rsDr Rachel Smith

Senior Lecturer
Director of Student Support  


T: +44 (0)114 222 8255

Particle Technology Group


BEng (Hons), PhD

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.


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.


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