Publications from 2005 are listed.
The full list of publications is available through Google Scholar


  1. Trade-off mechanism of honey bee sucking and lapping
    Jiangkun Wei, Fabian Brau, Pascal Damman, Ayrton Draux, Hoa-Ai Beatrice Hua, Zhigang Wu and Jianing Wu
    Soft Matter (2022) 10.1039/D2SM00361A


  1. Relaxation dynamics of a flexible rod in a fluid
    Ayrton Draux, Hoa-Ai Beatrice Hua, Pascal Damman, Fabian Brau
    Physical Review Fluids 6, 114102 (2021)

  2. Investigating the relationship between the mechanical properties of plasma polymer-like thin films and their glass transition temperature
    Nathan Vinx, Pascal Damman, Philippe Leclère, Bruno Bresson, Christian Fretigny, Claude Poleunis, Arnaud Delcorte, Damien Cossement, Rony Snyders, Damien Thiry
    Soft Matter 17, 10032-10041 (2021)

  3. Essential role of papillae flexibility in nectar capture by bees
    Ayrton Draux, Hoa-Ai Beatrice Hua, Amandine Lechantre, Denis Michez, Pascal Damman, Fabian Brau
    PNAS 118, e2025513118 (2021);


  1. Microscopic Picture of Erosion and Sedimentation Processes in Dense Granular Flows
    D. Dumont, P. Soulard, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, P. Damman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 208002 (2020).

  2. The wrinkling concept applied to plasma‐deposited polymer‐like thin films: A promising method for the fabrication of flexible electrodes
    Damien Thiry, Nathan Vinx, Pascal Damman, Francisco J. Aparicio, Pierre‐Yves Tessier, David Moerman, Philippe Leclère, Thomas Godfroid, Sylvain Deprez, Rony Snyders
    Plasma Process Polym. e2000119, 1-6 (2020).


  1. Collect of nectar by bumblebees: How physics of fluid demonstrates the prominent role of tongue’s morphology
    Amandine Lechantre, Denis Michez, Pascal Damman
    Soft Matter, 15, 6392-6399 (2019).


  1. Cylinder morphology of a stretched and twisted ribbon
    Vincent Déemery, Huy Pham Dinh, Pascal Damman
    Phys. Rev. E 98, 012801 (2018) (

  2. Emergent Strain Stiffening in Interlocked Granular Chains
    D. Dumont, M. Houze, P. Rambach, T. Salez, S. Patinet, P. Damman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 088001 (2018). Cover, Editors' Suggestion & Physics Synopsis

  3. The mechanics of slender structures (comment)
    Pedro Reis, Fabian Brau, Pascal Damman
    Nature Physics, 14, 1150–1153 (2018).


  1. Predation with the tongue through viscous adhesion, a scaling approach
    Maurine Houze, Pascal Damman
    Soft Matter, 13, 2120-2124 (2017).


  1. From cylindrical to stretching ridges and wrinkles in twisted ribbons
    Huy Pham Dinh, Vincent Démery, Benny Davidovitch, Fabian Brau, Pascal Damman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 104301 (2016) (arXiv:1605.03728v1).

  2. Dynamics of the prey prehension by chameleons through viscous adhesion
    Fabian Brau, Déborah Lanterbecq, Leïla-Nastasia Zghikh, Vincent Bels, Pascal Damman
    Nature Physics, 12, 931-935 (2016).
    Featured in National Geographic, Sci-News,,,, Augsburger Allgemeine, Der Tagesspiegel, El Mundo, Science Daily, New Zealand Herald, The Economic Times, Bangkok Post, Nature World News, Washington Post, LA Times, NY Times, Le Monde, Le Soir, The Scientist Magazine, Pour la Science, La Recherche, Science et avenir

  3. Superhydrophobic Surfaces Created by Elastic Instability of PDMS
    Abbas Sabbah, Ayman Youssef, Pascal Damman
    Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 152 (doi:10.3390/app6050152).

  4. Study of Hybrid Microscopic and Macroscopic Buckling in UV Treated PDMS
    Abbas Sabbah, Ayman Youssef, Pascal Damman
    International Journal of Sciences, 2016, 5, 67-74.


  1. On-Demand Wrinkling Patterns in Thin Metal Films Generated from Self-Assembling Liquid Crystals
    Laurens T. de Haan, Philippe Leclère, Pascal Damman, Albertus P. H. J. Schenning, and Michael G. Debije P.
    Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 1360-1365). Cover


  1. Tilted Fiber Bragg Gratings as new sensing device for in situ and real time monitoring of surface-initiated polymerizations
    Pilate J., Renoirt J.-M., Caucheteur C., Raquez J.-M., Meyer F., Mégret P., Dubois P., Damman P.
    Polymer Chemistry, (2013).

