Biography

Prof Colin Fitzpatrick is the Head of Department and Professor in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He teaches Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering, Electronics & the Environment, and Energy Management.His research interests cover a range of topics in the area of technology and sustainability including the Circular Economy, Electronics Repair & Reuse, WEEE Management, Electricity Demand Management, Conflict Minerals, Planned Obsolescence, & Environmental Sensing and he has published widely in these areas. He was conference Chair for the Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) virtual conference in 2021.

Research Interests

sustainable lifecycle engineering & circular economy for electrical and electronic equipment, automation for recycling, electricity demand management

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2007 Full Member, Engineers Ireland

Patent

  • 2000 S20000/0246 - A Method and a Sensor for Detecting Electron Emission

Peer Reviewed Journals

2014

A case study of the D4R laptop

Hickey S.;Fitzpatrick C.;Maher P.;Ospina J.;Schischke K.;Beigl P.;Vidorreta I.;Yang M.;Williams I.;Den Boer E. (2014) A case study of the D4R laptop. Proceedings Of Institution Of Civil Engineers: Waste And Resource Management :101-108

2008

Overview of the OPTO-EMI-SENSE Project: Optical Fibre Sensor Network for Automotive Emission Monitoring

Lewis, E,Dooly, G,Hawe, E,Fitzpatrick, C,Chambers, P,Clifford, J,Zhao, WZ,Sun, T,Grattan, KTV,Lucas, J,Degner, M,Ewald, H,Lochmann, S,Bramann, G,Gili, F,Merlone-Borla, E,Mukhopadhyay, SC,Huang, RYM (2008) Overview of the OPTO-EMI-SENSE Project: Optical Fibre Sensor Network for Automotive Emission Monitoring. Sensors: Advancements In Modeling, Design Issues, Fabrication And Practical Applications :179-196

2007

Measuring of exhaust gas emissions using absorption spectroscopy

Hawe, E.;Dooly, G.;Fitzpatrick, C.;Chambers, P.;Lewis, E.;Zhao, W.Z.;Sun, T.;Grattan, K.T.V.;Degner, M.;Ewald, H.;Lochmann, S.;Bramman, G.;Wei, C.;Hitchen, D.;Lucas, J.;Al-Shamma’a, A.;Merlone-Borla, E.;Faraldi, P.;Pidria, M.; (2007) Measuring of exhaust gas emissions using absorption spectroscopy. International Journal Of Intelligent Systems Technologies And Applications

2007

Measuring of exhaust gas emissions using absorption spectroscopy

Hawe E.;Dooly G.;Fitzpatrick C.;Chambers P.;Lewis E.;Zhao W.;Sun T.;Grattan K.;Degner M.;Ewald H.;Lochmann S.;Bramman G.;Wei C.;Hitchen D.;Lucas J.;Al-Shamma’a A.;Merlone-Borla E.;Faraldi P.;Pidria M. (2007) Measuring of exhaust gas emissions using absorption spectroscopy. International Journal Of Intelligent Systems Technologies And Applications :33-51

2007

Measurement of exhaust gas emissions using absorption spectroscopy

Hawe, E; Dooly, G; Fitzpatrick, C; Lewis, E; Zhao, WZ; Sun, T; Grattan, KTV; Degner,M; Ewald, H; Lochmann, S; Bramman, G; Wei, C; Hitchen, D; Al-Shamma'a, A; Merlone-Borla, E; Faraldi, P; Pidria, M (2007) Measurement of exhaust gas emissions using absorption spectroscopy. International Journal Of Intelligent Systems Technologies And Applications :33-51

Books

2008

Monitoring of environmentally hazardous exhaust emissions from cars using optical fibre sensors

Lewis, E.;Clifford, J.;Fitzpatrick, C.;Dooly, G.;Zhao, W.;Sun, T.;Grattan, K.;Lucas, J.;Degner, M.;Ewald, H.;Lochmann, S.;Bramann, G.;Merlone-Borla, E.;Gili, F.; (2008) Monitoring of environmentally hazardous exhaust emissions from cars using optical fibre sensors. Lecture Notes In Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics)

