Richard Collins, PhD, is a Principal Analyst at IDTechEx with specialist knowledge in advanced materials, electric vehicles, structural electronics, and energy harvesting.
Richard's work has included authorship of several IDTechEx reports, briefings to subscribing clients, and delivering multiple custom consulting projects for billion-dollar companies. The range of analysis and projects has included granular market forecasts, technology roadmapping, patent analysis, technology scouting, and investment due diligence.
The calibre of Richard's research at IDTechEx has resulted in international press coverage from numerous outlets including Materials World, Ceramic Industry, Plastics Today, Composites World, and many more. He has provided keynote presentations at conferences and technical masterclasses in 4-continents.
Richard was awarded his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He worked on the design and synthesis of organometallic catalysts as part of an industrial collaboration with a leading chemical company.
This has resulted in primary authorship of academic publications and review articles in peer-review journals. Prior to this Richard completed an MChem (first class) degree at the University of Oxford with a research focus on biodegradable polymers, which also resulted in a primary-author publication.
Richard leads the IDTechEx electric vehicle research portfolio. This includes technical oversight of the full range of categories, components and changing electric infrastructure.
His material science research focuses on a wide variety of emerging materials with market and projections, technology and production benchmarking, and player profiles across the value chain. The advanced materials have included: composites, advanced porous materials, lightweight metals, graphene and other nanomaterials.