  2. Highly sensitive detection of molecular interactions with plasmonic optical fiber grating sensors
    Voisin V., Pilate J., Damman P., Mégret P., Caucheteur C.
    Biosensors & Bioelectronics, (2013).

  3. Resonance secondary radiation enhanced by quadrupole mode of plasmonic arrays
    Lanterbecq, D., Van Deun, R., Morarescu, R., Damman, P., Kolaric, B.
    Optics Communications, 308, 152-158 (2013).

  4. Wrinkle to fold transition: influence of the substrate response
    F. Brau, P. Damman, H. Diamant, T.A. Witten
    Soft Matter, 9, 8177-8186 (2013)
    (Review article on invitation for themed issue "The geometry and topology of soft matter").


  1. Design of curved photonic crystal using swelling induced instabilities
    Kolaric B., Desprez S., Brau F., Damman P.
    J. Mater. Chem. 22, 16205-16208 (2012).

  2. Exploiting the localized surface plasmon modes in gold triangular nanoparticles for sensing applications
    Rodica Morarescu, Honghui Shen, Renaud Vallée, Bjorn Maes, Branko Kolaric, Pascal Damman
    J. Mater. Chem. 22, 11537-11542 (2012).

  3. Surface-initiated controlled polymerization as a convenient method for designing functional polymer brushes: From self-assembled monolayers to patterned surfaces
    Olivier, A., Meyer, F., Raquez, J.-M., Damman, P., Dubois, P.
    Progress in Polymer Science, 37, 157-181 (2012).

  4. Adhesion of soft viscoelastic adhesives on periodic rough surfaces
    D. Martina, C. Creton, P. Damman, M. Jeusette and A. Lindner
    Soft Matter, 8, 5350-5357 (2012).


  1. How Geometry Controls the Tearing of Adhesive Thin Films on Curved Surfaces
    Olga Kruglova, Fabian Brau, Didier Villers, Pascal Damman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 164303 (2011).
    Editors' suggestion.

  2. Self-Cleaning Surfaces Prepared By Microstructuring System
    Abbas Sabbah, H. Vandeparre, F. Brau and P. Damman
    Physics Procedia, 21, 193-197 (2011).

  3. Influence of Chain Interdiffusion Between Immiscible Polymers on Dewetting Dynamics
    S. Coppée, S. Gabriele, A. M. Jonas, J. Jestin, P. Damman
    Soft Matter, 7, 9951-9955 (2011).

  4. Confined Wrinkling: Impact on pattern morphology and periodicity
    H. Vandeparre, S. Desbief, R. Lazzaroni, C. Gay, P. Damman
    Soft Matter, 7, 6878 - 6882 (2011),
    Selected as a "Soft Matter Hot article".

  5. Wrinkling hierarchy in constrained thin sheets from suspended graphene to curtains
    H. Vandeparre, M. Pineirua, F. Brau, B. Roman, J. Bico, C. Gay, W. Bao, C.N. Lau, P.M. Reis, P. Damman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 224301 (2011).
    Selected as Cover, Editors' suggestion, Physics Synopsis.
    Featured in Le Soir (newspaper), ScienceNews (4/06/2011),, Universcience TV, Physics Central, Physics buzz,, Science et Avenir (popularization magazine)

  6. Tuning nanopatterns on fused silica substrates: a theoretical and experimental approac
    R. Morarescu, L. Englert, B. Kolaric, P. Damman, R.A.L. Vallée, T. Baumert, F. Hubenthal, F. Traeger
    J. Mater. Chem. 21, 4076-4081, (2011).

  7. Multiple-length-scale elastic instability mimics parametric resonance of nonlinear oscillators
    F. Brau, H. Vandeparre, A. Sabbah, C. Poulard, A. Boudaoud, Pascal Damman
    Nature Physics, 7, 56-60, (2011).
    Featured in Le Soir, Science & Vie, CNRS International Magazine, CNRS News, Science Magazine News, Science Daily, physOrg, Science Daily, Planet Techno Science, Material World, Athena, etc ...

  8. Reversible positioning at submicrometre scale of carbon nanotubes mediated by pH-sensitive poly(amino-methacrylate) patterns
    A. Olivier, F. Meyer, S. Desbief, J-M Raquez, P. Verge, R. Lazzaroni, P. Damman, Ph. Dubois
    Chem. Comm. 47, 1163-1165, (2011).

  9. Semi-crystalline poly(epsilon-caprolactone) brushes on gold substrate via "grafting from" method : new insights with AFM characterization
    A. Olivier, J.M. Raquez, P. Dubois, P. Damman
    European Polymer Journal}, 47, 31-39 (2011).


