Rycroft Group

Journal publications

  1. J. Andrejevic, L. M. Lee, S. M. Rubinstein, and C. H. Rycroft, A model for fragmentation kinetics of crumpled thin sheets, Nat. Commun., accepted (2020). [arXiv preprint]
  2. N. Derr,* D. C. Fronk,* C. A. Weber, A. Mahadevan, C. H. Rycroft, and L. Mahadevan Flow-driven branching patterns in a porous medium, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 158002 (2020). [arXiv preprint]
  3. C. H. Rycroft, C.-H. Wu, Y. Yu, and K. Kamrin, Reference map technique for incompressible fluid–structure interaction, J. Fluid Mech. 898, A9 (2020). [DOI link]
  4. T. Kumar, C. H. Rycroft, and T. L. Jackson, Eulerian Thermo-mechanical Simulations of Heterogeneous Solid Propellants using an Approximate Projection Method, Combustion and Flame 219, 198–211 (2020). [DOI link]
  5. N. M. Boffi and C. H. Rycroft, Parallel three-dimensional simulations of quasi-static elastoplastic solids, Comput. Phys. Commun. 257, 107254 (2020). [DOI link]
  6. N. M. Boffi and C. H. Rycroft, A coordinate transformation methodology for parallel three-dimensional simulations of quasi-static elastoplastic solids, Phys. Rev. E 101, 053304 (2020). [DOI link]
  7. E. Medina, P. E. Farrell, K. Bertoldi, and C. H. Rycroft, Navigating the landscape of nonlinear mechanical metamaterials for advanced programmability, Phys. Rev. B 101, 064101 (2020). [DOI link]
  8. G. P. T. Choi, B. Chiu, and C. H. Rycroft, Area-preserving mapping of 3D ultrasound carotid artery images using density-equalizing reference map, IEEE T. Med. Imaging 67, 2507–2517 (2020). [DOI link]
  9. D. Fortunato, C. H. Rycroft, and R. I. Saye, Efficient operator-coarsening multigrid schemes for local discontinuous Galerkin methods, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 41, A3913–A3937 (2019). [DOI link]
  10. J. Hoffmann,* Y. Bar-Sinai,* L. Lee, J. Andrejevic, S. Mishra, S. M. Rubinstein, and C. H. Rycroft, Machine learning in a data-limited regime: Augmenting experiments with synthetic data uncovers order in crumpled sheets, Science Advances 5, eauu6792 (2019). [DOI link]
  11. L. Gaucherand,* B. K. Porter,* R. E. Levene, S. K. Schmaling, E. L. Price, C. H. Rycroft, Y. Kevorkian, C. McCormick, D. Khaperskyy, and M. M. Gaglia, The influenza A virus endoribonuclease PA-X usurps host mRNA processing machinery to limit host gene expression, Cell Reports 27, 776–792 (2019). [DOI link]
  12. Y. Tang, L. Zhang, Q. Guo, B. Xia, Z. Yin, J. Cao, J. Tong, and C. H. Rycroft, Analysis of the pebble burnup profile in a pebble-bed nuclear reactor, Nucl. Eng. Design 345, 233–251 (2019). [DOI link]
  13. J. Hoffmann, S. Donoughe, K. Li, M. Salcedo, and C. H. Rycroft, A simple developmental model recapitulates complex wing venation patterns, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 115, 9905–9910 (2018). [DOI link]
  14. O. Gottesman, J. Andrejevic, C. H. Rycroft, and S. M. Rubinstein, A state variable for crumpled thin sheets, Communications Physics 1, 70 (2018). [DOI link]
  15. C. A. Weber, C. H. Rycroft, and L. Mahadevan, Differential Activity drives Instabilities in Biphasic Active Matter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 248003 (2018). [DOI link]
  16. G. P. T. Choi and C. H. Rycroft, Density-equalizing maps for simply-connected open surfaces, SIAM J. Imaging Sci. 11, 1134–1178 (2018). [DOI link]
  17. T. G. Fai and C. H. Rycroft, Lubricated Immersed Boundary Method in Two Dimensions, J. Comput. Phys. 356, 319–339 (2018). [DOI link]
  18. V. Gulizzi, C. H. Rycroft, and I. Benedetti, Modelling intergranular and transgranular micro-cracking in polycrystalline materials, Comput. Method Appl. M. 329, 168–194 (2018). [DOI link]
  19. T. G. Fai, R. Kusters, J. Harting, C. H. Rycroft, and L. Mahadevan, Active elastohydrodynamics of vesicles in narrow, blind constrictions, Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 113601 (2017). [DOI link]
  20. A. R. Hinkle, C. H. Rycroft, M. D. Shields, and M. L. Falk, Coarse-graining atomistic simulations of plastically deforming amorphous solids, Phys. Rev. E 95, 053001 (2017). [DOI link]
  21. M. Vasoya, C. H. Rycroft, and E. Bouchbinder, Notch fracture toughness of glasses: Rate, age and geometry dependence, Phys. Rev. Applied 6, 024008 (2016). [DOI link]
  22. A. Lieb, C. H. Rycroft, and J. Wilkening, Optimizing intermittent water supply, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 76, 1492–1514 (2016). [DOI link]
  23. C. H. Rycroft and M. Z. Bazant, Asymmetric collapse by dissolution or melting in a uniform flow, Proc. Roy. Soc. 472, 20150531 (2016). [DOI link]
  24. M. M. Gaglia, C. H. Rycroft, and B. A. Glaunsinger, Transcriptome-Wide Cleavage Site Mapping on Cellular mRNAs Reveals Features Underlying Sequence-Specific Cleavage by the Viral Ribonuclease SOX, PLOS Pathog. 11, e1005305 (2015). [DOI link]
