Dr Richard Collins Principal Analyst

Bio
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.
Education
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.
Research field
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.

Speaking at Forthcoming Events

World Copper Conference 2020
Sheraton Hotel and Convention Centre Santiago, Ave Santa Maria 1742, Santiago - 23 - 25 Mar 2020
This year CRU's World Copper Conference will be held 2 weeks earlier this year during CESCO Week Santiago in between March 23 to 25. These partnered events provide the most important commercial and networking opportunities in the industry attracting over 500 delegates and CEO participants from the world's most important miners and smelters.
 

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