  1. Hierarchical Wrinkling Patterns
    H. Vandeparre, S. Gabriele, F. Brau, C. Gay, K.K. Parker, P. Damman
    Soft Matter, 6, 5751-5756, (2010).

  2. In situ tuning the optical properties of a cavity by wrinkling
    B. Kolaric, H. Vandeparre, S. Desprez, R.A.L. Vallée, P. Damman
    Applied Physics Letters, 96, 043119, (2010).

  3. Superhydrophobic Aluminum Surfaces by Deposition of Micelles of Fluorinated Block Copolymers
    S. Desbief, B. Grignard, C. Detrembleur, R. Rioboo, A. Vaillant, D. Seveno, M. Voué, J. De Coninck, A. M. Jonas, C. Jérome, P. Damman, R. Lazzaroni
    Langmuir, 26, 2057-2067 (2010).


  1. Dewetting as a investigative tool for studying properties of thin polymer films
    G. Reiter, S. Al Akhrass, M. Hamieh, P. Damman, S. Gabriele, T. Vilmin, E. Raphël
    Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 166, 165-172 (2009).

  2. On the Mechanics of Rim Instabilities in Viscoelastic Polymer Thin Films
    S. Gabriele, S. Coppée, G. Reiter, P. Damman
    Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics, 166, 55-61 (2009). Cover


  1. Wrinkling of Stimulo-Responsive Surfaces, Mechanical Instability Coupled to Diffusion
    H. Vandeparre, P. Damman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 124301 (2008). Cover

  2. Controlled nanorubbing of polythiophene thin films for field-effect transistors
    G. Derue, D. Serban, Ph. Leclère, S. Melinte, P. Damman, R. Lazzaroni
    OrganicElectronics, 9 (2008) 821-828


  1. Slippery or Sticky Boundary Conditions: Control of Wrinkling in Metal-Capped Thin Polymer Films by Selective Adhesion to Substrates
    H. Vandeparre, J. Léopoldès, C. Poulard, S. Desprez, G. Derue, C. Gay, P. Damman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, (2007) 188302.

  2. Control of Spreading and Drying of a Polymer Solution from Marangoni flows
    C. Poulard, P. Damman
    EuroPhysics Letters, 80, (2007) 64001.

  3. Relaxation of Residual Stress and Re-entanglement of Polymers in Spin-coated Films
    P. Damman, S. Gabriele, S. Coppée, S. Desprez, D. Villers, T. Vilmin, E. Raphaël, H. Moustafa, S. Al Akhrass, G. Reiter
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, (2007) 036101.

  4. The influence of substrate properties on the dewetting dynamics of viscoelastic polymer films
    M. Hamieh, S. Al Akhrass, T. Hamieh, P. Damman, T. Vilmin, E. Raphaël, G. Reiter
    The Journal of Adhesion, 83, (2007) 367-381.


  1. From a 2D chemical pattern to a 3D topology through selective inversion of a liquid - liquid bilaye
    J. Léopoldès, P. Damman
    Nature Materials, 5, (2006) 957-961.
    Editors' suggestion, "Research highlights" in Lab on a Chip.

  2. Instabilite des films minces de polymere, Relations avec la dynamique des chaines
    P. Damman, S. Coppée, G. Derue, S. Desprez, S. Gabriele, J. Léopoldès, S. Sclavons, D. Villers
    l'actualité chimique, (2006) 40-46.

  3. Viscoelastic Dewetting of Constrained Polymer Thin Films
    S. Gabriele, P. Damman, S. Sclavons, S. Desprez, S. Coppée, H. Moustafa, S. Al Akhrass, G. Reiter, T. Vilmin, E. Raphaël
    Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, 44, (2006) 3022-3030.

  4. The Disentanglement Time of Polymers Determines the Onset of Rim Instabilities in Dewetting.
    S. Gabriele, S. Sclavons, G. Reiter, P. Damman
    Physical Review Letters, 96,(2006), 156105.

  5. The Role of Nonlinear Friction in the Dewetting of Thin Film Polymerss
    T. Vilmin, E. Raphaël, P. Damman, S. Sclavons, S. Gabriele, G. Reiter, M. Hamieh
    Europhysics Letters, 73 (6), 906-912 (2006).


  1. Residual stresses in thin polymer films cause rupture and dominate early stages of dewetting
    G. Reiter, M. Hamieh, P. Damman, S. Sclavons, S. Gabriele, Th. Vilmin, E. Raphaël
    Nature Materials, 4, (2005), 754-758.

  2. Nanorubbing of Polythiophene surfaces.
    G. Derue,S. Coppée, S. Gabriele, M. Surin, V. Geskin, F. Monteverde, P. Leclère, R. Lazzaroni, P. Damman
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127, (2005), 8019-8020.