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 (2012).
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).
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)
P.M. Reis, S. Jung, J. Aristoff and R. Stocker "How Cats Lap: Water uptake by Felis catus" Science330 , 1231 (2010).
P.M. Reis, J. Hure, S. Jung, J.W.M. Bush and C. Clanet, "Grabbing Water" Soft Matter6, 5705 (2010).
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).
D. Sen, K. Novoselov, P. M. Reis and M.J. Buehler, "Tearing of graphene sheets from adhesive substrates produces tapered nanoribbons", Small6 1108 (2010).
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.