Dr Dominic Vella
Dr Dominic VellaBA, MMath, PhD (Cantab)
Dominic [dot] Vella [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
Reception: +44 1865 273525
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)
Otherwise, some recent papers representative of my main research interests are:
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).
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 films, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 014301 (2013).
T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella, The `Sticky Elastica': Delamination blisters beyond small deformations, Soft Matter 9, 1025 (2013).
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).
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