Dr Crevan O Donnell is Post-doctoral researcher and research engineer for Materials Research Institute (MRI) and Applied Polymer Technologies (APT). Dr O’ Donnell holds a PhD in Polymer Engineering from AIT which focused on “Mixed plastic as a valuable resource”. Over the past number of years he has been a member of the materials research group and has fulfilled research based managerial positions, managed and delivered output for research projects and secured research funding (Enterprise Ireland). This has seen him manage various innovation partnership feasibility studies for some well-established Irish companies along with commercialisation programmes in the area of polymer recyclate and co-supervised in a number of innovation partnership programmes with some of Ireland’s leading polymer processing companies. Dr O Donnell has twenty years’ experience as a laboratory analyst and supervisor in a pharmaceutical company prior to obtaining a BSc in Applied Chemistry (honours) from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2011.