Departamento de Física

Facultad de Ciencia
Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Francisco
Correo electrónico
francisco.melo@usach.cl
Teléfono:
(562)27 181 209
Ubicación:
Laboratorio Nolineal - 1° piso - Block B
Cargo:
Profesor Titular, Jornada Completa
Títulos y Grados:
  1. Doctor en Ciencias Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon - Universidad Claude Bernard Lyon (Francia)(1991)
  2. Magíster en Ciencias con Mención en Física - Universidad de Santiago de Chile (1987)
  3. Licenciado en Física Aplicada - Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Biografía

Publicaciones del Académico

2016

Mechanical impulse propagation in a three-dimensional packing of spheres confined at constant pressure
Santibanez, F,  Zuniga, R, Melo, F
PHYSICAL REVIEW E, Vol. 93, pp. 000369331300015
Stress profile in a two-dimensional silo: Effects induced by friction mobilization
Vivanco, F, Mercado, J, Santibanez, F, Melo, F
PHYSICAL REVIEW E , Vol. 94, pp. 000381896600010
The tearing path in a thin anisotropic sheet from two pulling points: Wulff's view
Ibarra, A, Roman, B, Melo, F
SOFT MATTER, Vol. 12, pp. 5979 , 5985

2015

A new failure mechanism in thin film by collaborative fracture and delamination: Interacting duos of cracks
J. Marthelot, J. Bico, F. Melo, B. Roman
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 84 214-229 Nov, pp. 0022-5096 WOS:000364887400012
Acoustic investigation of the aperture dynamics of an elastic membrane closing an overpressurized cylindrical cavity
C. Sanches, V. Vidal, F. Melo
European Physical Journal Plus, Vol. 130 8 Aug, pp. 2190-5444 175 WOS:000360403000001
Assessment of the Nature Interactions of beta-Amyloid Protein by a Nanoprobe Method
L. Caballero, J. Mena, A. Morales-Alvarez, M. J. Kogan, F. Melo
Langmuir, Vol. 31 1 Jan, pp. 0743-7463 WOS:000348085900040 299 , 306
High Resolution Viscosity Measurement by Thermal Noise Detection
F. A. Sandoval, M. Sepulveda, L. Bellon, F. Melo
Sensors, Vol. 15 11 27905-27916 Nov, pp. 1424-8220 WOS:000365686400023
PDIviz: analysis and visualization of protein-DNA binding interfaces
J. Ribeiro, F. Melo, A. Schuller
Bioinformatics, Vol. 31 16 2751-2753 Aug, pp. 1367-4803 WOS:000359666600023
Pulling on super paramagnetic beads with micro cantilevers: single molecule mechanical assay application
R. Munoz, F. A. Sandoval, C. A. M. Wilson, F. Melo
Physical Biology, Vol. 12 4 Jul, pp. 1478-3967 046011 WOS:000361837200019

2014

Armoring a droplet: Soft jamming of a dense granular interface
Lagubeau, G, Rescaglio, A , Melo, F
Physical Review E, Vol. 90, pp. WOS:000341269900001
Interstitial gas effect on vibrated granular columns
Pastenes, J.C., Géminard, J.C., Melo, F.
Phys. Rev. E., Vol. 89, pp. 62205
Molecular configuration of gelatin-water suspensions at low concentration
Díaz-Calderón,P., Caballero, L., Melo, F., Enrione, J.
Food Hydrocolloids , Vol. 39, pp. 171 , 179

2013

"Effect of packing fraction on shear band formation in a granular material forced by a penetrometer"
F. Tapia, D. Espíndola, E. Hamm, F. Melo
Physical Review E, Vol. 87, pp. 14201
"Gold Nanoparticle-Membrane Interactions: Implications in Biomedicine"
A. Riveros, K. Dadlani, E. Sales, L. Caballero, F. Melo, M. J. Kogan
Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 4 , 21
"New evidence on the role of catalase in Escherichia coli-mediated biocorrosion"
S. Baeza, N. Véjar, M. Gulppi, M. Azócar, F. Melo, A. Monsalve, J. Pérez-Donoso, C. C. Vásquez, J. Pavez, J. H. X. Zhou, G. E. Thompson, M. A. Páez
Corrosion Science, Vol. 67, pp. 32 , 41
Forbidden Directions for the Fracture of Thin Anisotropic Sheets: an Analogy with the Wulff Plot
A. Takei, B. Roman, J. Bico, E. Hamm, F. Melo
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, pp. 144301
The effect of rock decompaction on the interaction of movement zones in underground mining
F. Vivanco, F. Melo
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 60, pp. 381 , 388
“Large area patterned magnetic films by depositing cobalt layers on nano-wrinkled polydimethylsiloxane templates”
J.Briones, P.Toro, A.Encinas, L.Caballero, J.C.Denardin, F.Melo, E.Cerda, S.Robert, D.Lacour, F.Montaigne
App. Phys. Lett., Vol. 103, pp. 072404
“Oscillating gas flow induces reptation of granular droplets”
J.Contreras, JC.Geminard, F.Melo
Phys. Rev. E, Vol. 88, pp. 012201

