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[73] M. Guttag, H.H. Karimi, C. Falcón and P.M. Reis, "Aeroelastic deformation of a perforated strip" under review (2017).

[72] M. Guttag and P.M. Reis, "Active aerodynamic drag reduction on morphable cylinders" under review (2017).

[71] G. Goon, J. Marthelot and P.M. Reis, "Fanning the optimal breeze with a handheld fan" under review (2017).


[70] R. Al-Rashed, F. López Jiménez, J. Marthelot and P.M. Reis, "Buckling patterns in biaxially pre-stretched bilayer shells: wrinkles, creases, folds and fracture-like ridges" Soft Matter, 13, 7969-7978 (2017). [html , pdf]

[69] J. Marthelot, F. López Jiménez, A. Lee, J. Hutchinson, P.M. Reis, "Buckling of a pressurized hemispherical shell subjected to a probing force" J. Appl. Mech. accepted, 84, 121005 (2017) [html , pdf].

[68] J. Marthelot, P.-T. Brun, F. López Jiménez and P.M. Reis, "Reversible patterning of spherical shells through constrained buckling" Phys. Rev. Materials, 1, 025601 (2017). [html , pdf].
[67] M.K. Jawed and P.M. Reis, "Dynamics of a flexible helical filament rotating in a viscous fluid near a rigid boundary" Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2, 034101 (2017). [html, pdf]

[66] F. López Jiménez, J. Marthelot, A. Lee, J.W. Hutchinson and P.M. Reis, "Knockdown factor for the buckling of spherical shells containing large-amplitude geometric defects" J. Appl. Mech., 84, 034501 (2017). [html, pdf]


[65] F. López Jiménez, P. Upadhyaya, P.M. Reis and S. Kumar, "Soft optical composites for tunable transmittance", Extreme Mech. Lett., 9, 297 (2016). [html, pdf].

[64] A. Lee, F. López Jiménez, J. Marthelot, J.W. Hutchinson and P.M. Reis "The geometric role of precisely engineered imperfections on the critical buckling load of spherical elastic shells" J. Appl. Mech., 83(11), 111005 (2016). [html, pdf].

[63] A. Lee, P. -T. Brun, J. Marthelot, G. Balestra, F. Gallaire and P. M. Reis,  "Fabrication of slender elastic shells by the coating of curved surfaces" Nature Communications, 7, 11155 (2016). [html, pdf]

[62]  F. López Jiménez, N. Stoop, R. Lagrange, J. Dunkel, and P. M. Reis, "Curvature-Controlled Defect Localization in Elastic Surface Crystals" Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 104301  (2016). [html, pdf] (Cover Story [html, pdf])

[61] R. Lagrange, F. López Jiménez, D. Terwagne, M. Brojan, and P.M. Reis, "From wrinkling to global buckling of a ring on a curved substrate" J. Mech. Phys. Solids 89, 77-95 (2016). [html, pdf]

[60] C. G. Mulcahy, T. Su, N. Wicks and P.M. Reis "Extending the Reach of a Rod Injected Into a Cylinder Through Axial Rotation" J. Appl. Mech., 83(5), 051003 (2016). [html, pdf]

[59] F. López Jiménez, S. Kumar and P.M. Reis "Soft color composites with tunable optical transmittance"Adv. Opt. Mater. 4, 620  (2016). [html, pdf]

[58] M.K. Jawed and P.M. Reis "Deformation of a soft helical filament in an axial flow at low Reynolds number" Soft Matter 12, 1898-1905 (2016). [html, pdf]


[57] M. K. Jawed, N. Khouri, F. Da, E. Grinspun and P.M. Reis,  "Propulsion and instability of flexible helical rod rotating in viscous fluid" Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 168101 (2015). [html, pdf]

[56] P.M. Reis, H.M. Jaeger and M. van Hecke, "Designer Matter: A perspective", Extreme Mech. Lett., 5, 25-29 (2015) [html, pdf].

