is currently a program manager in operations at The Timken Company, focused on leading manufacturing continuous improvement initiatives. Previously, he was the manager of Engineering Fundamentals and Physical Testing within the R&D division responsible for bearing/gear fundamentals, tribology, advanced modeling/simulation, and product performance testing. He joined Timken full-time in 2002 as a researcher in the field of advanced materials and made significant contributions in the areas of thin film coatings, lubrication, advanced materials characterization, and tribology. He has over 40 referred technical publications and 11 patents in these fields. Dr. Evans earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He actively participates in the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) as a member of the board of directors and has won several STLE publishing awards.