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Kervin O Evans

Research Physical Scientist


Renewable Product Technology

1815 N University St.
Peoria IL 61604

+1 (309) 681-6436 


B.S. in Physics from Tougaloo College

Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Alabama-Birmingham


Dr. Kervin Evans is a research physical scientist with the USDA Agriculture Research Service since 2003. Dr. Evans received his B.S. in Physics from Tougaloo College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. (both in physics) from the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he studied spectroscopic (fluorescence, IR, Raman, and NMR) techniques. Dr. Evans furthered his career by studying membrane biophysics and lipid chemistry at the University of North Carolina, and studying single molecular detection at Sandia National Laboratories. Currently, Dr. Evans focuses his research efforts on producing value-add bioproducts by functionalizing lipids and sugar-based biopolymers/oligosaccharides via chemical and enzymatic processes. He also characterizes the bioproducts for their physical properties (i.e. UV-absorbing capability, antioxidant properties, nanostructural organization, corrosion inhibition, ability to entrap and release contents, etc) using physical methods (e.g. fluorescence spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring, UV-Vis spectroscopy, etc).  

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