[55] P.M. Reis, F. López Jiménez and J. Marthelot, "Transforming architecture inspired by origami" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.112(40), 12234-12235 (2015). [html, pdf]

[54] P.M. Reis "A Perspective on the Revival of Structural (in)stability with Novel Opportunities for Function: from Buckliphobia to Buckliphilia" J. App. Mech., 82(11), 111001 (2015). [html, pdf]

[53] M.K. Jawed, P. Dieleman, B. Audoly and P.M. Reis "Untangling the Mechanics and Topology in the Frictional Response of Long Overhand Elastic Knots" Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 118302 (2015). [html, pdf] (Supplemental Material [pdf]) (Physics Focus).

[52] M.K. Jawed, P.-T. Brun, and P.M. Reis "A geometric model for the coiling of an elastic rod deployed onto a moving substrate" J. Appl. Mech., 82(2), 1210007 (2015). [html, pdf]

[51] J.T. Miller, T. Su, E.B. Dussan, J. Pabon, N. Wicks,  K. Bertoldi  and P.M. Reis "Buckling-induced lock-up of a slender rod injected into a horizontal cylinder",  Int. J. Solids Struct.,  72, 153-164 (2015). [html, pdf]

[50] M. Fryer, D. Terwagne, P.M. Reis and H. Nepf "Fabrication of flexible blade models from a silicone-based polymer to test the effect of surface corrugations on drag and blade motion." Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, 13(11), 630-639 (2015) [html, pdf].

[49] J.T. Miller, T. Su, J. Pabon, N. Wicks, K. Bertoldi and P.M. Reis "Buckling of a thin rod inside a horizontal cylindrical constraint" Extreme Mech. Lett., 3, 36-44 (2015). [html, pdf]

[48] N. Stoop, R. Lagrange, D. Terwagne, P.M. Reis and J. Dunkel "Curvature-induced symmetry breaking selects elastic surface patterns" Nature Materials, 14, 337–342 (2015). [html, pdf] (Supplementary Information, [html, pdf]).

[47] J.T. Miller, C.G. Mulcahy, J. Pabon, N. Wicks, P.M. Reis,  "Extending the Reach of a Rod Injected into a Cylinder Through Distributed Vibration" J. Appl. Mech., 82, 021003 (2015). [html, pdf]

[46] M.K. Jawed, P.M. Reis "Pattern morphology in the elastic sewing machine" Extreme Mechanics Letters, 1, 76-82  (2015) [html, pdf]. (Supplementary Information [html, pdf]).

[45] M. Brojan, D. Terwagne. R. Lagrange, P.M. Reis, "Wrinkling crystallography on spherical surfaces" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 112(1), 14-19 (2014). [html, pdf].


[44] A. Lazarus and P.M. Reis "Soft Actuation of Structured Cylinders through Auxetic Behavior" Adv. Eng. Mater., doi:10.1002/adem.201400433 (2015) [html, pdf].

[43] A. Nasto and P.M. Reis "Localized Structures in Indented Shells: a Numerical Investigation" J. Appl. Mech., 81 121008 (2014). [html, pdf].

[42] M.K. Jawed, F. Da, J. Joo, E. Grinspun, and P.M. Reis “Coiling of elastic rods on rigid substrates” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 111:41, 14663 (2014). [html, pdf]. (Supplementary Information, including videos [html, pdf]).

[41] T. Su, J. Liu, D. Terwagne, P.M. Reis and K. Bertoldi "Buckling of an elastic rod embedded on an elastomeric matrix: planar vs. non-planar configurations" Soft Matter, 10, 6294-6302 (2014). [html, pdf]. (Supplementary Information [html, pdf]).

[40] A.W. Epstein, S. Rudolph, H.H. Einstein, and P.M. Reis "Enhancing Design Students’ Comfort and Versatility in the Shop: A Project-Based Approach." Proc.  Amer. Soc. Eng. Edu. Annual Conference, paper # 2014-9085 (2014) [html, pdf].

[39] D. Terwagne, M. Brojan and P.M. Reis "Smart Morphable Surfaces for Aerodynamic Drag Control" Adv. Mater. 26:38, 6608 (2014). [html, pdf]. (Supplementary Information [html, pdf]). Cover Story [html,pdf].

[38] J.T. Miller, A. Lazarus, Basile Audoly and P.M. Reis "Shapes of a Suspended Curly Hair" Phys. Rev. Lett, 112,  068103 (2014).  [html, pdf] (Editor's Suggestion & Cover Story).


