Paper: Use of Engineering Analysis and Simulation to Guide and De-Risk Medical Device Development
Charlie is a consultant within Team Consulting’s mechanical engineering group, where he works on a variety of development activities, including finite element (FE) analysis and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis of new medical devices. He has extensive experience in applying FE and CFD to assess different device concepts to support the development and testing of physical prototypes. In the last 5 years Charlie has applied this expertise to a variety of different medical devices including multiple different inhalers, autoinjectors and prefilled syringes, as well as diagnostic devices and pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment.
Charlie’s work focuses on de-risking and predicting the potential performance of concepts before committing to the costly process of prototyping. During his career he has worked on a variety of drug delivery solutions, from predicting the particle size distribution of an impinging jet inhaler, to assessing the thermal performance of an autoinjector to allow real time temperature prediction of the liquid vial without direct measurement. These analytical skills, combined with more practical skills learned in other industries, allow Charlie to accelerate the development timelines of new devices.
Charlie graduated from the University of Leeds with a first class master’s degree in automotive (mechanical) engineering. Before joining Team, he contributed towards projects ranging from robotic camera pedestals for the broadcast and film industry, to research-grade gas and particle analysers for automotive R&D.”