2021. ‘A Comparison of Alternative Fuels for Shipping in Terms of Lifecycle Energy and Cost’. Energies 14 (24): 8502.

Lezak, Emil, Enrico Ferrera, and Evans Steve. 2019. ‘Towards Industry 4.0: Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing Leveraging MTEF – MTEF-MAESTRI Total Efficiency Framework’. In Technological Developments in Industry 4.0 for Business Applications. Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science. IGI Global.

Yang, M., Vladimirova, D., Rana, P., and Evans, S. 2014. Sustainable Value Analysis Tool for Value Creation. Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications.

Bocken, N.M.P., Short, S.W., Rana, P., Evans, S., 2014. A literature and practice review to identify Sustainable Business Model Element Archetypes. Journal of Cleaner Production, 65, pp.42-56.

Bocken, N., Morgan, D., Evans, S., 2013. Understanding environmental performance variation in manufacturing companies. Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. Special issue on performance measurement of sustainable supply chains.

Bocken, N.M.P., Short, S.W., Rana, P., Evans, S., 2013. A value mapping tool for sustainable business modelling. Corporate Governance, Volume 13, No. 5.

Gokula Vijaykumar A.V., Komoto H., Hussain R., Roy R., Tomiyama T., Evans S., Tiwari A. and Williams S. A., 2013. Manufacturing framework for capability-based product-service systems design. Journal of Remanufacturing 2013, Volume 3, No. 8, 23 August 2013.