[37] A. Lazarus, J.T. Miller, M. Metlitz and P.M. Reis "Contorting a heavy and naturally curved elastic rod", Soft Matter, 9 (34), 8274 (2013) [html, pdf]. (Special themed issue on "Geometry and Topology of Soft Materials").

[36] A. Nasto, A. Ajdari, A. Lazarus, A. Vaziri, and P.M. Reis, "Localization of deformation in thin shells under indentation" Soft Matter 9, 6796 (2013). [html, pdf]. (Special Themed Issue on "Emerging Investigators in Soft Matter").

[35] A. Lazarus, J.T. Miller and P.M. Reis "Continuation of equilibria and stability of slender elastic rods using an asymptotic numerical method" J. Mech. Phys. Solids., 61(8), 1712(2013) [html, pdf].


[34] A. Lazarus, H. C. B. Florijn, and P. M. Reis "Geometry-Induced Rigidity in Nonspherical Pressurized Elastic Shells" Phys. Rev. Lett, 109 144301 (2012) [html, pdf] (Cover [pdf], Editor's Suggestion and Physics Focus).

[33] J. Shim, C. Perdigou, E.R. Chen, K. Bertoldi and P.M. Reis, "Buckling induced encapsulation of structured elastic shells under pressure" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 16 (2012). [html, pdf]. (Supplementary Information pdf).


[32] P.M. Reis "Folded in hierarchy" News & Views, Nature Materials 10, 907 (2011) [html, pdf].

[31] H. Vandeparre, M. Pineirua, F. Brau, B. Roman, J. Bico, C. Gay, W. Bao, C.N. Lau, P.M. Reis and P. Damman "Wrinkling Hierarchy in Constrained Thin Sheets from Suspended Graphene to Curtains" Phys. Rev. Lett, 106 224301 (2011) [html, pdf]. Cover Story, [pdf].

[30] A-T. Akono, P.M. Reis, and F-J. Ulm "Scratching as a Fracture Process: From Butter to Steel" Phys. Rev. Lett, 106 204302 (2011) [html, pdf] (Physical Review Focus).

[29] R. Stocker, S. Jung, J. Aristoff and P.M. Reis, Response to Comment on ''How Cats Lap: Water Uptake by Felis catus", Science 334, 331-c (2011), [html, pdf] (original Comment by M. Nauenberg, [html, pdf])


[28] J.M. Aristoff, R. Stocker, P.M. Reis and S. Jung "On the water-lapping of felines and the water-running of lizards: a unifying physical perspective" Communicative & Integrative Biology 4(2), 1 (2010) [html, pdf].

[27] P.M. Reis, S. Jung, J. Aristoff and R. Stocker "How Cats Lap: Water uptake by Felis catus" Science 330 , 1231 (2010), Cover Story [html,pdf]. Supporting Online Material [html, pdf].

[26] P.M. Reis, J. Hure, S. Jung, J.W.M. Bush and C. Clanet, "Grabbing Water" Soft Matter 6, 5705 (2010) [html, pdf]. (selected as a 'hot article').

[25] P. Buchak, C. Eloy and P.M. Reis, "The Clapping Book: wind-driven oscillations in a stack of elastic sheets" Phys. Rev. Lett., 105 194301(2010) [html, pdf].

[24] P.S. Raux, P.M. Reis, J.W.M. Bush, and C. Clanet, "Rolling ribbons" Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 044301 (2010) [html, pdf]. (selected as "Editor Suggestion").

[23] D. Sen, K. Novoselov, P. M. Reis and M.J. Buehler, "Tearing of graphene sheets from adhesive substrates produces tapered nanoribbons", Small 6 1108 (2010). [html, pdf] Supplementary Info [html, pdf].


[22] K. Bertoldi, P.M. Reis, S. Willshaw and  T. Mullin, "Negative Poisson’s ratio behavior induced by an elastic instability", Adv. Mater. 21, 1 (2009) [html, pdf].

[21] M. D. Shattuck, R. A. Ingale, and P.M. Reis, "Granular Thermodynamics", AIP Conf. Proc. 1145, 43 (2009) [html, pdf]

[20] P.M. Reis, F. Corson, A. Boudaoud and B. Roman, "Localization through surface folding in solid foams under compression", Phys. Rev. Lett 103, 045501 (2009) [html, ].

