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About Dr David Evans

After pursuing his love of Physics at University, David saw opportunities in the Oil Industry for a technical career with challenge, variety and scope. Over his 34 year career with Shell, David worked in Chemicals, Downstream Oil and Liquid Natural Gas. Much of this time was spent in Shell’s Technical Central Office in The Netherlands where services were delivered to operating companies throughout the world. He particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work in diverse and multi-cultural environments with people from all over the world.

A common theme through his career in industry has been the use of computer applications to improve design, operation and decision making in the process industries. This included pioneering work in online optimization and the design of logistics facilities for shipping LNG.

An interest in teaching and learning was sparked during a 2 year assignment in the Shell’s Group Training facility, developing self-study courses. Since retiring from industry, David has taught a variety of modules in mechanical and chemical engineering at Wrexham and Chester.


SE5047 – Advanced Thermodynamics

SE7012 – Advanced Process Modeling and Simulation


BSC Physics, 1st class, University of Bristol, 1972

PhD Physics, University of Cambridge, 1976

MIChemE, CEng, 1983