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2014

  1. Flagellar dynamics of a connected chain of active, polar, Brownian particles
    R. Chelakkot, A. Gopinath, L. Mahadevan and M.F. Hagan, Journal of the Royal Society - Interface 11, 20130884, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Collective thermoregulation in bee clusters
    S. Ocko and L. Mahadevan, Journal of the Royal Society - Interface 11, 20131033, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Bacillus spores as building blocks for stimuli-responsive materials and nanogenerators
    X. Chen, L. Mahadevan, A. Driks and O. Sahin, Nature Nanotechnology, DOI:10.038/nnano.2013.290, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Intermittent locomotion as an optimal control strategy
    P. Paoletti and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society (A), 470, 20130535, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Statistical mechanics and shape transitions in microscopic plates
    E.H. Yong and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters 112, 048101, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Dynamics of a nanodroplet under a transmission electron microscope
    F.Y. Leong, U.M. Mirsaidov, P. Matsudaira, and L. Mahadevan, Physics of Fluids 26, 012003, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Aging in complex interdependency networks
    D.C. Vural, G. Morrison, and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review E 89, 022811, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Lift-off instability during the impact of a drop on a solid surface
    J.M. Kolinski, L. Mahadevan, and S.M. Rubinstein, Physical Review Letters 112, 1334501, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Models for elastic shells with incompatible strains
    M. Lewicka, L. Mahadevan and M.R. Pakzad, Proceedings of the Royal Society (A), 470, 20130604, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Density-gradient-free microfluidic centrifugation for analytical and preparative separation of nanoparticles
    P. Arosio, T. Müller, L. Mahadevan, and T.P.J. Knowles, Nano Letters, 2014, dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl404771g Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Continuum dynamics of elastocapillary coalescence and arrest
    Z. Wei and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters 106, 14002, 2014. Click here for PDF version of article.

2013

  1. The cytoplasm of living cells behaves as a poroelastic material
    E. Moeendarbary, L. Valon, M. Fritzsche, A.R. Harris, D.A. Moulding, A.J. Thrasher, E. Stride, L. Mahadevan, and G.T. Charras, Nature Materials, 12, 253-261, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Surface sulci in squeezed soft solids
    T. Tallinen, J.S. Biggins, and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 110, 024302, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Swarming, swirling and stasis in sequestered bristle-bots
    L. Giomi, N. Hawley-Weld and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society (A), 469, 20120637 Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Dissolution-driven convection in a Hele-Shaw cell
    A.C. Slim, M.M. Bandi, J.C. Miller, and L. Mahadevan, Physics of Fluids, 25, 024101, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Planar morphometry, shear and optimal quasi-conformal mappings
    G.W. Jones and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society (A), 469, 20120653, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Hydrodynamics of hemostasis in sickle-cell disease
    S.I.A. Cohen and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 110, 138104, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Adaptive fluid-infused porous films with tunable transparency and wettability
    X. Yao, Y. Hu, A. Grinthal, T-S. Wong, L. Mahadevan and J. Aizenberg, Nature Materials, 12, 529-34, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Rationally designed complex, hierarchical microarchitectures
    W.L. Noorduin, A. Grinthal, L. Mahadevan, J. Aizenberg. Science, 340, 832-837. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Geometric mechanics of periodic pleated origami
    Z.Y. Wei, Z.V. Guo, L. Dudte, H.Y. Liang, and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 110, 215501, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. A pendulum in a flowing soap film
    M.M. Bandi, A. Concha, R. Wood, and L. Mahadevan, Physics of Fluids, 25, 041702, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Digital instability of a confined elastic meniscus
    J.S. Biggins, B. Saintyves, Z. Wei, E. Bouchard, and L. Mahadevan Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 110, 12545-12548, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. Villification: how the gut gets its villi
    A. Shyer, T. Tallinen, N. Nerurkar, Z. Wei, E. Kim, D. Kaplan, C. Tabin and L. Mahadevan Science, 342, 212-218, 2013.Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. How ticks get under your skin: insertion mechanics of the feeding apparatus of Ixodes ricinus ticks
    D. Richter, F-R. Matuschka, A. Spielman, and L. Mahadevan Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280, 20131758, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Elastic platonic shells
    E.H. Yong, D.R. Nelson, and L. Mahadevan Physical Review Letters, 111, 177801, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  15. Quantifying cell-generated mechanical forces within living embryonic tissues
    O. Campàs, T. Mammoto, S. Hasso, R.A. Sperling, D. O’Connell, A.G. Bischof, R. Maas, D.A. Weitz, L. Mahadevan & D.E. Ingber Nature Methods, doi:10.1038/nmeth.2761 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  16. Biased migration of confined neutrophil-like cells in asymmetric hydraulic environments
    H.V. Prentice-Mott, C-H Chang, L. Mahadevan, T.J. Mitchison, D. Irimia, and J.V. Shah Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 110, 21006-21110, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.
  17. How a blister heals
    J.E. Longley, L. Mahadevan and M.K. Chaudhury Europhysics Letters, 104, 46002, 2013. Click here for PDF version of article.

