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Dr Marc Pradas

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Mathematics & Statistics
  • marc.pradas

Professional biography

I joined the Department of Mathematics & Statistics as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in October 2014 after being a postdoc in the Complex Multiphase Systems group at Imperial College London. I graduated as a Doctor on Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Prof Aurora Hernandez-Machado.

Research interests

My research interests cover a wide range of topics on the interface of applied mathematics, statistical physics, and engineering science. I give particular emphasis on soft condensed matter theory and fluid dynamics, including multiphase flows, microfluidics, and hydrodynamic instabilities; but also stochastic processes and emergent collective phenomena in complex and biological dynamical systems.


Aggregation-fragmentation-diffusion model for trail dynamics (2017-07-21)
Kawagoe, Kyle; Huber, Greg; Pradas, Marc; Wilkinson, Michael; Pumir, Alain and Ben-Naim, Eli
Physical Review E, 96, Article 12142
Convergent Chaos (2017-06-13)
Pradas, Marc; Pumir, Alain; Huber, Greg and Wilkinson, Michael
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50, Article 275101(27)
Controlling roughening processes in the stochastic Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation (2017-06-01)
Gomes, S.N.; Kalliadasis, S.; Papageorgiou, D.T.; Pavliotis, G.A. and Pradas, M.
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 348 (pp. 33-43)
Noise-induced transitions in rugged energy landscapes (2016-09-06)
Duncan, A. B.; Kalliadasis, S.; Pavliotis, G. A. and Pradas, M.
Physical Review E, 94, Article 32107(3)
Self-similarity of solitary waves on inertia-dominated falling liquid films (2016-03-21)
Denner, Fabian; Pradas, Marc; Charogiannis, Alexandros; Markides, Christos N.; van Wachem, Berend G. M. and Kalliadasis, Serafim
Physical Review E, 93, Article 033121 (3)
Dynamics of Fattening and Thinning 2D Sessile Droplets (2016)
Pradas, M.; Savva, N.; Benziger, J. B.; Kevrekidis, I. G. and Kalliadasis, S.
Langmuir, 32(19) (pp. 4736-4745)
Data-driven coarse graining in action: Modeling and prediction of complex systems (2015-10-16)
Krumscheid, S.; Pradas, M.; Pavliotis, G. A. and Kalliadasis, S.
Physical Review E, 92, Article 42139(4)
Power-law distributions in noisy dynamical systems (2015-09-17)
Wilkinson, Michael; Guicharaz, Robin; Pradas, Marc and Pumir, Alain
EPL, 111, Article 50005(5)
Controlling spatiotemporal chaos in active dissipative-dispersive nonlinear systems (2015-08-19)
Gomes, S. N.; Pradas, M.; Kalliadasis, S.; Papageorgiou, D. T. and Pavliotis, G. A.
Physical Review E, 92, Article 22912(2)
Nonlinear forecasting of the generalised Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation (2015-02)
Gotoda, Hiroshi; Pradas, Marc and Kalliadasis, Serafim
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (IJBC), 25, Article 1530015(5)
Coherent Structures in Nonlocal Dispersive Active-Dissipative Systems (2015)
Lin, Te-Sheng; Pradas, Marc; Kalliadasis, Serafim; Papageorgiou, Demetrios T. and Tseluiko, Dmitri
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 75(2) (pp. 538-563)
A new mode reduction strategy for the generalized Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation (2015)
Schmuck, M.; Pradas, M.; Pavliotis, G. A. and Kalliadasis, S.
IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 80(2) (pp. 273-301)
Operating ranges of gas-liquid capillary microseparators: experiments and theory (2014-07-26)
Roydhouse, Mark D.; Pradas, Marc; Al-Rifai, Noor; Azizi, Benjamin; Cao, Enhong; Kalliadasis, Serafim and Gavriilidis, Asterios
Chemical Engineering Science , 114 (30 - 39)
Pulse dynamics in a power-law falling film (2014)
