Jim Goddin

Jim specialises in circular economy systems design and has worked alongside the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for much of the past decade leading and co-authoring the widely adopted Material Circularity Indicator methodology. He has worked extensively on the development of eco-design tools and the assessment of business risks resulting from critical materials and hazardous substances legislation.

Originally from the Orkney Islands, he graduated with a PhD in materials engineering from the University of Bath. He is a Chartered Engineer and both a Fellow and a Strategic Advisor of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Jim has built and led numerous high-profile research and development programs, working collaboratively with many of the world’s largest technology brands in areas such as additive manufacturing, composites, advanced metallurgy and computational materials science.

Jim has advised as a technical expert for working and focus groups for organisations like the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), International Round Table on Materials Criticality (IRTC), and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Circular Economy Hub. He is also an implementation partner for the Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) framework.

Jim is a Chartered Environmentalist and developed his passion for sustainability at an early age due to the proximity of his school to what was then Europe’s largest experimental wind turbine.


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