B.Sc. in Physics, University of Manchester, UK, 1999
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics (Part III), University of Cambridge, UK, 2000
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Manchester, UK, 2004
Pedro Reis' research interests lie in the general area of deformation of thin elastic objects; including rods, plates and shells. The large displacements permissible in such configurations can give rise to non-negligible geometric nonlinearities, even if its material properties remain linear. Of interest is also the coupling of the elasticity of thin objects with other phenomena such as fracture, adhesion, ﬂuid forces at liquid interfaces and ﬂow. Practical examples of these mechanisms are often found in both the natural world and in technological applications.
1.101 - Introduction to Civil Engineering Design
18.384 - Undergraduate Seminar in Physical Applied Mathematics
18.354 - Nonlinear Dynamics II: Continuum Systems
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 (201