Dr Richard Collins Senior Technology Analyst

Bio
Richard Collins, PhD, is a Senior Technology 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

Graphene Industry Showcase - The Tipping Point: From Lab to the Marketplace
National Graphene Institute, The University of Manchester, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9PL - 10 - 11 Dec 2019
2019 has been an incredible year for graphene research and commercialisation. Join us as we hear from leading industry experts on how graphene applications and technology has impacted their industry, and the challenges they have faced along the way. In addition, we will be providing industry forums, market overviews, and opportunities to meet with innovators and entrepreneurs. We will showcase the world leading National Graphene Institute, and Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, and give you the chance to meet our academics, engineers, and specialists. Register your interest, and we will confirm your attendance by Friday 25th October. Keep an eye on this page and social media for updates to the agenda.
 

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