Book Chapters

Edited Books

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Other Journals

Conference Publications

2012

Bringing all Industrial Networks together and next steps

den Boer, E,Williams, I,Fitzpatrick, C,Arranz, P,Dietrich, J,Kent, A,Tischer, A,Durao, V,Perthes, H,Peagam, R,Kopacek, B,Lang, KD,Nissen, NF,Middendorf, A,Chancerel, P (2012) Bringing all Industrial Networks together and next steps. 2012 Electronics Goes Green 2012+ (Egg)

2012

Proc Sensors and Their Applications XI Conference

Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E., Lochmann S., Al-Shamma'a A., Lucas J,Mitchell, W. K.,Williams, J.,Atherton, P.,Larvin, M.,Lund, J.,Narici, M. (2012) Proc Sensors and Their Applications XI Conference. Division of Surgery, School of Postgraduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham Derb Front Physiol :*-*

2012

Proc. Sensors and Their Applications

Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E., Al-Shamma¿a A. and Lucas J.,Peacock, O.,Lee, A. C.,Larvin, M.,Tufarelli, C.,Lund, J. N. (2012) Proc. Sensors and Their Applications. World Journal of Surgery :51-56

2011

21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPTICAL FIBER SENSORS

Lewis, E,Clifford, J,Fitzpatrick, C,Dooly, G,Zhao, WZ,Sun, T,Grattan, K,Lucas, J,Degner, M,Ewald, H,Lochmann, S,Bramann, G,Merlone-Borla, E,Gili, F,Bock, WJ,Albert, J,Bao X (2011) 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPTICAL FIBER SENSORS. Optical Coherence Tomography And Coherence Techniques V

2008

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Lewis E.;Clifford J.;Fitzpatrick C.;Dooly G.;Zhao W.;Sun T.;Grattan K.;Lucas J.;Degner M.;Ewald H.;Lochmann S.;Bramann G.;Merlone-Borla E.;Gili F. (2008) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Lecture Notes In Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics) :238-247

2008

Sensors, 2008 IEEE

O'Keeffe, S and Ortoneda, M and Cullen, JD and Shaw, A and Phipps, D and Al-Shamma'a, AI and Fitzpatrick, C and Lewis, E (2008) Sensors, 2008 IEEE. :454-457

2008

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

Clifford J., Mulrooney J., Dooly G., Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E., Merlone-Borla E., Flavia G. (2008) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. :914-918

2008

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

O'Keeffe S., Ortoneda M., Cullen J.D., Shaw A., Phipps D., Al-Shamma'a A.I., Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E. (2008) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. :454-457

2008

Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering

Lewis E., Dooly G., Hawe E., Fitzpatrick C., Chambers P., Clifford J., Zhao W.Z., Sun T., Grattan K.T.V., Lucas J., Degner M., Ewald H., Lochmann S., Bramann G., Gili F., Merlone-Borla E. (2008) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. :179-196

2007

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

O'Keeffe, S.;Fitzpatrick, C.;Fernandez, A.F.;Lewis, E.;Al-Shamma'A, A.I.; (2007) Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Journal Of Physics: Conference Series

2006

Photon ¿06

Mulrooney J., Clifford J., Fitzpatrick C., Chambers P., Lewis E (2006) Photon ¿06. :*-*

2006

Photonics East

Hawe E, Chambers P, Fitzpatrick C, Lewis E (2006) Photonics East. :*-*

2006

Eurosensors 06

Dooly G., Lewis E , Fitzpatrick C. , Chambers P. (2006) Eurosensors 06. :XX-XX

2006

Photon06

Hawe E, Lewis E, Fitzpatrick C, Chambers P (2006) Photon06. :*-*

2006

Photon 06

Dooly G., Lewis E., Fitzpatrick C. (2006) Photon 06. :14-14

2006

Photon06

J. Mulrooney Clifford J, Fitzpatrick C, Chambers P, Lewis E, (2006) Photon06. :*-*

2006

OFS18

Mulrooney J, Clifford J, Fitzpatrick C, Chambers P E. Lewis (2006) OFS18. :*-*

2006

vafsep 2006

Mulrooney J, Clifford J, Fitzpatrick C, Chambers P, Lewis E, (2006) vafsep 2006. :*-*

2006

Photon 06

J Clifford, J Mulrooney, C Fitzpatrick, P Chambers, E Lewis (2006) Photon 06. :*-*

