Kent Evans’ primary focus is on printed electronics in the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory. His current work involves system development/integration and process development for multi-material inkjet printing and digital powder deposition.
Prior to joining PARC, Kent worked for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he focused on development of novel 3D printing materials for sensing applications, utilizing carbon nano-tubes (CNTs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). This work resulted in two publications and one patent. He also explored achieving material property gradients using Fused Filament Fabrication.
Kent earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washington State University. His master’s thesis focused on developing custom inks for depositing thin films of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in order to tune the wetting characteristics and surface properties of a substrate using inkjet printing. He also contributed to various other projects including one which explored 3D printing as a method to induce shape-memory behavior.
In his spare time, Kent is an avid soccer player. He also builds robots using ROS, Arduino, raspberry pi, and his collection of 3D printers.