Senior Associate Consultant

Paul Quinn is a graduate in applied physics (DIT) and advanced materials technology (University of Surrey). Paul is a professional member of the Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF) at Fellowship grade and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Paul has over thirty years involvement in surface coating and materials technology. His early employment experience was at the Loctite Ireland Ltd (now Henkel Ireland) R & D facility in Dublin. Paul subsequently moved to the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards (IIRS) and specialised initially in inorganic metal finishing technologies. Paul’s areas of interest and experience at IIRS broadened into the wider surface coatings area during successive changes at IIRS through Eolas, then Forbairt and finally as a senior scientific officer at Enterprise Ireland. During this time Paul developed a uniquely broad expertise in the relevant technology areas.

Together with colleague; Dr. John Colreavy (former CREST Centre Director), Paul was instrumental in the transfer of the Enterprise Ireland Coatings Research Centre to DIT in 2003. The facility is now operating as the Centre for Research in Engineering and Surface Technology (CREST) and is located within the FOCAS Institute. Paul now operates his own consultancy business (Ensurtec) but continues to have day to day involvement with CREST as Senior Associate Consultant.

Paul’s areas of expertise include surface coatings and treatments, corrosion, materials science, signage products, and pendulum slip resistance testing of flooring materials.