Richard has over 13 years’ experience in applying finite element analysis techniques to a wide range of engineering problems. His primary interest lies in Electromagnetics and Heat Transfer problems.


Richard completed a master's degree in physics at the University of Southampton. Keen to further develop his engineering and knowledge and commercial experience, he undertook an industrial funded PhD to investigate the effects of lightning strikes on carbon fiber for the aircraft sector. After this he became a post-doctoral research fellow, focusing on high voltage cable performance for a variety of clients, both onshore and offshore.  

His interest has always been in identifying how engineering simulation can be best used to improve the performance or design of devices.

From his background in physics, Richard has a strong grounding in a wide range of physical processes. This allows him to quickly break down engineering challenges into component pieces. 

At present Richard is based in the Cambridge office of Element Digital Engineering, where he is a Principal Consultant.


  • Low and high frequency electromagnetic modelling
  • Thermal management of devices
  • Multiphysics simulations
  • Mathematical modelling

Professional qualifications and Committees

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • First class MPhys (Hons)
  • Member of IET and sit on the Electromagnetic TPN committee

Sector Expertise

  • Power Engineering (Cable and Transformers)
  • Wind Farm power cables
  • Direct and Indirect lightning strike effects
  • Developing and deploying simulation application from COMSOL Multiphysics

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