2012

  1. The branch with the furthest reach
    Z. Wei, S. Mandre and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 97, 14005, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Soft catenaries
    K. Kamrin and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 691, 165-177, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Minimal surfaces bounded by elastic lines
    L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan,Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (A), 468, 1851-1864, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Actin network growth under load
    O. Campàs, L. Mahadevan, and J-F. Joanny, Biophysical Journal, 102, 1049-1058, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. A biophysical indicator of vaso-occlusive risk in sickle cell disease
    D.K. Wood, A. Soriano, L. Mahadevan, J.M. Higgins, S.N. Bhatia, Science Translational Medicine, 4:123, 123ra26, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Twisting graphene nanoribbons into carbon nanotubes
    O.O. Kit, T. Tallinen, L. Mahadevan, J. Timonen, P. Koskinen, Physical Review B, 85, 085428, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Skating on a film of air: drops impacting on a surface
    J. M. Kolinski, S. M. Rubinstein, S. Mandre, M. P. Brenner, D. A. Weitz, and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 108, 074503, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Balancing on tightropes and slacklines
    P. Paoletti and L. Mahadevan, Journal of the Royal Society - Interface, 9, 2097-2108, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. A method for tensile tests of biological tissues at the mesoscale
    T. Savin, A. E. Shyer, and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Applied Physics 111, 074704, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Geometric control of rippling in supported polymer nanolines
    V.R. Tirumala, C.M. Stafford, L.E. Ocola, J.F. Douglas, and L. Mahadevan, Nanoletters, 12, 1516-1521, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. How things get stuck: kinetics, elastohydrodynamics, and soft adhesion
    M. Mani, A. Gopinath, and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 108, 226104, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. Flow induced channelization in a porous medium
    A. Mahadevan, A.V. Orpe, A. Kudrolli, and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 98, 58003, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. Scale and nature of sulcification patterns
    E. Hohlfeld and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 109, 025701, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Banding, excitability and chaos in active nematic suspensions
    L. Giomi, L Mahadevan, B. Chakraborty and M. F. Hagan. Nonlinearity 25, 2245–2269, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  15. Discovering communities through friendship
    G. Morrison, L. Mahadevan. PLoS ONE 7(7): e38704. 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  16. Deformation and capillary self-repair of carbon nanotube brushes
    V. Pushparaj, L. Mahadevan, S. Sreekala, L. Ci, R. Nalamasu, P.M. Ajayan. Carbon, 50, 5618-5630, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  17. Physical basis for the adaptive flexibility of bacillus spore coats
    O. Sahin, E-H Yong, A. Driks and L. Mahadevan, Journal of the Royal Society - Interface, 9, 3156-3160, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  18. How the cucumber tendril coils and overwinds
    S.J. Gerbode, J.R. Puzey, A.G. McCormick, L. Mahadevan, Science 337, 1087, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  19. Strategies for cell shape control in the tip-growing cells
    O. Campas, E. Rojas, J. Dumais, and L. Mahadevan, American Journal of Botany 99(9):1577–1582, 2012.Click here for PDF version of article.
  20. Geometric mechanics of curved crease origami
    M.A. Dias, L.H. Dudte, L. Mahadevan, C.D. Santangelo, Physical Review Letters, 109, 114301, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  21. Macroscopic magnetic frustration
    P. Mellado, A. Concha, L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 109, 257203, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  22. The size, shape, and dynamics of cellular blebs
    F.Y. Lim, K-H. Chiam, L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 100, 28004, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  23. Elastic configurations of self-supported oxide membranes for fuel cells
    K. Kerman, T. Tallinen, S. Ramanathan, L. Mahadevan, Journal of Power Sources, 222, 359-366, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  24. Slicing softly with shear
    E. Reyssat, T. Tallinen, M. Le Merrer, and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 109, 244301, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  25. And the Ignobel goes to ….Joe Keller
    L. Mahadevan, SIAM News, Dec. 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.
  26. Watching paint dry
    L. Mahadevan, Op-Ed, The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal, 5, 64, 2012. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2011

