Anthony Glyn Evans (December 4, 1942 – September 9, 2009) was Alcoa Professor of Materials, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures and Co-Director for the Center for Collaborative Engineering Research and Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, United States.
Evans was born in Porthcawl, Wales, and received a Ph.D in metallurgy at Imperial College London.
Evans had previously been, successively, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Chair of the Materials Department and Director of the High Performance Composites Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara; Gordon McKay Professor of Materials Engineering at Harvard University; and Gordon Wu Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Princeton Materials Institute at Princeton University.
Evans was vice president of the American Ceramic Society (1984–1988), and for four years served as chair of the Defense Sciences Research Council. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.