Below is a chronologically ordered list of my publications in refereed journals. For a list of recent highlights see my profile at the Mathematical Institute.

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Refereed Articles

    Forthcoming


    2018

  1. Delayed pull-in transitions in overdamped MEMS devices
    M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton and D. Vella
    J. Micromech. Microeng 28, 015006 (2018)
    [ORA Record] [arXiv] [data]


  2. 2017

  3. Using evaporation to control capillary instabilities in micro-systems
    R. Ledesma-Aguilar, G. Laghezza, J. M. Yeomans and D. Vella
    Soft Matter 13, 8947-8956 (2017)
    [ORA Record]

  4. Indentation of a floating elastic sheet: Geometry versus applied tension
    F. Box, D. Vella, R. W. Style and J. A. Neufeld
    Proc. R. Soc. A 473, 20170335 (2017)
    [ORA record] [arXiv] [data]

  5. FloatingWrinkles
  6. Passive control of viscous flow via elastic snap-through
    M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton and D. Vella
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 144502 (2017)
    [ORA record] [arXiv] [data]

  7. Kinetic effects regularize the mass-flux singularity at the contact line of a thin evaporating drop
    M. A. Saxton, J. P. Whiteley, D. Vella and J. M. Oliver
    J. Eng. Math. 106, 47-73 (2017)
    [ORA Record] [SharedIt] [data]

  8. Axonal buckling following stretch injury
    G. Lang, S. Waters, D. Vella and A. Goriely
    J. Elasticity 129, 239-256 (2017)
    [ORA Record] [SharedIt]

  9. Mathematical modelling of blood-brain barrier failure and oedema
    G. E. Lang, D. Vella, S. L. Waters and A. Goriely
    Math. Med. Bio. 34, 391-414 (2017)
    [ORA record]

  10. FloatingDrops
  11. Fluctuation spectra and force generation in non-equilibrium systems
    A. A. Lee, D. Vella, and J. S. Wettlaufer
    Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. 114, 9255-9260 (2017)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  12. Non-wetting drops at liquid interfaces: From liquid marbles to Leidenfrost drops
    C. Y. H. Wong, M. Adda-Bedia and D. Vella
    Soft Matter 13, 5250-5260 (2017)
    [ORA Record] [arXiv]

  13. Optimizing the operation of a direct-flow filtration device
    J. G. Herterich, Q. Zu, R. W. Field, D. Vella, and I. M. Griffiths
    J. Eng. Math. 104, 195-211 (2017)
    [ORA Record]

  14. Regimes of wrinkling in pressurized elastic shells
    M. Taffetani and D. Vella
    Phil. Trans. R. Soc. 375, 20160330 (2017)
    [ORA record] [arXiv] [data]

  15. ShellWrinkling
  16. Indentation metrology of clamped, ultra-thin elastic sheets
    D. Vella and B. Davidovitch
    Soft Matter 13, 2264-2278 (2017)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  17. Floating and sinking of a pair of spheres at a liquid-fluid interface
    H. Cooray, P. Cicuta and D. Vella
    Langmuir 33, 1427-1436 (2017)
    [ORA Record]

  18. SnapThrough
  19. Critical slowing down in purely elastic `snap-through' instabilities
    M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton, and D. Vella
    Nat. Phys. 13, 142-145 (2017)
    [ORA Record] [arXiv] [SharedIt] [data]

  20. Lubricated wrinkles: imposed constraints affect the dynamics of wrinkle coarsening
    O. Kodio, I. M. Griffiths and D. Vella
    Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 014202 (2017)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  21. Self-assembly of repulsive interfacial particles via collective sinking
    D.-G. Lee, P. Cicuta and D. Vella
    Soft Matter 13, 212-221 (2017)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  22. ColloidRaft

    2016

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  23. The compression of a heavy floating elastic film
    E. Jambon-Puillet, D. Vella and S. Protière
    Soft Matter 12, 9289-9296 (2016)
    [ORA Record] [arXiv]

  24. Folds
  25. Wrinkling, creasing, and folding in fiber-reinforced soft tissues
    P. S. Stewart, T. El-Sayed, S. L. Waters, D. Vella and A. Goriely
    Extr. Mech. Lett. 8, 22-29 (2016)
    [ORA record]

