Work experience

Grants and Independent Fellowships

Selected Publications

  1. Liu, M., Domino, L., Dupont de Dinechin, I., Taffetani, M., Vella, D.* (2023). Snap-induced morphing: From a single bistable shell to the origin of shape bifurcation in interacting shells. J Mech. Phys. Solids, 70, 105116.
  2. Zhang, Y., Yang, J., Liu, M.*, Vella, D. (2022). Shape-morphing structures based on perforated kirigami. Extre. Mech. Lett., 56, 101857.
  3. Meng, Z., Liu, M., Yan, H., Genin, G.M., Chen, C.* (2022). Deployable mechanical metamaterials with multistep programmable transformation. Sci. Adv., 8(23), eabn5460.
  4. Liu, M., Gomez, M., Vella, D.* (2021). Delayed bifurcation in elastic snap-through instabilities. J Mech. Phys. Solids, 151, 104386.
  5. Liu, M., Domino, L., Vella, D.* (2020). Tapered elasticæ as a route for axisymmetric morphing structures. Soft Matter, 16, 7739–7750.
  6. Meng, Z., Liu, M., Zhang, Y., Chen, C.* (2020). Multi-step deformation mechanical metamaterials. J Mech. Phys. Solids, 144, 104095.
  7. Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y.*, Hanaor, D., Chen, C.* (2019). Multiscale modeling of the effective elastic properties of fluid-filled porous materials. Int. J Solids Struct., 162, 36–44.
  8. Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Chen, C.* (2018). Tuning capillary penetration in porous media: Combining geometrical and evaporation effects. Int. J Heat Mass Transf., 123, 239–250.
  9. Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Chen, C.* (2016). Evaporation limited radial capillary penetration in porous media. Langmuir, 32(38), 9899–9904.
  10. Liu, M., Chen, C.* (2015). A micromechanical analysis of the fracture properties of saturated porous media. Int. J Solids Struct., 63, 32–38.

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