Rob Evans was an undergraduate in the Physics Department at the University of Bristol in England when he saw an advertisement for a Ph.D. project that involved a cruise to a mid-ocean ridge known as the East Pacific Rise. Undeterred by the fact that he knew next to nothing about mid-ocean ridges, he applied for the studentship at Cambridge University and the cruise to a sunny location. Since then, Evans has collaborated with most of the research groups in the world that carry out electromagnetic studies of the seafloor. He was a postdoctoral scholar in Toronto, before coming to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as an Assistant Scientist in 1994. More recently he has started working closer to shore. His lack of hair is a result of the stress of doing marine science and has no relationship to his heavy use of electromagnetic fields.