  26. The surprising dynamics of a chain on a pulley: Lift-off and snapping
    P.-T. Brun, B. Audoly, A. Goriely and D. Vella
    Proc. R. Soc. A 472, 20160187 (2016)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  27. PulleyShot
  28. The capacitance-power-hysteresis trilemma in nanoporous supercapacitors
    A. A. Lee, D. Vella, A. Goriely and S. Kondrat
    Phys. Rev. X 6, 021034 (2016)
    [ORA record] [arXiv] [data]

  29. Inverse Leidenfrost effect: Levitating drops on liquid Nitrogen
    M. Adda-Bedia, S. Kumar, F. Lechenault, S. Moulinet, M. Schillaci and D. Vella
    Langmuir 32, 4179-4188 (2016)
    [ORA record] [youtube]

  30. The shallow shell approach to Pogorelov's problem and the breakdown of `mirror buckling'
    M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton and D. Vella
    Proc. R. Soc. A 472, 20150732 (2016)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  31. Quantum capacitance modifies interionic interactions in semiconducting nanopores
    A. A. Lee, D. Vella and A. Goriely
    EPL 113, 38005 (2016)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  32. Evaporation effects in elastocapillary aggregation
    A. Hadjittofis, J. R. Lister, K. Singh and D. Vella
    J. Fluid Mech. 792, 168-185 (2016)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  33. LangmuirCover
  34. On thin evaporating drops: when is the d2-law valid?
    M. A. Saxton, J. P Whiteley, D. Vella and J. M. Oliver
    J. Fluid Mech. 792, 134-167 (2016)
    [ORA record] [data]

  35. Capillary imbibition into converging tubes: Beating Washburn's law and the optimal imbibition of liquids
    J.-B. Gorce, I. J. Hewitt and D. Vella
    Langmuir 32, 1560-1567 (2016)
    [ORA record]
    Also featured on the front cover of Langmuir

  36. Curvature-induced stiffness and the spatial variation of wavelength in wrinkled sheets
    J. D. Paulsen, E. Hohlfeld, H. King, J. Huang, Z. Qiu, T. P. Russell, N. Menon, D. Vella and B. Davidovitch
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, 1144-1149 (2016)
    [ORA record]

  37. PokedWrinkles
  38. On the role of buoyant flexure in glacier calving
    T. J. W. Wagner, T. D. James, T. Murray and D. Vella
    Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 232-240 (2016)
    [ORA record] [youtube]


  39. 2015

  40. The role of extensibility in the birth of a ruck in a rug
    A. A. Lee, C. Le Gouellec, and D. Vella
    Extr. Mech. Lett. 5, 81-87 (2015)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  41. PokedWrinkles
  42. Wrinkling reveals a new isometry of pressurized elastic shells
    D. Vella, H. Ebrahimi, A. Vaziri and B. Davidovitch
    EPL 112, 24007 (2015)
    [ORA record] [arXiv]

  43. Exponentially decreasing tooth growth rate in horse teeth: Implications for isotopic analyses
    R. Bendrey, D. Vella, A. Zazzo, M. Balasse and S. Lepetz
    Archaeometry 57, 1104-1124 (2015)

  44. Propagation of damage in brain tissue: Coupling the mechanics of Edema and oxygen delivery
    G. E. Lang, D. Vella, S. L. Waters and A. Goriely
    Biomech. Model. Mechanobiol. 14, 1197-1216 (2015)

  45. On contact-line dynamics with mass transfer
    J. M. Oliver, J. P. Whiteley, M. A. Saxton, D. Vella, V. S. Zubkov and J. R. King
    Eur. J. Appl. Math. 26, 671-719 (2015)
    [ORA record]

  46. Dynamics of ion transport in ionic liquids
    A. A. Lee, S. Kondrat, D. Vella, and A. Goriely
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 106101 (2015)
    [arXiv]

  47. Tailoring wall permeabilities for enhanced filtration
    J. G. Herterich, D. Vella, R. W. Field, N. P. Hankins and I. M. Griffiths
    Phys. Fluids 27, 053102 (2015)

  48. PokedWrinkles
  49. Inertial rise of a meniscus on a vertical cylinder
    D. O'Kiely, J. P Whiteley, J. M. Oliver and D. Vella
    J. Fluid Mech. 768, R2 (2015)
    [ORA record]

