Critical Raw Materials for Ireland for Resource Efficient Economy (CIRCLE) is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland and co-funded by the Geological Survey Ireland. CIRCLE project is developing first ever Critical Raw Materials assessment methodology for Ireland.
Professor Dermot Brabazon
Professor Dermot Brabazon (BEng, CEng) graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin in 1995 and continued on at UCD to complete his doctorate in the area of semi-solid metal processing. From 1995 to 2000 he worked with Materials Ireland, a state funded research centre at UCD. Professor Brabazon is a full time lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University since February 2000. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2006, Deputy Head of School in 2007, and Associate Dean for Research in 2009. Prof Brabazon was also conferred with the President’s Award for Research in January 2009 and was appointed as Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering in 2015.
Prof Brabazon’s research is focused in the areas of materials and processing technologies and based on the pillars of Near Net Shape Forming, Laser Processing and Separation Science technologies. These overlapping activities are focused toward the development of advanced processing technologies to enable the improved efficiency and quality of production technologies for the benefit of MNC and SME companies, and the broader society. Prof Brabazon is currently Director for the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre at Dublin City University and a PI within the Irish Separation Science Cluster at DCU, as well as the Water Institute. Professor Brabazon has published over 200 internationally peer reviewed papers and supervised more than 30 research postgraduates to completion. Professor Brabazon’s research group currently includes 7 PhD students and 8 postdoctoral researchers working on development of novel materials, processing, and analytical technologies.