  1. Elastohydrodynamics of wet bristles, carpets and brushes.
    A. Gopinath and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (A), 467, 1665-1685, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Structural dynamics of an actin spring
    L. Mahadevan, C. Riera and J. Shin Biophysical Journal, 100, 839-44, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Growth, geometry and mechanics of the blooming lily
    H-Y. Liang and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 5516-21, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Asymmetric network connectivity using weighted harmonic averages
    G. Morrison and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 93, 40002, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. How wet paper curls
    E. Reyssat and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 93, 54001, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Unfolding the sulcus
    E. Hohlfeld and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 106, 105702, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. The shallow turn of a worm
    D. Kim, S. Park, L. Mahadevan and J. Shin, Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 1554-1559, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Excitable patterns in active nematics
    L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan, B. Chakraborty, and M. F. Hagan, Physical Review Letters, 106, 218101, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Painting with drops, jets, and sheets
    A. Herczynski, C. Cernuschi, and L. Mahadevan, Physics Today June 2011, 31-36. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Probability, physics, and the coin toss
    L. Mahadevan and E-H. Yong, Physics Today July 2011 66-67. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Dynamic instability of a growing adsorbed polymorphic filament
    S. Zapperi and L. Mahadevan, Biophysical Journal 101:267-275, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. On the growth and form of the gut
    T. Savin, N.A. Kurpios, A.E. Shyer, P. Florescu, H. Liang, L. Mahadevan & C.J. Tabin, Nature 476:57-62, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. Probability, geometry and dynamics in the toss of a thick coin.
    E-H. Yong, L. Mahadevan,  American Journal of Physics 79(12):1195-1201, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Planar controlled gliding, tumbling and descent.
    P. Paoletti and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 698, 489-516, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  15. Buckling of a thin-layer Couette flow
    A. Slim, J. Teichman, L. Mahadevan, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 1-24, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  16. Multistability of spontaneously curved anisotropic strips
    L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society (A), 468, 511-530, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  17. Shock driven jamming and periodic fracture of particulate rafts
    M. M. Bandi, T. Tallinen, L. MahadevanEurophysics Letters Journal, 96, 36008, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  18. Robust error correction in info fuses
    G. Morrison, S.W. Thomas III, C. N. LaFratta, J. Guo, M.A. Palacios, S. Sonkusale, D.R. Walt, G.M. Whitesides and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society (A), 468, 361-377, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  19. New encoding schemes with infofuses
    K.M. Park, C. Kim, S.W. Thomas III, H.J. Yoon, G. Morrison, L. Mahadevan, and G.M. Whitesides, Advanced Matererials, 23, 4851-4856, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  20. A simple model for nanofiber formation by rotary jet-spinning
    P. Mellado, H.A. McIlwee, M.R. Badrossamay, J.A. Goss, L. Mahadevan, and K.K. Parker, Applied Physics Letters., 99, 203107, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  21. Forced tearing of ductile and brittle thin sheets
    T. Tallinen and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 107, 245502, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  22. Evolution of spur-length diversity in Aquilegia petals is achieved solely through cell-shape anisotropy
    J. R. Puzey, S.J. Gerbode, S.A. Hodges, E.M. Kramer and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society (B), 279, 1640-1645, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  23. Hydrodynamics of writing with ink
    J. Kim, M-W. Moon, K-R. Lee, L. Mahadevan, and H-Y. Kim,Physical Review Letters, 107, 264502, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.
  24. The Foppl-von Karman equations for plates with incompatible strains
    M. Lewicka, L. Mahadevan, and M. Pakzad, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Lond. (A), 467, 402-426, 2011. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2010

