Colin Fitzpatrick
University Of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
Member ID 1707
Member since May 28, 2018
Status Active


Associate Professor, Dept. of Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland


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.


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

11 Apr 2022 Postdoctoral Researcher in IT Circularity
15 Jan 2020 Product Lifetimes & the Environment
15 Jan 2020 Electronics Goes Green 2020+ Call for Contributions