Michael Evans received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2008. He is currently a graduate student in the Chemistry department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, studying chemical education and educational technology. The goal of his research is the design, development, and evaluation of web-based tools for organic chemical education. He is also a Graduate Affiliate at UIUC's
<a href="http://cte.illinois.edu/">Center for Teaching Excellence</a> and the webmaster of
<a href="http://www.organicreactions.org/">OrganicReactions.org</a>, the website of the secondary reference
<i>Organic Reactions</i>. In his spare time he enjoys running, cooking, and playing chess.