Dr Patrick J Smith

BSc, PhD

Dr Patrick Smith

Lecturer

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory for Applied Inkjet Printing,
Royal Exchange Manufacturing Building,
64 Garden Street,
Sheffield
S1 4BA
UK

Telephone: +44(0)114 222 7738
Fax: +44(0)114 222 7890

email : patrick.smith@sheffield.ac.uk


Profile

Dr Patrick J Smith was awarded a first class BSc degree in Applied Chemistry from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997, which he studied for part-time whilst working as a Technical Officer for Ilford Ltd.

In 2002, he was awarded his PhD in Engineering Materials from the University of Cambridge for his research into increasing the critical current density of bulk high-temperature superconductors.

He then had post-doc positions working first with Brian Derby in Manchester (2002 – 2005), Ulrich Schubert in Eindhoven (2005 – 2007) and Jan Korvink in Freiburg (2007 – 2010).

In July 2010, he was appointed to the position of Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Areas of Research

Dr Smith's main research area is inkjet printing. He is interested in applied inkjet printing, using inkjet as a means of manufacture in additive applications as well as in areas such as digital print and digital textiles.

He is also interested in fundamental inkjet, with a focus on variability in inkjet droplet production. He is particularly interested in reactive inkjet printing, which uses inkjet as a chemical synthesis tool.



Research Projects (Funded)

SPONSOR TITLE FUNDING
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Impact Fellowships, S. Ebbens (PI), X. Zhao (5%), D. Heymann (10%), P.J. Smith (5%) £24,189 (total is £483,709)
U.S. Army Forward Element Command-Atlantic (RFEC-A) Identifying the mechanism behind the toughening improvements obtained from inkjet printing PMMA ‘beads’ into carbon fiber composites, P.J. Smith $110,000
Innovate UK/EPSRC Inkjet Printing of Plasma Functionalised Graphene to Deliver Multifunctional Polymer Composites for Aerospace Applications, P.J. Smith £86,768
NERC Sensors for the detection of radionuclides in water, M. E. Romero-Gonzalez (70%), P.J. Smith (30%) £12,211
U.S. Army Forward Element Command-Atlantic (RFEC-A) Interface design using inkjet printing in self-healing composites A Hodzic, P. .J. Smith (PI), C Pinna $116,340
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Direct digital fabrication via multisystems integration of advanced manufacturing processes J. D. Shephard, Heriot-Watt University, C. Connaughton, University of Warwick, R. W. Kay, Loughborough University, P. J. Smith, Sheffield £213,365 (£600,000)
Technology Strategy Board TSB Akzo Nobel Structural Colour
P. Fairclough (PI), O. Mykhaylyk, P. Smith (Co-I 15%)
£51,048 (£340,319)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Manufacturing of metamaterials using inkjet printing in composite materials
A. Hodzic, P. J. Smith
$ 99,635
EPSRC IAA Account Integrating an Inkjet Printer into a copper cable marking process for security printing applications £24,545
METRC Printing of BioMarkers For Disease Detection £10,000
White Rose Collaboration Fund ‘Printable radiation curable dielectric layers for application in organic electronics’
Long Lin (Leeds), Patrick J. Smith (Sheffield), Steven Johnson (York)
£11,400
Pennine Water Group Inkjet printed sensors
Patrick J. Smith (PI), Neil Sims, Rob Dwyer-Joyce, Greg Cook, Joby Boxall
£6,000
KTA R&D Collaborative Award Security Printing on Copper Cables
Patrick J. Smith
£33,625
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Reactive inkjet printing and controlled crystallisation
Patrick J. Smith
£121,459
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Inkjet-assisted creation of self-healing layers between composite plies
A. Hodzic, P. J. Smith, C Soutis and S Hayes
$51,000


Teaching

Dr Smith teaches the following courses:

  • Manufacturing Technology, MEC130
  • Professional Responsibilities of the Engineer, MEC306

Books

  • Smith PJ & Morrin A (2017) Reactive Inkjet Printing A Chemical Synthesis Tool. Royal Society of Chemistry. RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2012) Inkjet-Based Micromanufacturing. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Gregory DA, Zhang Y, Smith PJ, Ebbens SJ & Zhao X (2016) Altering the Bubble Release of Reactive Inkjet Printed Silk Micro-rockets. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Vol. 2016 (pp 452-456), 12 September 2016 - 12 September 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Y, Gregory DA, Smith PJ & Zhao X (2016) Regenerated silk fibroin as an inkjet printable biomaterial. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Vol. 2016 (pp 406-409), 12 September 2016 - 16 September 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wasley T, Li J, Kay R, Ta D, Shephard J, Stringer J, Smith P, Esenturk E & Connaughton C (2016) Enabling Rapid Production and Mass Customisation of Electronics Using Digitally Driven Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Techniques. 2016 IEEE 66th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 31 May 2016 - 3 June 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Edney L, Smith PJ & Hatton PV (2016) The use of inkjet printing and thermal phase change inks to create sacrificial prevascular networks. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 419-423) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith PJ & Zhang Y (2016) Multi-functional carbon fibre reinforced composites obtained using inkjet printed polymers. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 482-485) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tse C & Smith PJ (2016) Reactive inkjet printing applications for tissue engineering. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 442-445) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cartledge A, Pinna C, Hodzic A & Smith PJ (2015) The fatigue of carbon fibre composites containing interlaminar inkjet printed polymer droplets. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Vol. 2015-July RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Y, Stringer J, Hodzic A & Smith PJ (2015) Elaborating printing parameters in using inkjet printing to toughen carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Vol. 2015-July RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Y, Stringer J, Grainger R, Smith PJ & Hodzic A (2015) Fabrication of patterned thermoplastic microphases between composite plies by inkjet printing. Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 49(15) (pp 1907-1913) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Y, Stringer J, Smith PJ, Hodzic A & Grainger R (2014) Toughening composites with self-ameliorating capability using inkjet printing technique. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Y, Smith PJ, Hodzic A, Stringer JE, Swait T, Soutis C & Grainger R (2013) Fabrication of self-ameliorating microphases between composite plies by inkjet printing. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Vol. 2013-July (pp 7430-7431) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mager D, Raimann M, Smith PJ & Korvink JG (2009) MicroStack3D: A low cost production platform for micromanufacturing by inkjet printing. AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1181 (pp 317-323) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith PJ, Mager D, Löffelmann U & Korvink JG (2008) Inkjet printing silver-containing inks. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 689-692) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mager D, Smith PJ & Korvink JG (2007) Phase change rapid prototyping with aqueous inks. NIP 23: 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES, TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND PROCEEDINGS/DIGITAL FABRICATION 2007 (pp 908-911) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stringer JE, Smith PJ & Derby B (2004) Droplet behaviour in inkjet printing. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 860 (pp 1-6) RIS download Bibtex download

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