In preparation  or under review

C. Gu, L. Botto “Stokesian Dynamics simulation of sedimentation of a natural floc” (to be submitted to J. Fluid. Mech.)

G. Santagiuliana, N. Pugno, L. Botto “Liquid processing of 2D nanomaterials: from nanomechanics to hydrodynamics of nanosheet rupture and exfoliation”


44. Kate Spencer; Jonathan Anthony Wheatland; Simon J Carr; Andrew J Bushby; Chuan Gu; Lorenzo Botto; Andrew J Manning; Tom Lawrence “Quantification of 3-dimensional structure and properties of flocculated natural suspended sediment”, Water Research 2022 (accepted)

43. A. Agrawal, S. Gravelle, C. Kamal, L. Botto “Viscous peeling of a nanosheet”, Soft Matter 2022 (accepted)

42. G. Salussolia, C. Kamal, J. Stafford, N. Pugno, L. Botto “Simulation of interacting elastic sheets in shear flow]{Simulation of interacting elastic sheets in shear flow: insights into buckling, sliding and reassembly of graphene nanosheets in sheared liquids”, Physics of Fluids, 2022 (accepted)

41. D. E. Faleiros, W. van den Bos, L. Botto, F. Scarano “TU Delft COVID-app: a tool to democratize CFD simulations for SARS-CoV-2 infection risk analysis”, Science of the Total Environment, 2022 (accepted)

40. E. Barbieri, L. Botto “Peeling under large bending deformations: follower versus fixed loads. A unified approach for concentrated or distributed loads”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2022 (accepted)

39. S. Gravelle, L. Botto “Adsorption of single and multiple graphene oxide nanoparticles at a water-vapor interface” Langmuir, 37.45, 2021

38. C. Kamal, S. Gravelle, L. Botto. “Alignment of a flexible platelike particle in shear flow: Effect of surface slip and edges” Physical Review Fluids 6.8, 2021

37. C. Kamal, S. Gravelle, L. Botto “Effect of hydrodynamic slip on the rotational dynamics of a thin Brownian platelet in a shear flow” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 919, 2021

36. S. Gravelle, C. Kamal, L. Botto “Violations of Jeffery’s theory in the dynamics of nanographene in shear flow” Physical Review Fluids, 6.3, 2021

35. C. Gu, L. Botto “FIPI: a new fast method for the simulation of particle-laden interfaces” Computer Physics Communications, 256, 2020 

34. R. Zhang, R. A. Mei, L. Botto, Z. Yang  “Modified Voronoi Analysis of Spontaneous Formation of Interfacial Droplets on Immersed Oil–Solid Substrates”Langmuir, 36(19), 5400-5407, 2020

33. C. Kamal, S. Gravelle, L. Botto. “Hydrodynamic slip can align thin nanoplatelets in shear flow.Nature communications 11.1, 1-10, 2020

32. S. Gravelle, C. Kamal, L. Botto “Liquid exfoliation of multilayer graphene: a molecular dynamics investigation“, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 152, 104701, 2020

31. J. J. Rogalski, L. Botto, C. W.M. Bastiaansen, T. Peijs “A study of rheological limitations in rotary jet spinning through modelling and experimentation”, Journal of Applied  Polymer Science, 48963, 2020

30. L. Botto “Towards nanomechanical models of liquid-phase exfoliation of layered 2D nanomaterials: analysis of a 𝜋 − 𝑝𝑒𝑒𝑙 model”, Frontiers in Materials (issue: Emerging Stars), 6, 302, 2019

29. G. Salussolia, N. Pugno, E. Barbieri, L. Botto “Micromechanics of liquid-phase exfoliation of a layered 2D material: a hydrodynamic peeling model”, J.  Mech.  Phys. Solids, 134, 103764, 2019

28. B. J. Newton, R. Mohammed, G. B. Davies, L. Botto, D. M. A. Buzza “Capillary interaction and self-assembly of tilted magnetic ellipsoidal particles at fluid interfaces“, ACS Omega, 3.11, 2018

27. Giovanni Santagiulianaa, Olivier T. Picota,b, Maria Crespoa, Harshit Porwala,b, Han Zhanga,b, Yan Lia,c, Luca Rubinid, Samuele Colonnae, Alberto Finae, Ettore Barbieria, Joe P. Pattersonf, Lorenzo Bottoa, Nicola M. Pugnoa, d, g, Ton Peijsa,b, Emiliano Bilottia,b “Breaking the nanoparticle loading/dispersion dichotomy in polymer nanocomposites with the art of croissant-making” (ACS Nano,12(9), 9040-9050, 2018).

26. G. Zhang, M. A. Quetzeri-Santiagoa, C. A. Stone, L. Botto, J. R. Castrejón-Pita “Droplet impact dynamics on textiles“, Soft Matter, 14, 8182-8190, 2018

25. A. J-M Meinhardt, L. Botto, A. Mata. A fluidic device for the controlled formation and real-time monitoring of soft membranes self-assembled at liquid interfaces, Scientific Reports, 8.1, 2018  

24. C. Gu, L. Botto Buckling vs. particle desorption in a particle-covered drop subject to compressive surface stresses: a simulation study, Soft Matter, 14, 711 – 724, 2018

23. G. Zhang, R. Parwani, C. Stone, A. Barber, L. Botto. X-ray imaging of transplanar liquid transport mechanisms in single layer textilesLangmuir33 (43), 2017

22. A. Pandey,  S. Karpitschka, L. A. Lubbers, J. H. Weijs, L. Botto, S. Das, B. Andreotti,  J. H. Snoeijer. “Dynamical Theory of the Inverted Cheerios Effect” , Soft Matter, 13, 6000-6010, 2017

21. A. Mata,  H. S. Azevedo,  L. Botto,  N. Gavara,  L. Su. “New Bioengineering Breakthroughs and Enabling Tools in Regenerative Medicine“, Current Stem Cell Reports (2017): 1-15

20. Vidal, A., and L. Botto. “Slip flow past a gas–liquid interface with embedded solid particlesJournal of Fluid Mechanics 813 (2017): 152-174.

