Dr Patrick J Smith
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory for Applied Inkjet Printing,
Royal Exchange Manufacturing Building,
64 Garden Street,
Telephone: +44(0)114 222 7738
Fax: +44(0)114 222 7890
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
|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%)
|Air Force Office of Scientific Research||Manufacturing of metamaterials using inkjet printing in composite materials
A. Hodzic, P. J. Smith
|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)
|Pennine Water Group||Inkjet printed sensors
Patrick J. Smith (PI), Neil Sims, Rob Dwyer-Joyce, Greg Cook, Joby Boxall
|KTA R&D Collaborative Award||Security Printing on Copper Cables
Patrick J. Smith
|Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council||Reactive inkjet printing and controlled crystallisation
Patrick J. Smith
|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
Dr Smith teaches the following courses:
- Manufacturing Technology, MEC130
- Professional Responsibilities of the Engineer, MEC306
- Reactive Inkjet Printing A Chemical Synthesis Tool. Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Inkjet-Based Micromanufacturing. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
- Printed electronics as prepared by inkjet printing. Materials, 13(3). View this article in WRRO
- Reactive Inkjet Printing of Functional Silk Stirrers for Enhanced Mixing and Sensing. Small, 15(1), 1804213-1804213. View this article in WRRO
- Aqua-gel pH sensor: intelligent engineering and evaluation of pH sensor based on multi-factorial testing regimes. Sensor Review, 39(2), 178-189.
- Micro electronic systems via multifunctional additive manufacturing. Rapid Prototyping Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Reactive Inkjet Printing of Regenerated Silk Fibroin Films for Use as Dental Barrier Membranes. Micromachines, 9(2). View this article in WRRO
- Inkjet Printing for Biomedical Applications, 107-117.
- Control of the Porous Structure of Polystyrene Particles Obtained by Nonsolvent Induced Phase Separation. Langmuir, 33(46), 13303-13314. View this article in WRRO
- Toughening mechanism of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer laminates containing inkjet-printed poly(methyl methacrylate) microphases. Journal of Composite Materials. View this article in WRRO
- Smoother and stronger high speed sintered elastomers through surface modification process. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 6(2-3), 155-169. View this article in WRRO
- Biocompatible silk fibroin scaffold prepared by reactive inkjet printing. Journal of Materials Science, 51(18), 8625-8630. View this article in WRRO
- Hybrid additive manufacturing of 3D electronic systems. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 26(10), 105005-105005.
- Integration of additive manufacturing and inkjet printed electronics: a potential route to parts with embedded multifunctionality. Manufacturing Review, 3, 12-12. View this article in WRRO
- Reactive Inkjet Printing of Biocompatible Enzyme Powered Silk Micro-Rockets. Small, 12(30), 4048-4055. View this article in WRRO
- Morphological effects of porous poly-D,L-lactic acid/hydroxyapatite scaffolds produced by supercritical CO2 foaming on their mechanical performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 230(8), 761-774. View this article in WRRO
- Laser textured surface gradients. Applied Surface Science, 371, 583-589. View this article in WRRO
- Dynamically controlled deposition of colloidal nanoparticle suspension in evaporating drops using laser radiation. Soft Matter, 12(20), 4530-4536. View this article in WRRO
- Inkjet printing Schwann cells and neuronal analogue NG108-15 cells. Biofabrication, 8(1), 015017-015017. View this article in WRRO
- Laser textured superhydrophobic surfaces and their applications for homogeneous spot deposition. Applied Surface Science, 365, 153-159.
- Nanosecond laser textured superhydrophobic metallic surfaces and their chemical sensing applications. Applied Surface Science, 357, 248-254. View this article in WRRO
- Inkjet printing of self-healing polymers for enhanced composite interlaminar properties. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3(5), 2283-2293. View this article in WRRO
- An ionic liquid-gated polymer thin film transistor with exceptionally low “on” resistance. Applied Physics Letters, 104(18), 182107-182107. View this article in WRRO
- High yield growth of patterned vertically aligned carbon nanotubes using inkjet-printed catalyst. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5(19), 9785-9790.
- Improvements in carbon fibre reinforced composites by inkjet printing of thermoplastic polymer patterns. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters.
- Control of morphological properties of porous biodegradable scaffolds processed by supercritical CO2 foaming. Journal of Materials Science, 48(8), 3254-3263.
- Solvent-free inkjet printing process for the fabrication of conductive, transparent, and flexible ionic liquid-polymer gel structures. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 50(1), 38-46.
- Reactive inkjet printing. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(22), 10965-10970.
- Scaffolds for tissue engineering produced by inkjet printing. Open Engineering, 2(3).
- Ink Jet Printed Silver Lines Formed in Microchannels Exhibit Lower Resistance Than Their Unstructured Counterparts. J IMAGING SCI TECHN, 55(4).
- Design Synthesis of Electromagnetic Vibration-Driven Energy Generators Using a Variational Formulation. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 20(2), 466-475.