  1. Influence of feedback on the stochastic evolution of simple climate systems.
    L. Mahadevan and J. Deutch, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (A), 466, 993, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Statistical mechanics of developable ribbons
    L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 104, 238104, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Nanopottery: coiling of electrospun polymer nanofibers
    H-Y. Kim, M. Lee, K-J. Park, S. Kim and L. Mahadevan, Nanoletters, 10, 2138, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Cooperative adhesion and friction of compliant nanohairs
    L. Ge, A. Goyal, R. Shi, L. Mahadevan, P. Ajayan and A. Dhinojwala, Nanoletters, 10, 4509, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Geometry, mechanics and electronics of singular structures in graphene
    V. Pereira, H-Y Liang, A. Castro-Neto and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 105, 156603, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Why subduction zones are curved
    L. Mahadevan, R. Bendick and H-Y. Liang, Tectonics, 29,TC6002, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Physiological and pathological population dynamics of circulating human red blood cells
    J. Higgins and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 20587-92, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Control of shape and size of nanopillar assembly by adhesion-mediated elastocapillary interaction
    S. Kang, B. Pokroy, L. Mahadevan and J. Aizenberg, ACS-Nano, 4, 11, 6323-31, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. A generalized theory of viscous and inviscid flutter
    S. Mandre and L. MahadevanProceedings of the Royal Society of London (A), 466, 141-156, 2010. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2009

  1. Nonequilibrium scale selection mechanism for columnar jointing
    L. Goehring L. Mahadevan, and S. Morris, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 106, 387, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Self-organization of a mesoscale bristle into ordered hierarchical helical assemblies
    B. Pokroy, S. Kang, L. Mahadevan, and J. Aizenberg, Science, 323, 237, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Statistical dynamics of flowing red blood cells by morphological image processing
    J. Higgins, D. Eddington, S. Bhatia and L. Mahadevan, PLoS Computational Biology, 5, e1000288, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Botanical ratchets
    I. Kulic, M. Mani, H. Mohrbach, R. Thaokar, L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B), Biological Sciences, 276, 2243-47, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Hygromorphs: from pine cones to biomimetic bilayers
    E. Reyssat and L. Mahadevan, Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 6, 951-957, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Tissue Tectonics: morphogenetic strain rates, cell shape change and intercalation
    G. Blanchard, A. Kabla, L. Butler, B. Sanson, N. Gorfinkiel, L. Mahadevan and R. Adams, Nature Methods, 6(6), 458-64, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Cell shape changes indicate a role for extrinsic tensile forces in Drosophila germ-band extension
    L. Butler, G. Blanchard, A. Kabla, N. Lawrence, D. Welchman, L. Mahadevan, R. Adams and B. Sanson, Nature Cell Biology, 11(7), 859-64, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Strain induced alignment in collagen gels
    D. Vader, A. Kabla, D. Weitz and L. Mahadevan, PLoS One, 4 (6), e5902, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Calcium regulation of an actin spring
    B. Tam, J. Shin, E. Pfeiffer, P. Matsudaira and L. Mahadevan, Biophysical Journal, 97, 1125, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Animal cell hydraulics
    G. Charras, T. Mitchison and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Cell Science, 122, 3233, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Infochemistry: encoding information as optical pulses using droplets in a microfluidic device
    M. Hashimoto, J. Feng, R. York, A. Ellerbee, G. Morrison, S. Thomas,  L. Mahadevan, and G. Whitesides, Journal of the American Chemical Society131, 12420, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. The shape and motion of a ruck in a rug
    J. Kolinski, P. Aussillous and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters103, 174302, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. Controlling the orientation and synaptic differentiation of myotubes with micropatterned substrates
    J. Gingras, R. Rioux, D. Cuvelier, N. Geisse, J. Lichtman, G. Whitesides, L. Mahadevan, and J. Sanes, Biophysical Journal, 97, 2771, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Flip-flop-induced relaxation of bending energy: implications for membrane remodeling
    R. Bruckner, S. Mansy, A. Ricardo, L. Mahadevan, and J. Szostak, Biophysical Journal97, 3113, 2009 Click here for PDF version of article.
  15. The shape of a long leaf
    H. Liang and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA),106, 22049, 2009.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  16. Shape and dynamics of tip-growing cells
    O. Campas and L. Mahadevan, Current Biology, 19, 2102, 2009. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2008