[19] D. Vella, J. Bico, A. Boudadoud, B. Roman and P.M. Reis, "Delamination of thin elastic sheets adhered to an elastic substrate", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106, 10901 (2009) [html, pdf].

[18] S. Jung, P.M. Reis, J. James. C. Clanet and J.W. Bush, "Capillary Origami in Nature", Phys. Fluids 21 091110 (2009) [html, pdf].


[17] P.M. Reis, B. Audoly, B. Roman, "Cracking sheets: Oscillatory fracture paths in thin elastic sheets ", Chaos 18 041108 (2008) [html, pdf].

[16] E. Hamm, P.M. Reis, M. LeBlanc, B. Roman, E. Cerda, "Tearing as a test for mechanical characterization of thin adhesive films", Nature Materials, 96, 386 (2008), [html,pdf] Supplementary Material [html, pdf], Front Cover [html, pdf], [Video].

[15] P.M. Reis, A. Kumar, M.D. Shattuck and B. Roman, "Unizip Instabilities: straight to oscillatory transitions in the cutting of thin elastic sheets", Europhys. Lett. 82, 64002 (2008). [html,pdf]


[14] P.M. Reis, R.A. Ingale and M.D. Shattuck, "Forcing independent velocity distributions in an experimental granular fluid", Phys. Rev. E 74, 051311 (2007). [html,pdf]

[13] P.M. Reis, R.A. Ingale and M.D. Shattuck, "Caging dynamics in a granular fluid", Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 188301 (2007). [html,pdf]


[12] P.M. Reis, T. Sykes and T. Mullin, "Phases of granular segregation in a binary mixture", Phys. Rev. E 74, 051306 (2006). [html,pdf]

[11] P.M. Reis, R.A. Ingale and M.D. Shattuck, "Crystallization of a quasi-two-dimensional granular fluid", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 258001 (2006). [html,pdf]

[10] P.M. Reis,  B. Roman and B. Audoly "Oscillating fracture paths in thin elastic sheets: when geometry rules the fracture path", Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Fracture, Alexandroupolis, Greece, "Fracture of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures", page 119 (Springer 2006). [pdf]


[9] B. Audoly, B. Roman and P.M. Reis, "Cracks in Brittle thin Sheets: When Geometry Rules the Fracture Path", Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 025502 (2005). [html,pdf]

[8] B. Audoly, B. Roman and P.M. Reis, "Comment on The Cycloidal Wake of a cylinder Tearing Through a Thin Sheet", Phys, Rev. Lett.  94, 129601 (2005). [html,pdf]

[7] G. Ehrhardt, A. Stephenson and P.M. Reis, "Segregation Mechanisms in a Numerical Model of a Binary Granular Mixture", Phys. Rev. E  71, 041301 (2005). [html,pdf]

[6] B. Audoly, P.M. Reis and B. Roman, "Oscillating fracture paths in thin brittle sheets: when geometry rules the fracture path", Proceedings of the XI International Conference on Fracture, Turin, Italy, ed. A. Carpinteri (2005). [pdf]


[5] B. Roman, B. Audoly and P.M. Reis, "La déchirure en fermeture éclair", Pour la Science 323 (September 2004).

[4] P.M. Reis, G. Ehrhardt, A. Stephenson and T. Mullin, "Gases, Liquids and Crystals in Granular Segregation", Europhys. Lett. 66, 357 (2004). [html,pdf]


[3] B. Roman, P.M. Reis, B. Audoly, S. de Villiers, V. Vignie and D. Vallet, "Oscillatory fracture paths in thin elastic sheets", C.R. de Mecanique 331, 881 (2003). [html,pdf]

[2] P.M. Reis, G. Ehrhardt and T. Mullin, "Segregation phases in a vibrated binary granular layer", Unifying concepts in the Physics of Glasses and Granular media, Capri, Italy, eds. A. Coniglio, A. Fierro, H.J. Herrmann and M. Nicodemi, page 99 (Elsevier Science 2003). [html, pdf]


[1] P.M. Reis and T. Mullin, "Granular Segregation as a Critical Phenomenon", Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 244301 (2002). [html,pdf]