Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics Tutorial Fellow at Lincoln College
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Surface tension, adhesion and the interaction with elasticity (Elasto-capillarity)
Mechanics of wrinkling (of thin elastic sheets)
Prizes, Awards, and Scholarships:
2015 Whitehead Prize (London Mathematical Society)
2014 ERC Starting Grant (04/15 – 03/20)
2012 Leverhulme Research Fellowship (04/13 – 03/15)
Major / Recent Publications:
Otherwise, some recent papers representative of my main research interests are:
D. Vella, J. Huang, N. Menon, T. P. Russell and B. Davidovitch, Indentation of ultrathin elastic films and the emergence of asymptotic isometry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 014301 (2015).
D. Vella, Floating versus Sinking, Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 47, 115-135 (2015).
K. Singh, J. R. Lister and D. Vella, A fluid-mechanical model of elastocapillary coalescence, J. Fluid Mech. 745, 621-646 (2014).
A. Pandey, D. E. Moulton, D. Vella and D. P. Holmes, Dynamics of snapping beams and jumping poppers, EPL 105, 24001 (2014).
D. Vella, E. du Pontavice, C. L. Hall and A. Goriely, The Magneto-elastica: From self-buckling to self-assembly, Proc. R. Soc. A 470, 20130609 (2014).
D. Vella, A. Ajdari, A. Vaziri and A. Boudaoud Indentation of ellipsoidal and cylindrical elastic shells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 144302 (2012).
D. Vella, A. Ajdari, A. Vaziri and A. Boudaoud, The indentation of pressurized elastic shells: From polymeric capsules to yeast cells, J. R. Soc. Interface 9 448 (2012).
B. Davidovitch, R. D. Schroll, D. Vella, M. Adda-Bedia and E. Cerda, Prototypical model for tensional wrinkling in thin sheets, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 18227 (2011).
D. Vella, A. Ajdari, A. Vaziri and A. Boudaoud, Wrinkling of pressurized elastic shells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 174301 (2011).
D. Vella, M. Adda-Bedia and E. Cerda, Capillary wrinkling of elastic membranes, Soft Matter 6, 5778 (2010).
D. Vella, J. Bico, A. Boudaoud, B. Roman and P. M. Reis, The Macroscopic Delamination of Thin Films from Elastic Substrates, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10901 (2009).