  50. Indentation of ultrathin elastic films and the emergence of asymptotic isometry
    D. Vella, J. Huang, N. Menon, T. P. Russell and B. Davidovitch
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 014301 (2015)
    [arXiv]

  51. Floating versus Sinking
    D. Vella
    Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 47, 115-135 (2015)

  52. FloatingVsSinking
  53. Are room temperature ionic liquids dilute electrolytes?
    A. A. Lee, D. Vella, S. Perkin and A. Goriely
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 159-163 (2015)
    [arXiv]


  54. 2014

  55. Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of droplet evaporation
    R. Ledesma-Aguilar, D. Vella and J. M. Yeomans
    Soft Matter 10, 8267-8275 (2014)

  56. Honeycomb
  57. Unravelling nanoconfined films of ionic liquids
    A. A. Lee, D. Vella, S. Perkin and A. Goriely
    J. Chem. Phys. 141, 094904 (2014)
    [arXiv]

  58. Optimal fractal-like hierarchical honeycombs
    R. Oftadeh, B. Haghpanah, D. Vella, A. Boudaoud and A. Vaziri
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 104301 (2014)
    [Also highlighted as editor's suggestion and summarized in Physics, 3rd September 2014.]

  59. The 'footloose' mechanism: Iceberg decay from hydrostatic stresses
    T. J. W. Wagner, P. Wadhams, R. Bates, P. Elesogui, A. Stern, D. Vella, E. Abrahamsen, A. Crawford and K. Nicholls
    Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 5522-5529 (2014)

  60. Particle capture efficiency in a multi-wire model for high gradient magnetic separation
    A. Eisenträger, D. Vella and I. M. Griffiths
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 033508 (2014)
    [arXiv]

  61. Is the Donnan effect sufficient to explain swelling in brain tissue slices?
    G. E. Lang, P. S. Stewart, D. Vella, S. L. Waters and A. Goriely
    J. R. Soc. Interface 11, 20140123 (2014)

  62. Popper
  63. The effect of a concentration-dependent viscosity on particle transport in a channel flow with porous walls
    J. G. Herterich, I. M. Griffiths, D. Vella and R. W. Field
    AIChE J. 60, 1891-1904 (2014)

  64. A fluid-mechanical model of elastocapillary coalescence
    K. Singh, J. R. Lister and D. Vella
    J. Fluid Mech. 745, 621-646 (2014)
    [arXiv]

  65. Anisotropic blistering instability of highly ellipsoidal shells
    H. Ebrahimi, A. Ajdari, D. Vella, A. Boudaoud and A. Vaziri
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 094302 (2014)

  66. Dynamics of snapping beams and jumping poppers
    A. Pandey, D. E. Moulton, D. Vella and D. P. Holmes
    EPL 105, 24001 (2014)
    [arXiv]

  67. The Magneto-elastica: From self-buckling to self-assembly
    D. Vella, E. du Pontavice, C. L. Hall and A. Goriely
    Proc. R. Soc. A 470, 20130609 (2014)
    [arXiv]


  68. 2013

  69. The mechanics of a chain or ring of spherical magnets
    C. L. Hall, D. Vella and A. Goriely
    SIAM J. Appl. Math. 73, 2029-2054 (2013)
    [arXiv]

  70. WrinklingBubble
  71. Elastometry of deflated capsules: Elastic moduli from shape and wrinkle analysis
    S. Knoche, D. Vella, E. Aumaitre, P. Degen, H. Rehage, P. Cicuta and J. Kierfeld
    Langmuir 29, 12463-12471 (2013)
    [arXiv]

  72. Capillary deformations of bendable films
    R. D. Schroll, M. Adda-Bedia, E. Cerda, J. Huang, N. Menon, T. P. Russell, K. B. Toga, D. Vella and B. Davidovitch
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 014301 (2013)

  73. Switch on, switch off: Stiction in nanoelectromechanical switches
    T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella
    Nanotechnology 24, 275501 (2013)

  74. WrinklingDrop
  75. Wrinkling in the deflation of elastic bubbles
    E. Aumaitre, S. Knoche, P. Cicuta and D. Vella
    Eur. Phys. J. E 36, 22 (2013)

  76. The `Sticky Elastica': Delamination blisters beyond small deformations
    T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella
    Soft Matter 9, 1025 (2013)


