MSc. Brown, P.

Phil Brown is a PhD student at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His main research interest is collaborative circular economy innovation.

Academic Background

I hold a BA (Hons) from the University of Manchester and an MSc from Cranfield University. My previous industrial experience includes business development, consultancy, and project management for sustainability projects and services. I am in my final year of my PhD. My research explores the design and facilitation of tools and methods to support collaboration within circular economy innovation networks.


  • 2016 - Present
    PhD in Circular Product Design at Delft University of Technology – Delft, Netherlands Project: Collaboration within circular economy networks
  • 2013 - 2014
    Master of Science Environmental Management for Business, Cranfield University – UK
  • 2005 – 2009
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Philosophy & Social Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester – UK 

Specialisation/field of research

  • Circular Product Design
  • Collaboration
  • Business Models (Sustainable & Circular)

Secondary employment

  • Performs Ad Hoc consultancy for Trinomics for Circular related projects