Dr Rachel Smith

BEng (Hons), PhD

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Senior Lecturer

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director

Dr Rachel Smith
rachel.smith@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8255

Full contact details

Dr Rachel Smith
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room F55
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

I completed my BEng in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2000, and my PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland in 2008. I joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia as a post-doctoral research fellow in 2008.

In February 2012 I joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield as a lecturer.

I am interested in the study of particulate systems in industries including pharmaceuticals, foods, detergents, biological processing and water, using a combination of experimental and computational simulation tools.

Research interests

Wet granulation design and scale-up, DEM/CFD modelling of particulate processes, drug delivery methods, biological and water systems modelling.

I am also a founding member of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Interest Group.

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Pitt K, Smith RM, Hounslow MJ & Litster JD (2015) Kinetics of immersion nucleation driven by surface tension.. 7th International Granulation Workshop. Sheffield, UK, 1 July 2015 - 3 July 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang M, Shepherd WJ, Smith R & Jensen H (2015) The effect of pipe diameter on hydrogen sulfide build-up in rising mains – model study. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada, 20 September 2015 - 23 September 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith RM, Davis NJ & Litster JD (2015) Predicting local shear in powder flow using DEM. 7th International Granulation Workshop. Sheffield, UK, 1 July 2015 - 3 July 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kariuki WIJ, Smith RM, Rhodes M & Hapgood KP (2011) Prediction of particle liquid coverage in fluid bed granulation. 5th International Granulation Workshop. Lausanne, Switzerland, 20 June 2011 - 22 June 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Calvert G, Hassanpour A, Hare C, Feng Y, Rhodes M, Hapgood KP & Ghadiri M (2011) Simulation of liquid binder distribution in fluidised bed granulation using the particle coating number. 5th International Granulation Workshop. Lausanne, Switzerland, 20 June 2011 - 22 June 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Calvert G, Hassanpour A, Hare C, Feng Y, Hapgood KP & Ghadiri M (2010) Investigation of liquid distribution in fluidised bed granulation using a single particle surface coverage fraction. Chemeca. Adelaide, Australia, 26 September 2010 - 29 September 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kariuki WIJ, Smith R, Rhodes M & Hapgood KP (2010) Prediction of liquid coverage in fluid bed granulation. Chemeca. Adelaide, Australia, 26 September 2010 - 29 September 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Calvert G, Hassanpour A, Hare C, Feng Y, Rhodes M, Hapgood KP & Ghadiri M (2010) Computational study of liquid distribution in an air fluidised bed using a single particle surface coverage. 6th World Congress on Particle Technology. Nuremberg, Germany, 26 April 2010 - 29 April 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Liu LX & Litster JD (2009) Breakage of drop nucleated granules in a breakage only high shear mixer. 9th International Symposium on Agglomeration. Sheffield, UK, 24 June 2009 - 26 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Litster JD & Page NW (2009) Diametrical compression of wet granular materials. 9th International Symposium on Agglomeration. Sheffield, UK, 24 June 2009 - 26 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Calvert G, Hassanpour A, Hare C, Feng Y, Rhodes M, Hapgood KP & Ghadiri M () Numerical investigation of liquid binder distribution in fluidized bed granulation using the single particle spray flux. Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry III. Gold Coast, Australia, 24 July 2011 - 29 July 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R & Litster JD () Wet granule breakage in the breakage only granulator. International Fine Particles Research Institute Meeting. Perth, Australia, 8 July 2007 - 11 July 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Litster JD, Smith R, Liu LX, Suhairi NN & Page NW () Studies of wet granule breakage in a laboratory scale breakage only granulator. PARTEC. Nuremberg, Germany, 27 March 2007 - 29 March 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Litster JD, Smith R & Page NW () Wet granule breakage in high shear mixer granulation. Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology. Florida USA, 23 April 2006 - 27 April 2006. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Litster JD, Smith R & Page NW () Dynamic mechanical properties of partially saturated granules. Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology. Florida USA, 23 April 2006 - 27 April 2006. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Litster JD & Iveson SM () Wet granule breakage in pharmaceutical granulators. Particle Science Summer School in Winter. Florida USA, January 2003 - January 2003. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith R, Hapgood KP & Litster JD () Mechanical dispersion regime in high shear mixer granulators. 6th World Congress on Chemical Engineering. Sydney, Australia, 23 September 2001 - 27 September 2001. RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Yusof NB, Pitt KE, Green J, Campbell AI, Ahmadian H, Gupta P, Greener S & Smith RM A novel method for the analysis of particle coating behaviour via contact spreading in a tumbling drum. AIChE Annual Meeting 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-aaraj DKA, Litster JD & Smith RM An investigation into growth of non-wetting system in high shear granulation. AIChE Annual Meeting 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yusof NB, Pitt KE, Green J, Campbell A, Ahmadian H, Gupta P, Greener S & Smith RM A novel method for the analysis of particle coating behaviour via contact spreading in a tumbling drum. Joint IFPRI Robert Pfeffer Symposium & UK Particle Technology Forum. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-aaraj DKA, Litster JD & Smith RM An Investigation into growth of non-wetting system in high shear granulation. Joint IFPRI Robert Pfeffer Symposium & UK Particle Technology Forum. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mohd Yusoff SN, Biggs CA & Smith RM Breakage behavior of flocs at different shear rates. Joint IFPRI Robert Pfeffer Symposium & UK Particle Technology Forum. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shamsudin ISB & Smith RM Modelling of collision of two spherical particles and a single particle with a wall in normal direction through Discrete Element Method modelling as a preliminary study of granule breakage in a high shear mixer. Joint IFPRI Robert Pfeffer Symposium & UK Particle Technology Forum. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alhabeshi LGA & Smith RM Wet granulation: an investigation into distribution nucleation using particle coating number. Joint IFPRI Robert Pfeffer Symposium & UK Particle Technology Forum. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Green J, Pitt K, Ahmadian H, Greener S, Gupta P & Smith RM Spray coating of powders and liquid contact transfer: prediction and scale-up. Joint IFPRI Robert Pfeffer Symposium & UK Particle Technology Forum. RIS download Bibtex download