  77. 2012

  78. Multiple equilibria in a simple elastocapillary system
    M. Taroni and D. Vella
    J. Fluid Mech. 712, 273 (2012)

  79. Indentation of ellipsoidal and cylindrical elastic shells
    D. Vella, A. Ajdari, A. Vaziri and A. Boudaoud
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 144302 (2012)
    [Also highlighted as editor's suggestion and featured in Physics, 5th October 2012]

  80. CylinderMeniscus
  81. The capillary interaction between two vertical cylinders
    H. Cooray, P. Cicuta and D. Vella
    J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 24, 284104 (2012)

  82. The sensitivity of Graphene `Snap-through' to substrate geometry
    T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 233111 (2012)
    [arXiv]

  83. A refined sampling strategy for intra-tooth stable isotope analysis of mammalian enamel
    A. Zazzo, R. Bendrey, D. Vella, A. P. Moloney, F. J. Monahan and O. Schmidt
    Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 84, 1 (2012)

  84. The indentation of pressurized elastic shells: From polymeric capsules to yeast cells
    D. Vella, A. Ajdari, A. Vaziri and A. Boudaoud
    J. R. Soc. Interface 9, 448 (2012)

  85. IndentedShell
  86. A viscoelastic regime in dilute hydrophobin monolayers
    E. Aumaitre, S. Wongsuwarn, D. Rossetti, N. D. Hedges, A. R. Cox, D. Vella and P. Cicuta
    Soft Matter 8, 1175 (2012)


  87. 2011

  88. A prototypical model for tensional wrinkling in thin sheets
    B. Davidovitch, R. D. Schroll, D. Vella, M. Adda-Bedia and E. Cerda
    Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 108, 18227 (2011)

  89. Wrinkling of pressurized elastic shells
    D. Vella, A. Ajdari, A. Vaziri and A. Boudaoud
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 174301 (2011)

  90. WrinkledShell
  91. Floating carpets and the delamination of elastic sheets
    T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 044301 (2011)

  92. Leakage from inclined porous reservoirs
    P. J. Zimoch, J. A. Neufeld and D. Vella
    J. Fluid Mech. 673, 395 (2011)

  93. On the measurement of the surface pressure in Langmuir films with finite shear elasticity
    E. Aumaitre, D. Vella and P. Cicuta
    Soft Matter 7, 2530 (2011)

  94. The collective motion of nematodes in a thin liquid layer
    S. Gart, D. Vella and S. Jung
    Soft Matter 7, 2444 (2011)
    [arXiv]

  95. Nematode
  96. Leakage from gravity currents in a porous medium. Part 2. A line sink
    D. Vella, J. A. Neufeld, H. E. Huppert and J. R. Lister
    J. Fluid Mech. 666, 414 (2011)

  97. Leakage from gravity currents in a porous medium. Part 1. A localized sink
    J. A. Neufeld, D. Vella, H. E. Huppert and J. R. Lister
    J. Fluid Mech. 666, 391 (2011)


  98. 2010

  99. Capillary wrinkling of elastic membranes
    D. Vella, M. Adda-Bedia and E. Cerda
    Soft Matter 6, 5778 (2010)

  100. WrinkledDrop
  101. The impulsive motion of a small cylinder at an interface
    D. Vella and J. Li
    Phys. Fluids 22, 052104 (2010)


  102. 2009

  103. The effect of a fissure on storage in a porous medium
    J. A. Neufeld, D. Vella and H. E. Huppert
    J. Fluid Mech. 639, 239 (2009)

  104. Delamination
  105. Statics and inertial dynamics of a ruck in a rug
    D. Vella, A. Boudaoud and M. Adda-Bedia
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 174301 (2009)
    [arXiv]

  106. The macroscopic delamination of thin films from elastic substrates
    D. Vella, J. Bico, A. Boudaoud, B. Roman and P. M. Reis
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10901 (2009)

  107. Delamination
  108. Granular character of particle rafts
    P. Cicuta and D. Vella
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 138302 (2009)
    [arXiv]


  109. 2008

  110. Explaining the patterns formed by ice floe interactions
    D. Vella and J. S. Wettlaufer
    J. Geophys. Res. 113, C11011 (2008)

  111. Solution of the Percus-Yevick equation for hard hyperspheres in even dimensions
    M. Adda-Bedia, E. Katzav and D. Vella
    J. Chem. Phys. 129, 144506 (2008)
    [arXiv]

