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Michael Hopkins Jnr

Michael Hopkins Jnr

Michael is a graduate from AIT with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering with polymer electives and is currently working towards a MSc in polymer science under the supervision of Dr. Declan Devine and Dr. Luke Geever. Currently, Michael is involved in developing a valuable resource material from Mixed Plastic Waste as part of an EI funded Commercialisation project, in conjunction with the Applied polymer technologies gateway (APT) based on campus in AIT. Michael’s role as a research engineer within APT has seen him work with some of Europe’s leading suppliers of polymer processing equipment in the areas of extrusion and injection moulding. Over the past year, his primary focus has been in the area of polymer recycling and is currently working with several established Irish based polymer processing companies in their struggle to meet new European directives in terms of recycling.

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