19. Karpitschka, S., Pandey, A. , Lubbers, L.A., Weijs, J.H., Botto, L., Das, S. , Andreotti, B., Snoeijer, J.H.  Liquid drops attract or repel by the inverted Cheerios effect, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, 113.27, 2016

18. Gu, C., & Botto, L.  Direct calculation of anisotropic surface stresses during deformation of a particle-covered drop. Soft matter, 12.3, 2016

17. Sliogeryte, K., Botto, L., Lee, D. A., & Knight, M. M. (2015). Chondrocyte dedifferentiation increases cell stiffness by strengthening membrane-actin adhesion. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2015

16. G. Davies, L. Botto, “Dipolar Capillary Interactions between Tilted Ellipsoidal Particles Adsorbed at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces”, Soft Matter, 11(40), 2015

15. K. Inostroza Brito, E. Collin, O.Siton-Mendelson, K. Smith, A. Monge-Marcet, D. Ferreira, R-P. Rodríguez, M. Alonso, J. Rodríguez-Cabello, R. Reis, F. Sagués, L. Botto, R. Bitton, H. Azevedo, and A. Mata, “Co-assembly, spatio-temporal control, and morphogenesis of a hybrid protein/peptide system”, Nature Chemistry, 7(11), 2015

14. L. Botto, “Stretching of a capillary bridge featuring a particle-laden interface: particle
sedimentation in the interface”, Proceedings of the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, 2014

13. K. Sliogeryte, S. Thorpe, D. Lee, L. Botto,  M.  Knight, “Stem cell differentiation increases membrane-actin adhesion regulating cell blebability, migration and mechanics”, Scientific Reports, 4, 2014 doi:10.1038/srep07307

12. L. Botto, K. Preuss, L. Robertson, X. Y. Xu, “Physical characterisation and yield stress of a concentrated Miscanthus suspension”, Rheologica Acta, 53, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s00397-014-0794-y

11. L. A. Lubbers, J. H Weijs, L. Botto, S. Das, B. Andreotti, J. H. Snoeijer, “Drops on soft solids: Free energy and double transition of contact angles”, Journal of  Fluid Mechanics, 747, 2014 DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2014.152

10. L. Yao, L. Botto, M. Cavallaro Jr., B. J. Bleier, V. Garbin, and K. J. Stebe, Near field capillary repulsion. Soft Matter 9, 779, 2013 DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27020J

9. L. Botto, A geometric multigrid Poisson solver for domains containing solid-inclusions. Computer Physics Communications 184, 1033, 2013DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2012.11.008 

8. L. Botto, A. Prosperetti, A fully resolved numerical simulation of turbulent flow past one or several spherical particles. Physics of Fluids 24, 2012 DOI: 10.1063/1.3678336

7. L. Botto, L. Yao, R. L. Leheny, and K. J. Stebe, Capillary bond between rod-like particles and the micromechanics of particle-laden interfaces. Soft Matter 8, 4971, 2012 DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25211B

6. L. Botto, E. P. Lewandowski, M. Cavallaro, Jr., and K. J. Stebe, Capillary interactions between anisotropic particles. Soft Matter 8, 9957, 2012 DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25929J

5. M. Cavallaro, Jr., L. Botto, E. P. Lewandowski, M. Wang, and K. J. Stebe, Curvature-driven capillary migration and assembly of rod-like particles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108, 20923, 2011 DOI:10.1073/pnas.1116344108

4. E. P. Lewandowski, M. Cavallaro Jr., L. Botto, J. Bernate, V. Garbin, and K. J. Stebe Orientation and Self-Assembly of Cylindrical Particles by Anisotropic Capillary Interactions. Langmuir 26, 15142, 2010 DOI: 10.1021/la1012632

3. Z. Z. Zhang, L. Botto, A. Prosperetti, Microstructural effects in a fully-resolved simulation of 1,024 sedimenting spheres. S. Balachandar, A. Prosperetti, Eds., IUTAM Symposium on Computational Approaches to Multiphase Flow, vol. 81, pp. 197-206, 2006

2. L. Botto, C. Narayanan, M. Fulgosi, and D. Lakehal, Effect of near-wall turbulence enhancement on the mechanisms of particle deposition. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 31, 940, 2005

1. C. Narayanan, D. Lakehal, L. Botto, and A. Soldati, Mechanisms of particle deposition in a fully developed turbulent open channel flow. Physics of Fluids 15, 763, 2003

Book chapter

D. S. Devalba, L. Botto, J. Busfield, “Jamming of rubber particles”, Constitutive Models for Rubbers IX, 10.1201/b18701-108, 2015


L. Botto, Numerical simulation of extended particles in a fluid flow, PhD Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, 2009


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s