  112. The liquid blister test
    J. Chopin, D. Vella and A. Boudaoud
    Proc. R. Soc. A 464, 2887 (2008)
    [arXiv]

  113. WaterStrider
  114. Floating objects with finite resistance to bending
    D. Vella
    Langmuir 24, 8701 (2008)

  115. Solution of the Percus-Yevick equation for hard disks
    M. Adda-Bedia, E. Katzav and D. Vella
    J. Chem. Phys. 128, 184508 (2008)
    [arXiv] [data]


  116. 2007

  117. The waterlogging of floating objects
    D. Vella and H. E. Huppert
    J. Fluid Mech. 585, 245 (2007)

  118. Surface tension dominated impact
    D. Vella and P. D. Metcalfe
    Phys. Fluids 19, 072108 (2007)

  119. Finger rafting: A generic instability of floating elastic sheets
    D. Vella and J. S. Wettlaufer
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 088303 (2007)
    [Also highlighted as editor's suggestion and featured in Physics, 26th February 2007.]

  120. FingerRafting
  121. Reply to comment by Yeung and Moran
    D. Vella and L. Mahadevan
    EPL 77, 16003 (2007)


  122. 2004-2006

  123. The load supported by small floating objects
    D. Vella, D.-G. Lee and H.-Y. Kim
    Langmuir 22, 5979 (2006)

  124. Cracking
  125. Dynamics of surfactant-driven fracture of particle rafts
    D. Vella H.-Y. Kim, P. Aussillous and L. Mahadevan
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 178301 (2006)
    [arXiv]

  126. Gravity currents in a porous medium at an inclined plane
    D. Vella and H. E. Huppert
    J. Fluid Mech. 555, 353 (2006)
    [arXiv]

  127. Sinking of a horizontal cylinder
    D. Vella, D.-G. Lee and H.-Y. Kim
    Langmuir 22, 2972 (2006)

  128. Equilibrium conditions for the floating of multiple interfacial objects
    D. Vella, P. D. Metcalfe and R. J. Whittaker
    J. Fluid Mech. 549, 215 (2006)
    [arXiv]

  129. A simple microscopic model for the dynamics of adhesive failure
    D. Vella and L. Mahadevan
    Langmuir 22, 163 (2006)
    [arXiv]

  130. Pin
  131. The 'Cheerios effect'
    D. Vella and L. Mahadevan
    Am. J. Phys. 73, 817 (2005)
    [arXiv]

  132. Elasticity of an interfacial particle raft
    D. Vella, P. Aussillous and L. Mahadevan
    Europhys. Lett. 68, 212 (2004)
    [arXiv]

  133. The wall-induced motion of a floating flexible train
    D. Vella, H.-Y. Kim and L. Mahadevan
    J. Fluid Mech. 502, 89 (2004)

Other Writings and Reports

  1. Patterning through instabilities in complex media: theory and applications
    P. Ciarletta and D. Vella
    Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 375, 20160442 (2017)
    [ORA Record]

  2. PTRSA
  3. New wrinkles on impact
    M. Inizan, A. Castrejon-Pita and D. Vella
    Entry to the 2016 Gallery of Fluid Motion
    [youtube]

  4. Two leaps forward for robot locomotion
    D. Vella
    Science 349, 472-473 (2015)
    [official PDF reprint]

  5. Finger Rafting
    D. Vella and J. S. Wettlaufer
    Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers
    Edited by U.K. Haritashya, V. Singh, and P. Singh
    Springer Press (2011)

  6. The fluid mechanics of floating and sinking
    D. Vella
    PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge (2007)

  7. The pull-off test for viscoelastic soft solids
    S. Chiu-Webster, R. Dyson, D. Parker, D. Vella, R. Whittaker and D. Allwright
    In Report of the 59th European Study Group with Industry (2007)

  8. On thin ice: the mechanics of failure in sea ice
    D. Vella
    Proceedings of the WHOI Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, 249 (2006)

  9. Wax deposition in oil pipelines
    C. Bailey et al.
    In Report of the 56th European Study Group with Industry (2006)

  10. Shimmy in aircraft landing gear
    M. Aguareles et al.
    In Report of the 56th European Study Group with Industry (2006)

  11. The physics of floating
    D. Vella
    Eureka 57, 26 (2006)

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