2012

"Adhesion, Stretching, and Electrical Charge Assessment of Dermatan Sulfate Molecules by Colloidal Probes"
R. Gonzalez, L. Caballero, J. Pavez, F. Melo
Langmuir, Vol. 28, pp. 9506 , 9514
"Dynamical arching in a two dimensional granular flow"
Francisco Vivanco, Sergio Rica, Francisco Melo
Granular Matter, Vol. 14, pp. 563 , 576
"Effect of cohesion and shear modulus on the stability of a stretched granular layer"
Hector Alarcon, Jean-Christophe Geminard, Francisco Melo
Physical Review E, Vol. 86, pp. 61303
"Flexural fracturing of a cohesive granular layer"
Jean-Christophe Géminard, Lorene Champougny, Pierre Lidon, Francisco Melo
Physical Review E, Vol. 85, pp. 12301
"Ultrasound induces aging in granular materials"
David Espindola, Belfor Galaz, Francisco Melo
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 109, pp. 158301

2011

"A silanol-based nanocomposite coating for protection of AA-2024 aluminium alloy"
E. Gonzalez, J. Pavez, I. Azocar, J. H. Zagal, X. Zhou, F. Melo, G. E. Thompson, M. A. Paez
Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 56, pp. 7586 , 7595
"Experimental evidence of solitary wave interaction in Hertzian chains"
F. Santibañez, R. Muñoz, A. Caussarieu, S. Job, F. Melo
Physical Review E, Vol. 84, pp. 26604
"Fulvic acid inhibits aggregation and promotes disassembly of tau fibrils associated with Alzheimer's disease"
Alberto Cornejo, José M. Jiménez, Leonardo Caballero, Francisco Melo, Ricardo B. Maccioni
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Vol. 27, pp. 143 , 153
"The 3D shape of the loosening zone above multiple draw points in block caving through plasticity model with a dilation front"
F. Vivanco, T. Watt, F. Melo
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 48, pp. 406 , 411
Dynamics of Shear Bands in a Dense Granular Material Forced by a Slowly Moving Rigid Body
E. Hamm, F. Tapia, F. Melo
Physical Review E, Vol. 84, pp. 41304 , 0
Elastic response and wrinkling onset of curved elastic membranes subjected to indentation test
R. Bernal, C. Tassius, F. Melo, J. Ch. Geminard
European Physical Journal E, Vol. 34(2), pp. 13

2010

"Drag force as a tool to test the active mechanical response of PC12 neurites"
R. Bernal, F. Melo, P. A. Pullarkat
Biophysical Journal, Vol. 98, pp. 515 , 523
"Dynamics of soap bubble bursting and its implications to volcano acoustics"
V. Vidal, M. Ripepe, T. Divoux, D. Legrand, J. C. Germinard, F. Melo
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 493, pp. 326
"Exploring the surface charge on peptide-gold nanoparticle conjugates by force spectroscopy"
A. R. Guerrero, L. Caballero, A. Adeva, F. Melo
Langmuir, Vol. 26, pp. 12026 , 12032
"Softening induced instability of a stretched cohesive granular layer"
H. Alarcón, O. Ramos, L. Vanel, F. Vittoz, F. Melo, J. C. Geminard
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, pp. 208001
"Ultrasound propagation in wet and airless non-consolidated granular materials"
S. Griffiths, A. Rescaglio, F. Melo
Ultrasonics, Vol. 50, pp. 139 , 144

