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Evan Wenbo Zhao is a tenured assistant professor at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at Radboud University Nijmegen. His group is part of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center. Evan did his postdoctoral research with Prof. Dame. Clare P. Grey at the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry University of Cambridge. He earned his PhD degree in Chemistry with Prof. Clifford Russell Bowers at the University of Florida. Evan obtained his BEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.  

Educational qualification

2017                   PhD in Chemistry, University of Florida, US

                           Advisor: Prof. Clifford Russell Bowers

2012                   BE in Materials Science and Engineering, First Class Honors, Nanyang Technological                                   University, SG

Professional experience

Since 2022         Tenured Assistant Professor, Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Institute for                                             Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL

2021-2022         Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Magnetic Resonance Research Center,         

                           Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL   

2017-2021          Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

                           Advisor: Prof. Clare P. Grey FRS

2014                   Visiting Research Fellow,  Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific                                             Northwest National Laboratory, US

2011                   Intern, ExxonMobil, SG


MOL151 Data 2: Techniques and Analysis - Fourier Transform in Spectroscopies

MOL425 Fundamentals and Applications of Electrochemistry

Award and grant
2024 NWO Impact Explorer, Dutch Research Council, NL
2024 Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund, Radboud and Glasgow Universities, NL and UK
2024 I-LINK (Co-PI), Spanish Research Council (CSIC), ES
2023 NWO Open Competition Domain Science - XS, Dutch Research Council, NL
2023 Materials Chemistry Horizon Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2023 Globalink Research Award (Home Supervisor), Mitacs, CA
2023 Bruker Collaboration Fund, Bruker BioSpin GmbH
2022 NWO Open Competition Domain Science M, Dutch Research Council, NL
2022 CSC Scholarship (Host), Chinese Scholarship Council, CN
2021 Start-up Fund, Radboud University, NL
2021 Long-Term Synchrotron Beamline Time, B22, Diamond Light Source, UK

2020 Experimental Design Award, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK

2020 Materials for the Energy Transition Award (Co-applicant), Cambridge Royce, UK

2019 Futures Early Career Award, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK

2018 Manifest Researcher Exchange Award, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK

2016 Martin Vala Award, University of Florida, US

2014 Alternate Sponsored Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US

2013 Early Career Physical Chemistry Award, University of Florida, US

2012 Graduate School Fellow, University of Florida, US      

Mailing Address

Radboud University

IMM/Magnetic Resonance Research Center


Heyendaalseweg 135

6525 AJ Nijmegen

The Netherlands



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