  25. C. H. Rycroft, Y. Sui, and E. Bouchbinder, An Eulerian projection method for quasi-static elastoplasticity, J. Comput. Phys. 300, 136–166 (2015). [DOI link]
  26. B. Valkov, C. H. Rycroft, and K. Kamrin, Eulerian Method for Multiphase Interactions of Soft Solid Bodies in Fluids, J. Appl. Mech. 82, 041011 (2015). [DOI link]
  27. G. Venugopalan,* D. Camarillo,* K. D. Webster, C. D. Reber, H. El-Samad, J. A. Sethian, V. M. Weaver, D. A. Fletcher, and C. H. Rycroft, Multicellular Architecture of Malignant Breast Epithelia Influences Mechanics PLOS ONE 9, e101955 (2014). [DOI link]
  28. C. M. Freeman, K. L. Boyle, M. Reagan, J. Johnson, C. H. Rycroft, G. J. Moridis, MeshVoro: A three-dimensional Voronoi mesh building tool for the TOUGH family of codes, Computers & Geosciences 70, 26–34 (2014). [DOI link]
  29. Q. Shi, R. P. Ghosh, H. Engelke, C. H. Rycroft, L. Cassereau, J. Sethian, V. M. Weaver, J. Liphardt, Rapid disorganization of mechanically interacting systems of mammary acini, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 111, 658–663 (2014). [DOI link]
  30. G. I. Barenblatt, P. J. M. Monteiro, and C. H. Rycroft, On a boundary layer problem related to the gas flow in shales, J. Eng. Math. 84, 11–18 (2014). [DOI link]
  31. C. H. Rycroft, A. Dehbi, T. Lind, and S. Güntay, Granular flow in pebble-bed nuclear reactors: Scaling, dust generation, and stress, Nucl. Eng. Design. 265, 69–84 (2013). [DOI link]
  32. C. H. Rycroft and J. Wilkening, Computation of three-dimensional standing water waves, J. Comput. Phys. 255, 612–638 (2013). [DOI link]
  33. M. Pinheiro, R. L. Martin, C. H. Rycroft, and M. Haranczyk, High accuracy geometric analysis of crystalline porous materials, CrystEngComm 37, 7531–7538 (2013). [DOI link]
  34. M. Pinheiro, R. L. Martin, C. H. Rycroft, A. Jones, E. Iglesia, and M. Haranczyk, Characterization and comparison of pore landscapes in crystalline porous materials, J. Mol. Graph. Model. 44, 208–219 (2013). [DOI link]
  35. M. Theillard, C. H. Rycroft, and F. Gibou, A multigrid method on non-graded adaptive octree/quadtree cartesian grids, J. Sci. Comput. 55, 1–15 (2013). [DOI link]
  36. P. J. M. Monteiro, C. H. Rycroft, and G. I. Barenblatt, A mathematical model of fluid and gas flow in nanoporous media, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109, 20309–20313 (2012). [DOI link]
  37. C. H. Rycroft and E. Bouchbinder, Fracture toughness of metallic glasses: Annealing-induced embrittlement, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 194301 (2012). [DOI link] [arXiv preprint]
  38. K. Kamrin, C. H. Rycroft, and J.-C. Nave, Reference map technique for finite-strain elasticity and fluid–solid interaction, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 60, 1952–1969 (2012). [DOI link]
  39. L.-C. Lin, A. H. Berger, R. L. Martin, J. Kim, J. A. Swisher, K. Jariwala, C. H. Rycroft, A. S. Bhown, M. W. Deem, M. Haranczyk, and B. Smit, In silico screening of carbon capture materials, Nature Materials 11, 633–641 (2012). [DOI link]
  40. C. H. Rycroft and F. Gibou, Simulations of a stretching bar using a plasticity model from the shear transformation zone theory, J. Comput. Phys. 231, 2155–2179 (2012). [DOI link]
  41. T. F. Willems, C. H. Rycroft, M. Kazi, J. C. Meza, and M. Haranczyk, Algorithms and tools for high-throughput geometry-based analysis of crystalline porous materials, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 149, 134–141 (2012). [DOI link]
  42. C. H. Rycroft, Y. Wong, and M. Z. Bazant, Fast spot-based multiscale simulations of granular flow, Powder Technol. 200, 1–11 (2010). [DOI link]
  43. C. H. Rycroft, Voro++: A three-dimensional Voronoi cell library in C++, Chaos 19, 041111 (2009). [DOI link]
  44. C. H. Rycroft, A. V. Orpe, and A. Kudrolli, Physical test of a particle simulation model in a sheared granular system, Phys. Rev. E. 80, 031305 (2009). [DOI link]
  45. C. H. Rycroft, K. Kamrin, and M. Z. Bazant, Assessing continuum relationships in simulations of granular flow, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 57, 828–839 (2009). [DOI link]
  46. K. Kamrin, C. H. Rycroft, and M. Z. Bazant, The Stochastic Flow Rule: A Multi-Scale Model for Granular Plasticity, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 15, S449–S464 (2007). [DOI link]
  47. C. H. Rycroft, G. S. Grest, J. W. Landry, and M. Z. Bazant, Analysis of Granular Flow in a Pebble-Bed Nuclear Reactor, Phys. Rev. E 74, 021306 (2006). [DOI link]
  48. C. H. Rycroft, M. Z. Bazant, J. W. Landry, and G. S. Grest, Dynamics of Random Packings in Granular Flow, Phys. Rev. E 73, 051306 (2006). [DOI link]


