Josh Evans is a Project Engineer working at the WMG in the Automotive Composites Research Centre. He joined the Hub in 2023 and is working on the Warwick and Nottingham Synergy project: “Zero-waste manufacturing of highly optimised composites with hybrid architectures". Josh is focusing on developing industry-applicable processes to reclaim and reuse waste prepreg material.
Josh studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath where he developed an interest in composite materials. He gained experience working with composites during an industrial experience year with Williams Grand Prix Engineering and through designing & building a human powered submarine during his final two years at Bath.
After graduating Josh spent five years working on bespoke automation machinery for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, consolidating his theory and skills through industry experience. However due to the nature of the products manufactured by these machines, use of composite materials is explicitly banned to maintain patient safety. Josh therefore decided to look for opportunities to work again with composite materials and has settled into a new career path at the WMG ACRC.