Rachel Smith | AIChE

Rachel Smith

Senior Lecturer
The University of Sheffield

Rachel Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield, with expertise in industrial particulate manufacturing across pharmaceutical, agri-chemical, consumer and battery manufacturing industries.  Her research focuses on the development of micro-scale knowledge of particle-particle and particle-fluid interactions, and using this to advance mechanistic understanding of particulate manufacturing processes and product performance.  Processes of interest include granulation, particle coating, spherical agglomeration, fluidized bed processes, spraying and spray-drying, slurries and tableting/compaction. Her work uses both experimental and computational methods to address industrial particle processing opportunities and challenges.  Rachel holds a BEng (Hons) and PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, and joined the University of Sheffield in 2012.