Andrea Benassi, PhD, is a New Technology & Innovation Scientist at Chiesi. He got his PhD in physics in 2009, and spent several years as an academic researcher working on mathematical and numerical modelling of surface and interface mechanical properties, mainly based in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. He joined Chiesi in 2015 as a GMP Process and Product Designer. In his current role, Dr Benassi develops and applies different modelling and simulation techniques to the design of inhalation products and related manufacturing processes.