A. Erlich, P. Recho. Mechanical Feedback in Regulating the Size of Growing Multicellular Spheroids. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (2023)


S. Harmansa*, A. Erlich*,  C. Eloy,  G. Zurlo, T. Lecuit. Growth anisotropy of the extracellular matrix shapes a developing organ. Nature Communications (2023)


A. Erlich J. Étienne, J. Fouchard, T. Wyatt. How dynamic prestress governs the shape of living systems, from the subcellular to tissue scale. Interface Focus (2022)


F. Box, A. Erlich, J. H. Guan, C. Thorogood. Gigantic floating leaves occupy a large surface area at an economical material cost. Science Advances (2022)


A. Erlich, G. W. Jones, F. Tisseur, D. E. Moulton, A. Goriely. The role of topology and mechanics in uniaxially growing cell networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society A  (2020)


A. Erlich, G. A. Nye, P. Brownbill, O. E. Jensen, I. L. Chernyavsky. Quantifying the impact of tissue metabolism on solute transport in feto-placental microvascular networks. Interface Focus  (2019)


A. Erlich, P. Pearce, R. Plitman Mayo, O. E. Jensen, I. L. Chernyavsky. Physical and geometric determinants of transport in feto-placental microvascular networks. Science Advances 5(4), eaav6326  (2019)


A. Erlich, D. E. Moulton, A. Goriely. Are homeostatic states stable? Dynamical stability in morphoelasticity. Bull Math Biol. 81: 3219 doi:  (2018)


A. Erlich, R. Howell, A. Goriely, R. Chirat, D.E. Moulton. Mechanical feedback in seashell growth and form. The ANZIAM Journal, 59(4), 581-606.  (2018)


A. Erlich, D. E. Moulton, A. Goriely, R. Chirat. Morphomechanics and developmental constraints in the evolution of ammonites shell form. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 00B:1–14  (2016)


A. Erlich, T. Lessinnes, D. E. Moulton, A. Goriely. A short introduction to morphoelasticity: the mechanics of growing elastic tissues. In: Bigoni D. (eds) Extremely Deformable Structures. CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, vol 562. Springer, Vienna (2015)

Doctoral and Masters thesis

D.Phil. thesis, “Growth Laws in Morphoelasticity”, University of Oxford 2017. [available here]

Instabilities in Dilute Suspension of Self-Propelled Microscopic Swimmers. Cambridge. Part III essay supervised by Prof. Raymond E. Goldstein. [available here]

Selected talks

4. Apr 2022

18th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC18) (invited talk), University of Oxford.

2. Sep 2021

Italian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIMAI) congress 2020 (invited talk), Università di Parma.

4. Sep 2019

The Mechanics of Cell Aggregates: Experiments and Models (invited talk), Politecnico di Torino.

4. Oct 2018

Applied Mathematics Seminar (invited talk), University of Glasgow.

5. Sep 2018

Conference of the UK Fluids Network, University of Manchester.

12. Jul 2018

8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin.

26 & 29. Mar 2018

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (two invited talks), University of St Andrew’s.

22. Mar 2018

Fluids and Materials Seminar (invited talk), University of Bristol.

26. Oct 2017

Applied Mathematics Seminar (invited talk), University of Birmingham.

6. Apr 2016

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, University of Oxford.

2. Sep 2015

Modelling across the Biology–Mechanics Interface, Castro Urdiales, Spain.

31. Mar 2015

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Cambridge.