Prof Colin Fitzpatrick is Head of Department and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland
His research interests cover a range of topics in the area of technology and sustainability including the Circular Economy, WEEE Management, Electronics Repair & Reuse, Electricity Demand Management, Conflict Minerals, Planned Obsolescence, & Environmental Sensing and he has published widely in these areas.
His teaching areas include Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering, Electronics & the Environment, and Energy Demand Management.
He has chaired the National Standards Authority of Ireland Technical Committee 22 “Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems” the national mirror committee for European and International Standardisation bodies in this area.
He has been a member of the International Program Committee for Care Innovation in 2014 and in 2018 and for Electronics Goes Green in 2016 and 2020. He has hosted the UNU E-Waste Academy for Scientists in Limerick in 2016 and will again in September 2022.
He was conference Chair for the Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) virtual conference in 2021.