Pradas, M.; Tseluiko, D.; Ruyer-Quil, C. and Kalliadasis, S.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 747 (pp. 460-480)
New stochastic mode reduction strategy for dissipative systems (2013-06-12)
Schmuck, M.; Pradas, M.; Kalliadasis, S. and Pavliotis, G. A.
Physical Review Letters, 110, Article 244101(24)
Bound-state formation in interfacial turbulence: direct numerical simulations and theory (2013-02)
Pradas, M.; Kalliadasis, S.; Nguyen, P.-K. and Bontozoglou, V.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 716, Article R2
Derivation of effective macroscopic Stokes-Cahn-Hilliard equations for periodic immiscible flows in porous media (2013)
Schmuck, Markus; Pradas, Marc; Pavliotis, Grigorios A and Kalliadasis, Serafim
Nonlinearity, 26, Article 3259(12)
Upscaled phase-field models for interfacial dynamics in strongly heterogeneous domains (2012-11-08)
Schmuck, Markus; Pradas, Marc; Pavliotis, Grigorios A. and Kalliadasis, Serafim
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 468(2147) (pp. 3705-3724)
Additive noise effects in active nonlinear spatially extended systems (2012-10)
Pradas, M.; Pavliotis, G.A.; Kalliadasis, S.; Papageorgiou, D.T. and Tseluiko, D.
European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 23(5) (pp. 563-591)
Disorder-induced hysteresis and nonlocality of contact line motion in chemically heterogeneous microchannels (2012-03)
Wylock, Christophe; Pradas, Marc; Haut, Benoit; Colinet, Pierre and Kalliadasis, Serafim
Physics of Fluids, 24, Article 32108(3)
Binary interactions of solitary pulses in falling liquid films (2012)
Pradas, Marc; Kalliadasis, Serafim and Tseluiko, Dmitri
IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 77(3) (pp. 408-419)
Pinning and avalanches in hydrophobic microchannels (2011-05-13)
Queralt-Martín, M.; Pradas, M.; Rodríguez-Trujillo, R.; Arundell, M.; Corvera Poiré, E. and Hernández-Machado, A.
Physical Review Letters, 106, Article 194501(19)
Rigorous coherent-structure theory for falling liquid films: viscous dispersion effects on bound-state formation and self-organization (2011-04-01)
Pradas, Marc; Tseluiko, Dmitri and Kalliadasis, Serafim
Physics of Fluids, 23, Article 44104(4)
Noise induced state transitions, intermittency, and universality in the noisy Kuramoto-Sivashinksy equation (2011-02-10)
Pradas, M.; Tseluiko, D.; Kalliadasis, S.; Papageorgiou, D. T. and Pavliotis, G. A.
Physical Review Letters, 106, Article 60602(6)
Activity statistics, avalanche kinetics, and velocity correlations in surface growth (2010-09)
López, Juan M.; Pradas, Marc and Hernández-Machado, A.
Physical Review E, 82(3) (p 31127)
Avalanche dynamics in fluid imbibition near the depinning transition (2009-11)
Pradas, Marc; López, Juan M. and Hernández-Machado, A.
Physical Review E, 80(5) (p 50101)
Influence of disorder strength on phase-field models of interfacial growth (2008-09)
Laurila, T.; Pradas, M.; Hernández-Machado, A. and Ala-Nissila, T.
Physical Review E, 78(3) (p 31603)
Dynamical scaling of imbibition in columnar geometries (2008-05)
Pradas, M.; Hernández-Machado, A. and Rodríguez, M. A.
Physical Review E, 77(5) (p 56305)
Pressure-dependent scaling scenarios in experiments of spontaneous imbibition (2007-11)
Planet, R. ; Pradas, M.; Hernández-Machado, A. and Ortín, J.
Physical Review E, 76(5) (p 56312)
Time-dependent couplings and crossover length scales in nonequilibrium surface roughening (2007-07)
Pradas, Marc; López, Juan M. and Hernández-Machado, A.
Physical Review E, 76(1) (p 10102)
Intrinsic versus superrough anomalous scaling in spontaneous imbibition (2006-10)
Pradas, M. and Hernández-Machado, A.
Physical Review E, 74 (p 41608)
Interfaces in disordered media. Scaling growth, avalanche dynamics, and microfluidic fronts (2009-09-30)
Pradas, Marc
PhD thesis Universitat de Barcelona

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