- A low-cost electromagnetic generator for vibration energy harvesting. IEEE Sensors Journal, 11(1), 107-113.
- An MRI receiver coil produced by inkjet printing directly on to a flexible substrate.. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 29(2), 482-487.
- On-line monitoring and feedback control of inkjet printed capacitors using the modular custom made printing platform MicroStack3D. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, 726-729.
- Room temperature preparation of conductive silver features using spin-coating and inkjet printing. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20(3), 543-546.
- Printed electronics: the challenges involved in printing devices, interconnects, and contacts based on inorganic materials. J MATER CHEM, 20(39), 8446-8453.
- Enhanced reproducibility of inkjet printed organic thin film transistors based on solution processable polymer-small molecule blends. J MATER CHEM, 20(41), 9155-9160.
- The Spreading of Inkjet-Printed Droplets with Varying Polymer Molar Mass on a Dry Solid Substrate. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 210(6), 495-502.
- Droplet tailoring using evaporative inkjet printing. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 210(5), 387-393.
- Inkjet printing of proteins. Soft Matter, 5(24), 4866-4877.
- Terahertz metamaterials fabricated by inkjet printing. Applied Physics Letters, 95(25).
- Inkjetprinted, conductive, 25 uμm wide silver tracks on unstructured polyimide. Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, 206(7), 1626-1630.
- Inkjet printing as a deposition and patterning tool for polymers and inorganic particles. Soft Matter, 4(4), 703-713.
- The preferential deposition of silica micro-particles at the boundary of inkjet printed droplets. Soft Matter, 4(5), 1072-1078.
- "Invisible" silver tracks produced by combining hot-embossing and inkjet printing. Advanced Functional Materials, 18(7), 1031-1038.
- Inkjet printing of structures for MRI coils. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, 891-894.
- Theoretical investigation of the influence of nozzle diameter variation on the fabrication of thin film transistor liquid crystal display color filters. Journal of Applied Physics, 103(11).
- Inside Front Cover: Inkjet Printing of Luminescent CdTe Nanocrystal–Polymer Composites (Adv. Funct. Mater. 1/2007). Advanced Functional Materials, 17(1), NA-NA.
- Inkjet printing of luminescent CdTe nanocrystal-polymer composites. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 17(1), 23-28.
- Geometric control of inkjet printed features using a gelating polymer. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 17(7), 677-683.
- Inkjet printing of polyurethane colloidal suspensions. Soft Matter, 3(2), 238-243.
- Direct ink-jet printing and low temperature conversion of conductive silver patterns. Journal of Materials Science, 41(13), 4153-4158.
- A low curing temperature silver ink for use in ink-jet printing and subsequent production of conductive tracks. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 26(4), 315-318.
- Comparison of conductometric behavior of two hydrogel based sensing polymeric composites in the physiological pH range. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 4(6), 065017-065017.
- Utilising Inkjet Printed Paraffin Wax for Cell Patterning Applications. International Journal of Bioprinting, 2(0).
- Patterning, 87-96.
- The Behaviour of a Droplet on the Substrate, The Chemistry of Inkjet Inks (pp. 55-72). WORLD SCIENTIFIC
- Industrial 3D Inkjet Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Handbook of Industrial Inkjet Printing (pp. 649-660). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
- Inkjet Printing of Functional Polymers into Carbon Fiber Composites, Nanomaterials for 2D and 3D Printing (pp. 275-291). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
- CHAPTER 7. Reactive Inkjet Printing of Silk Barrier Membranes for Dental Applications, Reactive Inkjet Printing (pp. 147-168). Royal Society of Chemistry
- CHAPTER 1. Reactive Inkjet Printing—An Introduction, Reactive Inkjet Printing (pp. 1-11). Royal Society of Chemistry
- Applications in Inkjet Printing, Fundamentals of Inkjet Printing (pp. 397-418). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Conference proceedings papers
- View this article in WRRO 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 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.
- 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.
- The use of inkjet printing and thermal phase change inks to create sacrificial prevascular networks. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 419-423)
- Multi-functional carbon fibre reinforced composites obtained using inkjet printed polymers. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 482-485)
- Reactive inkjet printing applications for tissue engineering. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 442-445)
- The fatigue of carbon fibre composites containing interlaminar inkjet printed polymer droplets. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Vol. 2015-July
- Elaborating printing parameters in using inkjet printing to toughen carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Vol. 2015-July
- 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
- Toughening composites with self-ameliorating capability using inkjet printing technique. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
- Fabrication of self-ameliorating microphases between composite plies by inkjet printing. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Vol. 2013-July (pp 7430-7431)
- MicroStack3D: A low cost production platform for micromanufacturing by inkjet printing. AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1181 (pp 317-323)
- Inkjet printing silver-containing inks. International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (pp 689-692)
- 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)
- Droplet behaviour in inkjet printing. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 860 (pp 1-6)