  1. Power-limited contraction dynamics of Vorticella convallaria: an ultrafast biological spring
    A. Upadhyaya, M. Baraban, J. Wong, P. Matsudaira, A. van Oudenaarden and L. Mahadevan, Biophysical Journal, 94, 265, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Life and times of a cellular bleb
    G. Charras, M. Coughlin, T. Mitchison and L. Mahadevan, Biophysical Journal, 94, 1836, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. A quantitative analysis of contractility in active cytoskeletal protein networks
    P. Bendix, G. Koenderink, D. Cuvelier, Z. Dogic, B. Koeleman, W. Brieher, C. Field, L. Mahadevan and D. Weitz, Biophysical Journal, 94, 3126, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Equilibrium of an elastically confined liquid drop
    H-M. Kwon, H-Y. Kim, J. Puell and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 093519, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Limbless undulatory propulsion on land
    Z. Guo and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 105, 3179, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Signal processing by HOG MAP kinase pathway
    P. Hersen, M. McClean, L. Mahadevan, and S. Ramanathan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 105, 7165, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Localized and extended deformations of elastic shells
    A. Vaziri and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 105, 7913, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Optimal vein density in artificial and real leaves
    X. Noblin, L. Mahadevan, I. Coomaraswamy, D. Weitz, N. Holbrook and M. Zwieniecki, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 105, 9140, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Dynamics of chromatin decondensation reveals the structural integrity of a mechanically prestressed nucleus
    A. Mazumder, T. Roopa, A. Basu, L. Mahadevan, and G. Shivashankar, Biophysical Journal, 95, 3028, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. How kelp produce blade shapes suited to different flow regimes: A new wrinkle
    M. Koehl, W. Silk, H. Liang and L. Mahadevan, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 48(6), 834, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Implications of a poroelastic cytoplasm for the dynamics of animal cell shape
    T. Mitchison, G. Charras and L. Mahadevan, Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 19, 215, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. Polymer science and biology: structure and dynamics at multiple scales (Opening Lecture)
    L. Mahadevan, Faraday Discussions, 139, 9, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. Quantifying the relation between bond number and myoblast proliferation
    T. Boontheekul, Hyun-Joon Kong, S. Hsiong, Y-C. Huang, L. Mahadevan, H. Vandenburgh and D. Mooney, Faraday Discussions, 139, 53, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Elasticity of floppy and stiff random networks
    M. Wyart, H. Liang, A. Kabla,and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 101, 215501, 2008. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2007

  1. Curvature condensation and bifurcation in an elastic shell
    M. Das, A. Vaziri, A. Kudrolli, and L. MahadevanPhysical Review Letters, 98, 014301, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Persistence of a pinch in a pipe
    L. Mahadevan, A. Vaziri and M. Das, Europhysics Letters77, 40003, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Nonlinear mechanics of soft fibrous networks
    A. Kabla and L. Mahadevan, Journal of the Royal Society - Interface4, 99, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. The universal dynamics of cell spreading
    D. Cuvelier, M. Thery, Y-S. Chu, S. Dufour, J-P. Thiery, M. Bornens, P. Nassoy, and L. MahadevanCurrent Biology , 17, 694, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Force of an actin spring
    J.H. Shin, B.K. Tam, R.R. Brau, M.J. Lang, L. Mahadevan, and Paul Matsudaira, Biophysical Journal, 92, 3729, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Gravitational stability of suspensions of attractive colloidal particles.
    C. Kim, Y. Liu, A. Kuhnle, S. Hess, S. Viereck, T. Danner, L. Mahadevan, and D. Weitz, Physical Review Letters, 99, 028303, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Mechanosensation and mechanical loads modulate the locomotory gait of swimming C. elegans
    J. Korta, D. Clark, C. Gabel, L. Mahadevan, and A. Samuel, Journal of Experimental Biology, 210, 2383, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Settling and swimming of flexible fluid lubricated foils
    M. Argentina, J. Skotheim and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 99, 224053, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Sickle cell vaso-occlusion and rescue in a microfluidic device
    J. Higgins, D. Eddington, S. Bhatia and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 104, 20496, 2007. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2006

