Tumor Growth and Coarsening Dynamics

Modeling tumor growth and other Biological systems require knowledge of dynamics in systems constituted by many different phases. We develop methods that can be applied to systems in Materials Science, such as spinodal decomposition, as well as to tumor growth. We direct our studies towards the aim of describing the contribution of elastic and viscoelastic properties of the different phases of these systems to the dynamics of domain growth.

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Dinamica do crescimento tumoral: um olhar fisico, Rui D. M. Travasso, Gazeta de Física 33, 3/4, 18 (2011)

The phase-field model in tumor growth, Rui D. M. Travasso, Mario Castro, and Joana C. R. E. Oliveira, Philosophical Magazine 91, 183-206 (2011)

Modeling the Self-Assembly of Ternary Blends that Encompass Photosensitive Chemical Reactions: Creating Defect-free, Hierarchically Ordered Materials, Olga Kuksenok, Rui D.M. Travasso, Pratyush Dayal and Anna C. Balazs, Encyclopedia of Polymer Blends, 1, Ed. A. Isayev, Wiley-VCH Publishers (2009)

Simulation of the spinodal phase separation dynamics of the Bi-Zn system, Joana C.R.E. Oliveira, Maria H. Braga and Rui D.M. Travasso, J. of Non-Crystalline Solids 354, 5340 (2008)


Phase-field models for tumor growth in the avascular phase, Susana Lopes Dias da Silva (2009), supervised by Rui Travasso & Fernando Nogueira

Coarsening in sheared systems and metastability in Ising systems with four-spin interactions, Rui D. M. Travasso (2003), supervised by Alan J. Bray