2006

Photon 06

G Dooly, E Lewis, C Fitzpatrick (2006) Photon 06. :*-*

2006

Measurement Science and Technology

Dong H.;Zhao W.;Sun T.;Grattan K.;Al-Shamma'A A.;Wei C.;Mulrooney J.;Clifford J.;Fitzpatrick C.;Lewis E.;Degner M.;Ewald H.;Lochmann S.;Bramann G.;Merlone Borla E.;Faraldi P.;Pidria M. (2006) Measurement Science and Technology. Measurement Science And Technology :2010-2014

2006

Photon 06

E. Hawe, E. Lewis, P. Chambers, C. Fitzpatrick (2006) Photon 06. :*-*

2006

Photonics Europe

Eamonn Hawe, Gerard Dooly, Elfed Lewis, Colin Fitzpatrick (2006) Photonics Europe. :*-*

2006

Optics East 2006

Dooly G., E. Lewis, C. Fitzpatrick (2006) Optics East 2006. :6379-

2006

Optics East 2006

E. Hawe, G. Dooly, P. Chambers, C. Fitzpatrick, E. Lewis (2006) Optics East 2006. :*-*

2006

Eurosensors 2006

Dooly G., E Lewis, C. Fitzpatrick, P. Chambers (2006) Eurosensors 2006.

2006

Photon06

J. Clifford Mulrooney J, Fitzpatrick C, Chambers P, Lewis E, (2006) Photon06. :*-*

2006

OFS18

Hawe E, Chambers P, Fitzpatrick C, Lewis E (2006) OFS18. :*-*

2006

Photonics Europe

J Mulrooney, J Clifford, C Fitzpatrick, E Lewis (2006) Photonics Europe. :*-*

2005

Sensors, 2005 IEEE

O'Keeffe, S and Fitzpatrick, C and Lewis, E (2005) Sensors, 2005 IEEE. :758-

2005

Eurosensors XIX

Mulrooney J., Clifford J., Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E. (2005) Eurosensors XIX. :*-*

2005

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Dong H.;Zhao W.;Sun T.;Grattan K.;Al-Shamma'a A.;Wei C.;Mulrooney J.;Clifford J.;Fitzpatrick C.;Lewis E.;Degner M.;Ewald H.;Lochmann S.;Bramann G.;Borla E.;Faraldi P.;Pidria M. (2005) Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Journal Of Physics: Conference Series :315-322

2005

Sensors & their Applications XIII

Dong H., Zhao W., Sun T., Grattan K.T.V., Al-Shamma¿a A., Wei C., Mulrooney J., Clifford J., Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E., Degner M., Ewald H., Lochmann S., Bramann G., Merlone Borla E., Faraldi P., Pidria M. (2005) Sensors & their Applications XIII. :315-322

2005

Opto Ireland

Mulrooney J., Clifford J., Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E., Zhao W.Z., Sun T., Grattan K.T.V, Degner M., Ewald H., Lochmann S., Al-Shamma¿a A., Lucas J., Merlone Borla E., Faraldi P (2005) Opto Ireland. :586-597

2005

Opto Ireland

McSherry M., C. Fitzpatrick, E. Lewis (2005) Opto Ireland. :654-662

2005

Opto Ireland

Al-Shamma¿a A., Fitzpatrick C., Lucas J., Pandithas I., Lewis E (2005) Opto Ireland. :460-465

2004

Photon ¿04

McSherry M., Fitzpatrick C., Lewis E. (2004) Photon ¿04. :14-14

2004

REV 2004

Grout I.A., J. Walsh, C. Fitzpatrick, D.J. Heffernan (2004) REV 2004. :*-*

2003

Optical Review

Fitzpatrick C.;O'Donoghue C.;Lewis E.;Grout I. (2003) Optical Review. Optical Review :330-334

2001

ISSC 2001

Fitzpatrick C., E. Lewis, S. Lochmann , A. Al-Shamma and J. Lucas. (2001) ISSC 2001. :242-243

International Conference on Sensing Technology

G. Dooly, E. Hawe, C. Fitzpatrick, E. Lewis, W.Z. Zhao, T. Sun, K.T.V. Grattan, M. Degner, H. Ewald, S. Lochmann, G. Bramann, C. Wei, D. Hitchen, A. Al-Shamma?a, E. Merlone-Borla, P. Faraldi, M.Pidria. () International Conference on Sensing Technology. :*-*

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