  1. Transitions to nematic states in homogeneous suspensions of high aspect ratio magnetic rods
    A. Gopinath, L. Mahadevan, and R.A. Armstrong, Physics of Fluids, 18, 028102, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Capillary rise between elastic sheets
    H-Y Kim and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 548, 141, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Superficial wrinkles in stretched, drying gelatin films
    R. Rizzieri, L. Mahadevan, A. Vaziri and A. Donald, Langmuir, 22, 3622, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. A simple model for the dynamics of adhesive failure
    D. Vella and L. Mahadevan, Langmuir, 22, 163, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Crack-front instability in a confined elastic film
    M. Adda Bedia and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series A, 462, 3233, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Dynamics of surfactant-driven fracture of particle rafts
    D. Vella, H-Y Kim, P. Aussillous and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 96, 178301, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Dynamics of fracture in drying suspensions
    E. Dufresene, D. Stark, N. Greenblatt, J. Cheng, J. Hutchinson, L. Mahadevan and D. Weitz, Langmuir, 22, 7144, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Modeling DNA loops using the theory of elasticity
    A. Balaeff, L. Mahadevan and K. Schulten, Physical Review E, 73, 031919, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Microtubules can bear enhanced compressive loads in living cells because of lateral reinforcements
    C. Brangwynne, F. Mackintosh, S. Kumar, N. Geisse, J. Talbot, L. Mahadevan, K. Parker, D. Ingber and D. Weitz, Journal of Cell Biology , 173, 733, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Fall and rise of a viscoelastic filament
    A. Roy, L. Mahadevan and J-L Thiffeault, Journal of Fluid Mechanics , 563, 283, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Mechanics of Interfacial Composite Materials
    A.B. Subramaniam, M. Abkarian, L. Mahadevan, and H.A. Stone, Langmuir22, 10204, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. Sensorimotor control during isothermal tracking in Caenorhabditis elegans
    L. Luo, D.A. Clark, D. Biron, L. Mahadevan, and A.D.T. Samuel, The Journal of Experimental Biology 209, 4652, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. A dynamic fate map of the forebrain shows how vertebrate eyes form and explains two causes of cyclopia
    S.J. England, G.B. Blanchard, L. Mahadevan, and R.J. Adams, Development133, 4613, 2006. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2005

  1. Fluid-flow induced flutter of a flag,
    M. Argentina and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 102, 1829-34, 2005.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Spontaneous folding of planar surfaces into three-dimensional objects by magnetic self-assembly,
    M. Boncheva, S. Andreev, L. Mahadevan, A. Winkelman, D. Reichman, M. Prentiss, S. Whitesides and G. Whitesides, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 102, 3924-29, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Buckling of drying droplets of colloidal suspensions,
    N. Tsapsi, E. Dufresne, S. Sinha, C. Riera, J. Hutchinson, L. Mahadevan, D. Weitz, Physical Review Letters, 94, 018302, 2005.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Using the peel test to measure the work of adhesion in a confined elastic film,
    A. Ghatak, L. Mahadevan and M. Chaudhury, Langmuir, 21, 1277-81, 2005.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Confined elastic developable surfaces: cylinders, cones and the elastica,
    E. Cerda and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (A), 461, 671-700, 2005.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Hydrodynamical models for the chaotic dripping faucet,
    P. Coullet, L. Mahadevan and C. Riera, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 526, 1-17, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. How the Venus Flytrap snaps,
    Y. Forterre, J. Skotheim, J. Dumais and L. Mahadevan, Nature, 433, 421-25, 2005.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Self-similar nested wrinkling patterns in skins,
    K. Efimenko, M. Rackaitis, E. Manias, A. Vaziri, L. Mahadevan and J. Genzer, Nature — Materials, 4, 293-97, 2005.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Self-organized origami,
    L. Mahadevan and S. Rica, Science, 307, 1740, 2005.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Non-equilibration of hydrostatic pressure in blebbing cells,
    G. Charras, J. Yarrow, M. Horton, L. Mahadevan and T. Mitchison, Nature, 435, 365-69. 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Physical limits and design principles for plant and fungal movements,
    J. Skotheim and L. Mahadevan, Science, 308, 1308-10, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. Gravitational collapse of colloidal gels,
    S. Manley, J.M. Skotheim, L. Mahadevan, D. Weitz, Physical Review Letters, 94, 218302, 2005 Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. The ‘Cheerios Effect’,
    D. Vella and L. Mahadevan, American Journal of Physics, 73, 817-825, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Soft lubrication: the elastohydrodynamics of conforming and non-conforming contacts,
    J. Skotheim and L. Mahadevan, Physics of Fluids, 17, 092101, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  15. Solenoids and Plectonemes in stretched and twisted elastomeric filaments,
    A. Ghatak and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters , 95, 057801, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  16. Powerful curves,
    L. Mahadevan and T. Mitchison, Nature, 435, 895, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.
  17. Non-spherical bubbles,
    A. Balasubramaniam, M. Abkarian, L. Mahadevan and H.A. Stone, Nature, 438, 930, 2005. Click here for PDF version of article.

