Stefano Zapperi

Research Leader


Fields of study:
Barkhausen noise and hysteresis, Dislocation, Fractures, Friction, Superconducting vortices, Quantitative Biology


Probing spermiogenesis: a digital strategy for mouse acrosome classification

A. Taloni, F. Font Clos, L. Guidetti, S. Milan, M. Ascagni, C. Vasco, M. Pasini, M. R. Gioria, E. Ciusani, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
Scientific Reports 7, 3748 (2017)

Modeling mechanical control of spindle orientation of intestinal crypt stem cells

Z. Bertalan, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
Journal of Theoretical Biology 430 (2017)

Universal features of amorphous plasticity

Z. Budrikis, D. F. Castellanos, S. Sandfeld, M. Zaiser, S. Zapperi
Nat Commun. 8: 15928 (2017)

Integrative analysis of pathway deregulation in obesity

F. Font Clos, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
npj Systems Biology and Applications 3:18 (2017)

Direct Observation of Percolation in the Yielding Transition of Colloidal Glasses

S. Ghosh, Z. Budrikis, V. Chikkadi, A. Sellerio, S. Zapperi, P. Schall
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 148001 (2017)

Fluctuations in Protein Aggregation: Design of Preclinical Screening for Early Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disease

G. Costantini, Z. Budrikis, A. Taloni, A. K. Buell, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
Phys. Rev. Applied 6 (2016)

Glassy features of crystal plasticity

A. Lehtinen, G. Costantini, M. Alava, S. Zapperi, L. Laurson
Phys. Rev. B 94 (2016)

Bursts of activity in collective cell migration

O. Chepizhkoa, C. Giampietro, E. Mastrapasqua, M. Nourazar, M. Ascagni, M. Sugni, U. Fascio, L. Leggio, C. Malinverno, G. Scita, S. Santucci, M. Alava, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
PNAS 113 (2016)

Crossover behavior in interface depinning

Y. Chen, S. Zapperi, J. P. Sethna
Phys. Rev. E 92 (2015)

The role of pressure in cancer growth

A. Taloni, M. Ben Amar, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
Eur. Phys. J. Plus (2015)

Fracture Size Effects in Nanoscale Materials: The Case of Graphene

A. Sellerio, A. Taloni, S. Zapperi
Phys. Rev. Applied 4 (2015)

Overshoot during phenotypic switching of cancer cell populations

A. Sellerio, E. Ciusani, N. Bossel Ben-Moshe, S. Coco, A. Piccinini, S. Meyers, J. P. Sethna, C. Giampietro, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
Scientific Reports 5 15464 (2015)

Volume Changes During Active Shape Fluctuations in Cells

A. Taloni, E. Kardash, O. U. Salman, L. Truskinovsky, S. Zapperi, C. La Porta
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 208101 (2015)

Navigation Strategies of Motor Proteins on Decorated Tracks

Z. Bertalan, Z. Budrikis, C. La Porta, S. Zapperi
PLoS ONE 10(8) e0136945 (2015)

Scalar model for frictional precursors dynamics

A. Taloni, A. Benassi, S. Sanfeld, S. Zapperi
Scientific Reports 5 (2015)

Osmotic stress affects functional properties of human melanoma cell lines

C. La Porta, A. Ghilardi, M. Pasini, L. Laurson, M. Alava, S. Zapperi, M. Ben Amar
The European Physical Journal Plus 130 (4) (2015)

Wrinkle motifs in thin films

Z. Budrikis, A. Sellerio, Z. Bertalan, S. Zapperi
Sci Rep. 5 (2015)

Conformational Mechanism for the Stability of Microtubule-Kinetochore Attachments

Z. Bertalan, C. La Porta, H. Maiato, S. Zapperi
Biophysical Journal 107, 2 (2014)

Role of the sample thickness in planar crack propagation

P. Barai, P. Nukala, M. Alava, S. Zapperi
Phys. Rev. E 88 (2013)

Growth and form of melanoma cell colonies

M. M. Baraldi, A. A. Alemi, J. P. Sethna, S. Caracciolo, C. La Porta, S. Zapperi
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2013)

Modeling friction: from nano to meso scales

A. Vanossi, N. Manini, M. Urbakh, S. Zapperi, E. Tosatti
Rev. Mod. Phys. 85 (2013)

From Damage Percolation to Crack Nucleation Through Finite Size Criticality

A. Shenkhawat, F. Ricchiuti, S. Zapperi, J. P. Sethna
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 (2013)

Triggering Frictional Slip by Mechanical Vibrations

R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, A. Vezzani, S. Zapperi
Tribology Letters 48 (2012)

Quasiperiodic events in crystal plasticity and the self-organized avalanche oscillator

S. Papanikoloau, M. Dimiduk, W. Choi, J. P. Sethna, M. Uchic, F. Woodward, S. Zapperi
Nature 490 (2012)

Fracture Strength of Disordered Media: Universality, Interactions, and Tail Asymptotics

C. Manzato, A. Shenkhawat, P. Nukala, M. Alava, J. P. Sethna, S. Zapperi
Physical Review E 108 (2012)

Universality beyond power laws and the average avalanche shape

S. Papanikoloau, F. Bohn, R. Sommer, G. Durin, S. Zapperi, J. P. Sethna
Nature Physics 7 (2011)

Dielectric Breakdown and Avalanches at Nonequilibrium Metal-Insulator Transitions

A. Shenkhawat, S. Papanikoloau, S. Zapperi, J. P. Sethna
Physical Review Letters 107 (2011)

Dislocation jamming and Andrade creep

J. Lopez, M. Miguel, A. Vespignani, M. Zaiser, S. Zapperi
APS (2010)

Fracture roughness in three-dimensional beam lattice systems

P. Nukala, P. Barai, S. Zapperi, M. Alava, S. Simunovic
Physical Review E 82 (2010)

From brittle to ductile fracture in disordered materials

C. Picallo, J. Lopez, S. Zapperi, M. Alava
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 155502 (2010)

Looking at how things slip

Science 330 no. 6001 (2010)

Suppression of friction by mechanical vibration

R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, A. Vezzani, S. Zapperi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009)

Size effects in statistical fracture

M. Alava, P. Nukala, S. Zapperi
J. Phys. D 42 (2009)

Optimization and Plasticity in Disordered Media

C. Picallo, J. Lopez, S. Zapperi, M. Alava
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009)