Droplet formation in vibrating-aperture aerosol generation technology


The goal of the project is to understand and ultimately enhance the operation of a unique technology developed by Galway-based medical device company Aerogen. 

The project involves development and application of novel meshless computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methodology to simulate the multiphase flow in the device, simulation of droplet dynamics in the airways of the lung, and development of a test rig for experimental visualisation of droplet formation process. The work is co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland as part of the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, a €49.6m national research centre. 


Principal Investigator:   Nathan Quinlan 
Research Team:              Antonio Monterrubio, Mohsen Moghimi
Industrial Partner:         Aerogen