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2004

  1. Dynamics of poroelastic filaments,
    Skotheim, J. and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (A), 460, 1995-2020 (2004).  Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Multiscale methods for modeling protein-DNA complexes,
    Villa, E. , Balaeff, A., L. Mahadevan and K. Schulten, SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 2, 527-553 (2004).  Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Structural model for cooperative DNA binding by CAP and Lac repressor,
    Balaeff, A., L. Mahadevan and K. Schulten, Structure, 12, 123-32, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Popliteal instability of bent multi-walled elastic tubes,
    Mahadevan, L., J. Bico and G. McKinley, Europhysics Letters, 65 (3), 323-29, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Elasticity of interfacial particle rafts, Vella, D., P. Aussillous and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 68 (2), 212-18, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Relating microstructure to rheology of a bundled and cross-linked F-actin network in-vitro,
    Shin, J., M. Gardel, L. Mahadevan, P. Matsudaira and D. Weitz, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 101 (26), 9636-41 (2004).  Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Elements of Draping,
    Cerda, E., L. Mahadevan and J. Passini, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 101 (7), 1806-10, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Biomimetic ratcheting motion of lubricated hydrogel filaments,
    Mahadevan, L., S. Daniel and M. Chaudhury, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 101, 23-26, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Modeling DNA loops using continuum and statistical mechanics,
    Balaeff, A., C. Koudella, L. Mahadevan and K. Schulten, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (A), 362, 1355-71, 2004. Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Bending stiffness of a crystalline actin bundle,
    Shin, J., L. Mahadevan, P.T. So and P. Matsudaira, Journal of Molecular Biology, 337, 255-61, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Capillarity-induced zippering of a flexible train floating on an air-water interface,
    Vella, D., H-Y. Kim and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 502, 89-98, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. Elastic behavior of cross-linked and bundled actin networks,
    Gardel, M., J. Shin, F. Mackintosh, L. Mahadevan, P. Matsudaira and D. Weitz, Science, 304, 1301-5, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. Peeling from a patterned thin elastic film,
    Ghatak, A., L. Mahadevan, J. Yun, M. Chaudhury and V. Shenoy, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (A), 460, 2725-35 (2004). Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Scaling of F-actin rheology to probe single filament elasticity and dynamics,
    Gardel, M., J. Shin, F. Mackintosh, L. Mahadevan, P. Matsudaira and D. Weitz, Physical Review Letters, 93, 188102, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  15. Peeling, healing and bursting in lubricated elastic sheets,
    Hosoi, A. and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 93, 137802, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  16. Soft lubrication,
    Skotheim, J. and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 92, 245509, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  17. Photo-induced deformation of beams, plates and films,
    Warner, M. and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 92, 134302, 2004.  Click here for PDF version of article.

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2003

  1. Crack street: the cycloidal wake of a cylinder ripping through a thin solid sheet,
    Ghatak, A. and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters. 91, 215507, 2003.  Click here for PDF version of article. See also Erratum, Comment and Reply 94, 119901, 129601, 129602
  2. The viscous catenary,
    Teichman, J. and L. Mahadevan, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 478, pp. 71-80, 2003.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Geometry and physics of wrinkling,
    Cerda, E. and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 90 (7) 074302, 2003 (Physical Review Focus Article).  Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. The force-velocity relationship for the actin-based motility of Listeria-Monocytogenes,
    McGrath, J., J. Eungdamrong, C. Fisher, F. Peng, L. Mahadevan, T. Mitchison and S. Kuo, Current Biology, 13 (1-20), 1-6, 2003.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Rings, rackets and kinks in filamentous assemblies,
    Cohen, A. and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 100, 12141-46, 2003. Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Stored elastic energy powers the 60-micron extension of the Limulus polyphemus sperm actin bundle,
    Shin, J., L. Mahadevan, G. Waller, K. Langsmo and P. Matsudaira, Journal of Cell Biology, 162(7), 1183-88, 2003.  Click here for PDF version of article.

