Professor

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UPC-BarcelonaTech

Associated researcher at IBEC

Tel: (+34) 934011805

Marino Arroyo

We combine mathematical modeling, mechanics and computations to understand the small-scale mechanics of materials and biological systems. Below is a selection of recent papers. Common themes are the nonlinear mechanics of two-dimensional materials and structures (shells, graphene, biomembranes, epithelia), geometry, continuum  and computational mechanics, or the connection between molecular and continuum models. I am also interested in maximum-entropy meshfree approximation and in methods to build models from machine learning.

Our current focus is on cell and tissue mechanics.

Research interests

Selected and recent publications (see here for full list with pdfs)

Examining the Mechanical Equilibrium of Microscopic Stresses in Molecular Simulations

  1. A.Torres-Sánchez, J.M. Vanegas, M. Arroyo

Physical Review Letters, 2015

                                                                                    see code here

Hydraulic fracture during epithelial stretching

L. Casares, R. Vincent, D. Zalvidea, N. Campillo, D. Navajas, M. Arroyo*, X. Trepat*

Nature Materials, 2015

                                             See commentaries here and here

Physical principles of membrane remodelling during cell mechanoadaptation

A.J. Kosmalska, L. Casares, A. Elosegui-Artola, J.J. Thottacherry, R. Moreno-Vicente, M.A. del Pozo, S. Mayor, M. Arroyo,

D. Navajas, X. Trepat, N.C. Gauthier, P. Roca-Cusachs

Nature Communications, 2015


Finding in cells the same responses as in synthetic membranes.

Phase-field modeling and simulation of fracture in brittle materials with strongly anisotropic surface energy

B. Li, C. Peco, D. Millán, I. Arias, M. Arroyo

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2015

Cell-based maximum entropy approximants

D. Millán, N. Sukumar, M. Arroyo

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2015

Topological obstructions in the way of data-driven collective variables

B. Hashemian, M. Arroyo

Journal of Chemical Physics, 2015

Phase-field modeling of fracture in linear thin shells

F. Amiri, D. Millán, Y. Shen, T. Rabczuk, M. Arroyo

Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2014

Understanding and strain-engineering wrinkle networks in supported graphene through simulations

K. Zhang, M. Arroyo

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2014

Shape control of active surfaces inspired by the movement of euglenids

M. Arroyo, A. DeSimone

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2014

Interplay of packing and flip-flop in local bilayer deformation. How phosphatidylglycerol could rescue mitochondrial function in a cardiolipin- deficient yeast mutant

N Khalifat, M. Rahimi, A.F. Bitbol, M. Seigneuret, J.B. Fournier, N. Puff, M. Arroyo, M. Angelova

Biophysical Journal, 2014

Importance of force decomposition for local stress calculations in biomembrane molecular simulations

J.M. Vanegas, A. Torres-Sánchez, M. Arroyo

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2014

                                                                                    see code here

Blending isogeometric analysis and local maximum entropy meshfree approximants

A. Rosolen, M. Arroyo

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2013

Confined Bilayers Passively Regulate Shape and Stress

M. Staykova*, M. Arroyo*, M. Rahimi, H.A. Stone

Physical Review Letters, 2013

Adhesion and friction control localized folding in supported graphene

K. Zhang, M. Arroyo

Journal of Applied Physics, 2013

An atomistic-based foliation model for multilayer graphene materials and nanotubes

S. Ghosh, M. Arroyo

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2013

Curved fluid membranes behave laterally as an effective viscoelastic medium

M. Rahimi, A. DeSimone, M. Arroyo

Soft Matter, 2013

Nonlinear manifold learning for meshfree finite deformation thin shell analysis

D. Millán, A. Rosolen, M. Arroyo

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2013

Nonlinear manifold learning for model reduction in finite elastodynamics

D. Millán, M. Arroyo

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2013

Reverse engineering the euglenoid movement

M. Arroyo, L. Heltai, D. Millán, A. DeSimone

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 2012

Hydraulic fracture and toughening of a brittle layer bonded to a hydrogel

  1. A.Lucantonio, G. Noselli, X. Trepat, A. DeSimone, M. Arroyo

Physical Review Letters, 2015

                                               See commentary in Physics here

Funding sources

through Consolidator Grant

through Icrea Academia award

Coexistence of wrinkles and blisters in supported graphene

K. Zhang, M. Arroyo

Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2016

Geometric derivation of the microscopic stress: A covariant central force decomposition

A. Sanchez-Torres, J.M. Vanegas, M. Arroyo

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2016

Sticking and sliding of lipid bilayers on deformable substrates

L. Stubbington, M. Arroyo, M. Staykova

Soft Matter, 2016

Shape transformations of lipid bilayers following rapid cholesterol uptake

M. Rahimi, D. Regan, M. Arroyo, A.B. Subramaniam, H.A. Stone, M. Staykova

Biophysical Journal, 2016

Charting molecular free-energy landscapes with an atlas of collective variables

B. Hashemian, D. Millán, M. Arroyo

Journal of Chemical Physics, 2016

Hydraulic fracturing in cells and tissues: fracking meets cell biology

M. Arroyo, X. Trepat

Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 2017

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Onsager’s Variational Principle in Soft Matter: Introduction and Application to the Dynamics of Adsorption of Proteins onto Fluid Membranes


M. Arroyo, N. Walani, A. Torres-Sánchez and D. Kaurin

Chapter in the book “The role of mechanics in the study of lipid bilayers”, Edited by D. Steigmann and published by CISM, 2017