William Evans, PhD

1987 Hertz Fellow
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William Evans is Division Leader, Physics Division in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

His research interests include Experimental Physics, Physics at High Pressures, Material Properties (EOS, Phase Transitions, Transition Kinetics & Metastability), Novel Materials Synthesis and Characterization, IR, Visible and Raman Spectroscopies, X-Ray Scattering (Diffraction & Spectroscopy), Cryogenics, Physics of Hydrogen at High Pressures.

William attended California Institute of Technology for his B.Sc. with Honors in Physics and then Harvard University for a S.M. in Applied Physics. He then received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University where he worked with Prof. I.F. Silvera.

Hertz Foundation Role

Board of Directors

Graduate Studies

Harvard University
High Pressure Equation of State and Dielectric Properties of Solid Hydrogen

Undergraduate Studies

California Institute of Technology


2014, Award of Excellenge, Contributions to Stockpile, NNSA Defense Programs
2011, Excellence in Publication, Directorate Award, Proceedings of the Natl. Academy of Sciences of US
2004, Physical Data Reserach Program Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1982, Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Mar 14, 2023
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the most promising innovators in science and technology, has announced the election of William Evans to its board of directors.