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2002

  1. Shocks in sand flowing in a silo,
    Samadani, A., L. Mahadevan and A. Kudrolli, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 452, 293-301, 2002. Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Four-phase merging in compound drops,
    Mahadevan, L., M. Adda Bedia and Y. Pomeau, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 451, pp. 411-20, 2002.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. How aphids lose their marbles,
    Pike, N., D. Richard, W. Foster and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series (B), Biological Sciences, 269, 1211-15, 2002.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Wrinkling of a stretched elastic sheet,
    Cerda, E., K. Ravi-Chandar and L. Mahadevan, Nature, 419, 579, 2002.  Click here for PDF version of article.

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1993-2001

  1. Non-stick water,
    Mahadevan, L., Nature, 411, 895-96, 2001.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  2. Folding of viscous filaments and sheets,
    Skorobogatiy, M., and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 52, 532-38, 2000.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  3. Chaotic dripping from a faucet,
    Coullet, P., L. Mahadevan and C. Riera, Progress in Theoretical Physics Supplement, 139, 507-516, 2000. Click here for PDF version of article.
  4. Motility driven by macromolecular springs and ratchets,
    Mahadevan, L. and P. Matsudaira, Science, 288, 95-99, 2000.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  5. Rippling instability of a collapsing Bubble,
    da Silveira, R., S. Chaieb and L. Mahadevan, Science, 287, 1468-71, 2000.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  6. Tumbling cards,
    Mahadevan, L., W. Ryu, and A.D.T. Samuel, Physics of Fluids, 11, 1-3, 1999.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  7. Axial instability of a free-surface front in a partially-filled horizontal rotating cylinder,
    Hosoi, A.E., and L. Mahadevan, Physics of Fluids, 11, 97-106, 1999.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  8. Propagating fronts on sandpile surfaces,
    Mahadevan, L. and Y. Pomeau, Europhysics Letters, 46, 595-601, 1999.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  9. Elastic model of a DNA loop in the lac operon,
    Balaeff, A., L. Mahadevan, and K. Schulten, Physical Review Letters, 83, 4900-03, 1999.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  10. Rolling droplets,
    Mahadevan, L., and Y. Pomeau, Physics of Fluids, 11, 2449-53, 1999. Click here for PDF version of article.
  11. Conical dislocations in crumpling,
    Cerda, E., S. Chaieb, F. Melo and L. Mahadevan, Nature, 401, 46-49, 1999.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  12. Fluid rope trick investigated,
    Mahadevan, L., W. Ryu, and A.D.T. Samuel, Nature, 391, 140, 1998. Corrigendum; ibid., 403, 502, 2000.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  13. Conical surfaces and crescent singularities in crumpled sheets,
    Cerda, E., and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 80, 2358-61, 1998.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  14. Experimental study of instabilities in a partially-filled horizontally-rotating cylinder,
    Thoroddsen, S.T., and L. Mahadevan, Experiments in Fluids, 23, 1-13, 1997.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  15. Colliding waves in an excitable medium: preservation, annihilation and bifurcation,
    Argentina, M., P. Coullet, and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, 79, 2803-07, 1997.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  16. Tumbling of a falling card,
    Mahadevan, L., Comptes Rendus de l’Academie des Sciences, Paris, Series II, 323, 729-736, 1996.
  17. Shark-teeth patterns in coating flow inside a horizontally-rotating cylinder,
    Thoroddsen, S.T., and L. Mahadevan, Physics of Fluids, 8(9), S10, 1996.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  18. Coiling of flexible ropes,
    Mahadevan, L., and J.B. Keller, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series A, 1452, 1679-1694, 1996.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  19. Periodic folding of thin sheets,
    Mahadevan, L., and J.B. Keller, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 55(6) , 1609-1624, 1995.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  20. Comment on "Behavior of a falling paper,"
    Mahadevan, L., H. Aref, and S.W. Jones, Physical Review Letters, 75 , 1420, 1995.  Click here for PDF version of article.
  21. The shape of a Möbius band,
    Mahadevan, L., and J.B. Keller, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series A, 1440, 149-162, 1993.  Click here for PDF version of article.

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