Dr Dominic Vella

Dr Dominic Vella

Dr Dominic Vella

BA, MMath, PhD (Cantab)

  • Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • Tutorial Fellow at Lincoln College

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eMail: Dominic [dot] Vella [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
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Phone Number(s):

Reception: +44 1865 273525
Direct: +44 1865 615150

Office: S3.02

Departmental Address:

Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6GG
United Kingdom

Research Interests: 

Surface tension, adhesion and the interaction with elasticity (Elasto-capillarity)

Mechanics of wrinkling (of thin elastic sheets)

Prizes, Awards and Scholarships: 

Leverhulme Research Fellowship (April 2013 – March 2015)

Major/Recent Publications: 

The most reliable source of information on my publications is my ResearcherID or Google Scholar profiles.

Otherwise, some recent papers representative of my main research interests are:

K. Singh, J. R. Lister and D. VellaA fluid-mechanical model of elastocapillary coalescenceJ. Fluid Mech. 745, 621-646 (2014).

A. Pandey, D. E. Moulton, D. Vella and D. P. Holmes, Dynamics of snapping beams and jumping poppersEPL 105, 24001 (2014).

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

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

T. J. W. Wagner and D. VellaThe `Sticky Elastica': Delamination blisters beyond small deformationsSoft Matter 9, 1025 (2013).

D. Vella, A. Ajdari, A. Vaziri and A. Boudaoud Indentation of ellipsoidal and cylindrical elastic shellsPhys. 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 cellsJ. R. Soc. Interface 448 (2012).

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

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

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

D. Vella, J. Bico, A. Boudaoud, B. Roman and P. M. Reis, The Macroscopic Delamination of Thin Films from Elastic SubstratesProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10901 (2009).