- Ph.D., Engineering, University of Galway, Ireland, 2021
- B.Eng., Biomedical, University of Galway, Ireland, 2016
- Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Dr. Casey's expertise includes evaluating the performance of medical devices with ex-vivo benchtop experimentation and computational modelling. Dr. Casey has extensive experience with energy-based surgical instrumentation such as high-speed burs and saws, ultrasonic cutting, and electrosurgery. Additionally, he has a wide set of skills that includes multiphysics simulation using finite element modelling, sensor based computational model validation, thermal damage analysis of biological tissue, histology, microscopy, and image analysis, and is proficient in commercial and open-source software associated with the aforementioned techniques. Dr. Casey has worked within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries in R&D, manufacturing, and quality roles, and has experience in maintaining design history files, investigating product complaints, and the implementation of quality improvement initiatives in accordance with ISO 13485.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Casey was a researcher at the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM) where he carried out ex-vivo experiments and computational simulations of thermal effects in biological tissue during energy-based surgical cutting. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Galway (previously named the National University of Ireland Galway) where his doctoral research focused on investigating the aerosol by-product created during the use of energy-based surgical instruments known as "surgical smoke". A highlight of this research was the development of a novel experimental technique which utilized electrostatic precipitation for the capture and analysis of surgical smoke particulates.