Creativity in Engineering Design:

Things I Was Never Taught In Engineering School
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Join the Sunrise Labs sponsored DeviceTalks Tuesday Webinar

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4 pm EDT

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Engineering is an act of creation - a lot of folks get into this line of work explicitly because they want to create. In this webinar, speakers will talk about the light bulb moments of lone inspiration, and the more practical group efforts. Attendees will learn ways to build creative teams, the tools used to bring creativity into a work environment, and how those tools have changed during COVID.

  • Eureka Moment myth / actuality
  • Team building - who do you want to work with
  • Defeating ‘writer's block’
  • Challenges and opportunities during COVID


Thomas Lopez
Sr. Mechanical Engineer,
Boston Scientific
  Joe McCluskey
Program Manager,
Sunrise Labs
  Chuck Smith, PhD
Principal Engineer,
Sunrise Labs
Thomas Lopez is a principal mechanical design engineer and lab, shop, and CAD design manager with 14 years of experience in the medical device industry with Boston Scientific.  His medical design experience ranges from active implantable devices for the stimulation of the nervous system to surgical instruments and handheld and body worn electronic devices.  Prior to his current employment he developed high and low voltage and fiber optic cable assemblies for aerospace applications and hydraulic and control systems for the swimming pool industry.  Thomas graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and holds inventor credit for multiple patents across all the industries of his employment.   Joe McCluskey has over 20 years of experience in the project management of product development of medical diagnostics and devices, having brought a number of products from the concept phase to commercial launch.  He has managed the development of products for use by the consumer in the home as well as the healthcare provider in all settings, including the operating suite, ICU, emergency room and bedside. Joe’s background covers team management, supplier quality, quality engineering, product development, design transfer, validation and verification, and sustaining activities. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Maine.

Chuck Smith has 17 years of experience in the scientific equipment and medical device industries. He has designed X-Ray sensors and emitters, intra-oral video cameras, chemiluminescence and florescence imagers, and miniature analog controls. He developed algorithms for laying out illumination in 4000 square foot commercial greenhouses as well as the design of computer-controlled microscopes with 4.5 micron pixel images. Chuck holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and has taught classes in new product development at both the HAAS school of business and the mechanical engineering department.


DeviceTalks Tuesdays

About DeviceTalks Tuesday

To complement the series of regional DeviceTalks meetings, MassDevice created DeviceTalks Tuesdays, a scheduled, appointment-based opportunity to bring together the medtech leaders and visionaries that typically take the stage. 

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