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Professor Pasquale Ciarletta

Mathematical Physics, Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Research Interests:
Pattern formation in free boundary problems; Shape instabilities in soft matter; Mathematical modeling of biological growth and adaptation; Mechanobiology and morphogenesis in living matter; Multiscale modeling of cancer invasion

Selected Publications (For more see the link, Prof. Pasquale Ciarletta):
Julien Dervaux, Pasquale Ciarletta and Martine Ben Amar, “Morphogenesis of thin hyperelastic plates: A constitutive theory of biological growth in the Foppl-von Karman limit”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp 458-471, March 2009
Martine Ben Amar and Pasquale Ciarletta, “Swelling instability of surface-attached gels as a model for tissue growth under geometric constraints”, Journal of the Mechanics and physics of Solids, Vol. 58, No. 7, pp 935-954, July 2010
M. Ben Amar, C. Chatelain and P. Ciarletta, “Contour instabilities in early tumor growth models”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 106, Article ID 148101, 2011
Ciarletta, P., Maugin, G.A.: Elements of a finite strain-gradient thermomechanical theory for material growth and remodeling. Int. J. Non-Linear Mech. 46(10), 1341–1346 (2011)
Ciarletta, P. and Ben Amar, M. [2012] “ Papillary networks in the dermal–epidermal junction of skin: A biomechanical model,” Mechanics Research Communications 42, 68–76.
P. Ciarletta, L. Preziosi and G.A. Maugin, “Thermo-mechanics of growth and mass transfer: Morphogenesis of seashells”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 15, No. S1, pp 110-112, September 2012
Ciarletta P, Ben Amar M. Growth instabilities and folding in tubular organs: a variational method in non-linear elasticity. Int J Non Linear Mech 2012;47:248–257.

Ciarletta P., Ambrosi D., Maugin G.A., Mass transport in morphogenetic processes: A second gradient theory for volumetric growth and material remodeling, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 60 (2012), pp. 432-450
P. Ciarletta and M. Ben Amar, Pattern formation in fiber-reinforced tubular tissues: Folding and segmentation during epithelial growth, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 60, 525-537 (2012). 

Pasquale Ciarletta and Martine Ben Amar, “Peristaltic patterns for swelling and shrinking of soft cylindrical gels”, Soft Matter, Vol. 8, pp 1760-1763, 2012

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