Damian Coughlan

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About Damian Coughlan

Circular Economy Researcher

Damian is a Circular Economy Researcher in the Sustainable Manufacturing division of IMR. Damian’s role is to support CIRCULEIRE members with understanding and transitioning to a Circular Economy in the areas of Electronics & Waste Management.


  • Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of Limerick. EEE2WEEE – An investigation into WEEE Arising & Not Arising in Ireland (EPA funded project).
  • Research Assistant at University of Limerick . TriREUSE – Trialling the Preparation for Reuse of Consumer Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones
  • Regulatory Engineer Analyst at DELL INC.
  • Senior ICT Support Engineer/Systems Administrator



  • BSc in Product Design & Technology
  • PhD in Electronic & Environmental Engineering

What motivates you at IMR?

I am motivated in IMR by the ability to work with a dynamic and talented group of colleagues in order to build capacity in Ireland for the Circular Economy.


WEEE & Waste Management
End of Life strategies
Sustainability & Technology
Project Management