Colin Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor, Dept. of Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland
University Of Limerick
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Limerick, Ireland
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Member since May 28, 2018
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Colin is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland where he teaches Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering, Electronics & the Environment, Energy Management and Analogue Circuit Design.

He has been a visiting research scholar at the Materials Systems Lab, MIT (2013) and the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin (2015).

His research interests cover a broad range of topics in the area of technology and sustainability including Electronics Repair & Reuse, WEEE Management, Circular Economy, Electricity Demand Management, Conflict Minerals, Planned Obsolescence, Waste Crime, Automation for Resource Efficiency & Environmental Sensing.

As Principal Investigator he has been awarded projects by EU FP7, H2020, DG Migration & Home Affairs: Internal Security Fund-Police (ISFP), EIT Raw Materials, Irish EPA, Enterprise Ireland & Irish Research Council.

He Chairs the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) Technical Committee 22 “Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems” the national mirror committee for CEN/CENELEC & IEC standardization activities in the area of Circular Economy & Eco-design.

He is conference Chair for the Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) virtual conference in 2021. https://www.plateconference.org/plate-2021-conference/

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Research Interests

sustainable life cycle engineering, circular economy, electronics reuse, electronics repair, WEEE, electricity demand management, planned obsolescence, behavior change
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Website contributions from this member

15 Jan 2020 Product Lifetimes & the Environment
15 Jan 2020 Electronics Goes Green 2020+ Call for Contributions