52240-Evans, Parker

Parker Evans, PhD, MS

Phone 317-278-2735
975 W Walnut St.
IB 428

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Evans currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and as the Associate Director of Education for the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering at Indiana University. He received his doctoral degree in Electrochemical Engineering from The Ohio State University in the summer of 2021.

Upon completing his PhD, Dr. Evans accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). His focus is in clinical engineering and includes 3D printed, electrochemical, and data science solutions.

Dr. Evans’ research focus is in sustainable surgery. He has served as an author on nine peer reviewed publications. Dr. Evans is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Electrochemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Key Publications

Evans JP, Gervasio DF, Pryor BM. A hybrid microbial–enzymatic fuel cell cathode overcomes enzyme inactivation limits in biological fuel cells. Catalysts. 2021;11(2):242.

Lee K, Evans JP, Satagopan S, et al. Carbon Footprint of Biomimetic Carbon Fixation by Immobilizing Nature’s CO2-sequestering Enzyme and Regenerating Its Energy Carrier. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020;8(45):16833-16841.


  • Education
    2021 PhD The Ohio State University
    2016 MS University of Arizona
    2014 BS University of Arizona
  • Research

    The Evans lab unites four seemingly disparate research areas under the common theme of sustainable surgery.

    Specifically, we use medical imaging and 3D printing to develop custom devices and anatomical models that reduce the time in the operating room and improve patient outcomes. We partner with the 3D Innovations Lab from IU Health to use white light 3D scanning and high-fidelity 3D printing to create surgical guides for more reproducible placement when using the Seldinger technique.

    Electrochemistry is used to develop low-carbon alternative products and processes in surgery. Conducting polymer ion sensors fabricated in the Evans lab are under investigation for their ability to characterize diabetic peripheral neuropathy and musculoskeletal health following volumetric muscle loss in mice.

    Data science is used to design lean surgical pathways through technoeconomic optimization, algorithm development, and multimodal system integration. Current projects compare ML, AI, and traditional approaches to diagnosing diabetic peripheral neuropathy with a focus on diabetic feet.

    Education and outreach efforts are used to educate physicians, students, and patients about clinical engineering and regenerative medicine. Dr. Evans’ education efforts are currently concentrated on the Regenerative Medicine and Technologies Graduate Program.

    External Links to Dr. Parker's Work

    Google Scholar

    NIH Bibliography 

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Electrochemical Society

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