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My main research interests lie in the general area of continuum mechanics with particular interest in the elasticity of thin objects (including wrinkling) but has also concerned fluid flows that are driven, or controlled, by surface tension. I am particularly interested in the interaction between elasticity and surface tension, or elato-capillarity. The news page contains links to various popular science articles about some of my (generally older) research. The purpose of this page is to present my work in what are (more or less) coherent research themes. Each of the pictures below links to a very brief description of my work in that area and contains links to the relevant publications of mine (note that some papers fall into more than one of these categories, and so may be repeated below). If you are looking for a chronological list of my publications, you can find that here. (The publications page is also more likely to be kept up to date.) To search the arxiv for things by me, click here. To view my publons profile, click here. (This has citation statistics for those who are interested in such things.) ## WrinklingA large part of my recent work has focussed on understanding highly developed wrinkle patterns. There are three particular focuses of this work: ## Dynamic wrinkle patterns
D. Vella, Dynamics of wrinkling in ultrathin elastic sheets, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA (in press).
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O. Kodio, I. M. Griffiths and ## Wrinkly isometry
## Static wrinkle patterns
F. Box, M. Taffetani and P. S. Stewart, T. El-Sayed, S. L. Waters, J. D. Paulsen, E. Hohlfeld, H. King, J. Huang, Z. Qiu, T. P. Russell, N. Menon, S. Knoche, R. D. Schroll, M. Adda-Bedia, E. Cerda, J. Huang, N. Menon, T. P. Russell, K. B. Toga, E. Aumaitre, S. Knoche, P. Cicuta and B. Davidovitch, R. D. Schroll,
Back to top. ## Elasticity of thin objectsConnected to my work on wrinkling I have also worked on a number of problems in the elasticity of thin objects. This is distinct from my work on wrinkling in the sense that it is not always instability that concerns us. However, there is a large overlap between this work, my work on wrinkling and my work on `elasto-capillarity' (see below). ## Snap-through dynamics
M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton, and M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton and M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton, and A. Pandey, D. E. Moulton, ## Shell mechanics
M. Taffetani, F. Box, A. Neveu, and M. Taffetani, X. Jiang, D. P. Holmes and M. Gomez, D. E. Moulton and H. Ebrahimi, A. Ajdari,
## Floating ice mechanics
T. J. W. Wagner, T. D. James, T. Murray and T. J. W. Wagner, P. Wadhams, R. Bates, P. Elesogui, A. Stern,
## Effective elasticity
C. L. Hall, Back to top. ## ElastocapillaritySmall, thin elastic objects are so flexible that surface tension is strong enough to bend them. This interaction between elasticity and capillarity (elasto-capillarity) is important at small scales and also overlaps with many of the classic concepts in adhesion science. M. Butler, F. Box, T. Robert and A. T. Bradley, F. Box, I. J. Hewitt and B. Davidovitch and A. Hadjittofis, J. R. Lister, K. Singh and K. Singh, J. R. Lister and T. J. W. Wagner and T. J. W. Wagner and M. Taroni and T. J. W. Wagner and T. J. W. Wagner and J. Chopin,
Back to top. ## Complex Interfaces and Fluids## Interfacial RheologyWhen a liquid interface is covered with many objects (small particles or large molecules) the behaviour changes to become reminiscent of an elastic sheet. S. Knoche, E. Aumaitre, S. Wongsuwarn, D. Rossetti, N. D. Hedges, A. R. Cox, E. Aumaitre, P. Cicuta and
## Ionic Liquids A. A. Lee, S. Kondrat, A. A. Lee, A. A. Lee, Back to top. ## Floating objects: The Cheerios effect and Archimedes' Principle## Floating vs sinkingThe surface tension of an interface allows objects that are significantly more dense than the liquid to float. C. Y. H. Wong, M. Adda-Bedia and H. Cooray, P. Cicuta and D.-G. Lee, P. Cicuta and M. Adda-Bedia, S. Kumar, F. Lechenault, S. Moulinet, M. Schillaci and
## The Cheerios effectFloating objects that are sufficiently close together `attract' one another because of the meniscus deformation that they each cause. D.-G. Lee, P. Cicuta and H. Cooray, P. Cicuta and S. Gart,
Back to top. ## Flow in Porous Media## Brain edemaG. E. Lang, G. E. Lang, P. S. Stewart, ## Water filtrationMany techniques for filtering water rely on passing the water through a porous medium in such a way that the junk gets left behind. J. G. Herterich, A. Eisenträger, J. G. Herterich, I. M. Griffiths, R. W. Field and ## Carbon sequestrationOne way by which the harmful effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide can be mitigated is to remove it and bruy it underground in aquifers (carbon sequestration). P. J. Zimoch, J. A. Neufeld and J. A. Neufeld, J. A. Neufeld,
Back to top. ## MiscellaneousI sometimes get involved with other problems in Applied Mathematics that do not fit into the broad areas described above. ## Archaeology Archaeologists often use isotope meaurements from animal teeth to make statements about the diet and movements of those animals. R. Bendrey, A. Zazzo, R. Bendrey, ## The Percus-Yevick equationThe Percus-Yevick approximation is a popular closure relation for the problem of gases at non-vanishing densities. (Several groups have contacted us asking for numerical data we obtained as part of our solution of the Percus-Yevick equation. A webpage with links to this data (with instructions on how to use it) can be found here.) M. Adda-Bedia, E. Katzav and M. Adda-Bedia, E. Katzav and Back to top. | ||||

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