Emrys Evans studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford (MChem 2012; DPhil 2016, supervised by Professor Christiane Timmel). His PhD project was on the photo and spin physics of light-induced radical pairs implicated in magnetoreception for animal navigation. Following this he worked with Professor Sir Richard Friend at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge as a Research Associate (2016-2019) and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow (2019-2020). At Cambridge he conducted research on organic semiconductors and radical materials for optoelectronics in collaboration with Professor Feng Li, Jilin University. In 2020 he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to lead research at Swansea University on ‘Radical energy and spin control in organic electronics.’ In 2021 he was awarded a Dillwyn Medal for STEMM from the Learned Society of Wales in recognition of early career research excellence for his work in the field of optoelectronics. In 2022 he received a Swansea University Research & Innovation Rising Star award.