  1. N. Andrejevic,* J. Andrejevic,*, C. H. Rycroft, and M. Li, Machine learning spectral indicators of topology, preprint (2020). [arXiv preprint]
  2. H. Nesser, D. J. Jacob, J. D. Maasakkers, T. R. Scarpelli, M. P. Sulprizio, Y. Zhang, and C. H. Rycroft, Reduced-cost construction of Jacobian matrices for high-resolution inversions of satellite observations of atmospheric composition, in review at Atmos. Meas. Tech. (2020).

Conference publications and technical reports

  1. V. Gulizzi, I. Benedetti, and C. H. Rycroft, A Novel Micro-Mechanical Model for Polycrystalline Inter-Granular and Trans-Granular Fracture, Key Engineering Materials 754, 177–180 (2017). [DOI link]
  2. C. H. Rycroft, T. Lind, S. Güntay, and A. Dehbi, Granular flows in pebble bed reactors: dust generation and scaling, proceedings of ICAPP 2012, Chicago, June 24–28, 2012. [Paper]
  3. T. Lind, S. Güntay, A. Dehbi, Y. Liao, and C. H. Rycroft, PSI Project on HTR Dust Generation and Transport, proceedings of HTR 2010, Prague, 2010.
  4. C. H. Rycroft, Voro++: A three-dimensional Voronoi cell library in C++, January 23rd 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Paper LBNL-1430E. [Paper]

PhD thesis

  1. C. H. Rycroft, Multiscale modeling in granular flow, submitted to MIT, September 2007.