Gareth Evans

Dr Gareth Evans spent nearly twenty years, developing and implementing commercial R&D, waste/water recycling and pollution control programmes, gaining experience in land and wetland management, project management and pilot plant design/commissioning. He was also responsible for feasibility studies for European 5th framework programme and involved as a consultant on a projects in the UK, Europe, Turkey and Tasmania. A member of the European Federation of Biotechnology, he was then approached to lead the Environmental Biotechnology teaching at the University of Durham. He now writes extensively on environmental, scientific and technical subjects in a variety of international magazines and online media.

All articles by Gareth Evans

  1. A new weapon in the fight against RCIEDs

    There is nothing new about improvised explosive devices (IEDs); despite their very modern connotations, they have a surprisingly long history…
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    25 Aug
  2. Winning the war on landmine casualties

    Few weapons have proven as effective at passive area denial as landmines, or so indiscriminate in the casualties they inflict…
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    5 Jul
  3. Changing the French Defence Budget Mindset

    To cope with a looming €2.2bn hole in the 2015 budget and an expected total shortfall of €5.5bn to 2019,…
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    9 Jun
  4. Recycling ammunition – modern militaries do their bit to reuse and reclaim

    Dealing with surplus, unwanted or hazardous munitions has always been an issue for armies, but increasingly it is about much…
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    1 Jun
  5. The future of arms control in Europe

    They say that a week is a long time in politics; if so, then a quarter of a century must…
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    27 May
  6. Robotic insects add whole new meaning to ‘Fly-on-the-wall’ surveillance

    It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it has been the goal of real-life military research for…
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    16 Mar
  7. Russia’s arms investments: a wake-up call for the West?

    At an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2014, former Soviet leader…
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    23 Feb
  8. Bio-inspired locomotion opens new paths for military robot design

    Biomimetics – using biology as the basis for new technologies – is scarcely a new idea in defence research. It…
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    18 Sep
  9. Fighting fatigue: cognitive science is transforming soldier attention spans

    "Fatigue mitigation has evolved in the military over the past ten to 20 years as more and more research became…
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    13 Aug
  10. Teleautonomy – improving remote robotic mobility and manipulation

    The mainstay of operation for most robots to date has been teleoperation – relying on a human ‘driver’ to navigate…
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    24 Jul

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