2009

"Calculated isolated extracted and movement zones compared to scaled models for block caving"
F. Vivanco, F. Melo, C. Fuentes
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 46, pp. 731 , 737
"Granular flows models and dilation front propagation applied to underground mining"
F. Vivanco, F. Melo, V. Apablaza, C. Fuentes
IJBC, Vol. 19, pp. 3533 , 3539
"Wave localization in strongly nonlinear Hertzian chains with mass defect"
F. Melo, S.Job, F.Santibañez, F. Tapia
Physical Review E, Vol. 80, pp. 25602
“Isolated movement zone for interacting draw points in underground mining: dilation effects”
F.Melo, F.Vivanco, C.Fuentes
Micromechanics of Granular Media edited by M. Nakagawa and S.Lunding, AIP Conf, Proc, Vol. 1145, pp. 25

2008

"Acoustic emission associated with the bursting of a gas bubble at the free surface of a non-Newtonian fluid"
T. Divoux, V. Vidal, F. Melo, J. C. Geminard
Physical Review E, Vol. 77, pp. 56310
"Kinematic model for quasi static granular displacements in block caving: Dilatancy effects on drawbody shapes"
F. Melo, F. Vivanco, C. Fuentes, V. Apablaza
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 45, pp. 248 , 259
"Nonlinear waves in dry and wet Hertzian granular chains"
S. Job, F. Santibanez, F. Tapia, F. Melo
Ultrasonics, Vol. 48, pp. 506 , 514

2007

"Mechanical characterization of elastic membranes: Cell mechanics applications"
R. Bernal, C. Tassius, F. Melo, J. C. Geminard
Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90, pp. 63903
"Mechanical properties of axon"
R. Bernal, P. A. Pullarkat, F. Melo
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 99, pp. 18301
"On drawbody shapes: from bergmark-roos to kinematic models"
F. Melo, F. Vivanco, C. Fuentes, V. Apablaza
International journal of rock mechanics and mining sciences, Vol. 44, pp. 77 , 86
"Selected papers from the Southern Workshop on Granular Materials 2006 in Vina del Mar, Chile - Introductory words"
P. Cordero, F. Melo
Granular Matter, Vol. 10, pp. 1 , 2
"Solitary wave trains in granular chains: experiments, theory and simulations"
S. Job, F. Melo, A. Sokolow, S. Sen
Granular Matter, Vol. 10, pp. 13 , 20
Developable Modes in Vibrated Thin Plates
A. Boudaoud, E. Hamm, F. Melo
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 99, pp. 254301

2006

"Acoustic signal associated with the bursting of a soap film which initially closes an overpressurized cavity - Experiment and theory"
Vidal V, Geminard JC, Divoux T, Melo F
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL B, Vol. 54, pp. 321 , 339
"Experimental evidence of shock mitigation in a Hertzian tapered chain"
Melo F, Job S, Santibanez F, Tapia F
PHYSICAL REVIEW E, Vol. 73, pp. 041305
Laser Speckle Correlation Applied to Flow Field Measurements in Granular Media
Hamm E, Melo F
Europhysics Letters, Vol. 73, pp. 356 , 362

2005

"Dynamics of bio-polymeric brushes growing from a cellular membrane: Tentative modelling of the actin turnover within an adhesion unit; the podosome"
Biben T, Geminard JC, Melo F
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS , Vol. 31, pp. 87 , 120
"Effects of alginic acid from marine algae on calcium carbonate electrodeposited coating"
Pavez J, Silva JF, Melo F
JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH , Vol. 282, pp. 438 , 447
"Homogeneous calcium carbonate coating obtained by electrodeposition: in situ atomic force microscope observations"
Pavez J, Silva JF, Melo F
ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, Vol. 50, pp. 3488 , 3494
"How Hertzian solitary waves interact with boundaries in a 1D granular medium"
Job S, Melo F, Sokolow A, Sen S
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Vol. 94, pp. 178002
"Size segregation, convection, and arching effect"
Saez A, Vivanco F, Melo F
PHYSICAL REVIEW E , Vol. 72, pp. 021307

2004

"Experimental study of surface waves scattering by a single vortex and a vortex dipole"
Vivanco, F, Melo, F
PHYSICAL REVIEW E, Vol. 69, pp. 026307
"Wrinkle formations in axi-symmetrically stretched membranes"
J.Ch. Geminard, R. Bernal, F. Melo
European Physical Journal E, Vol. 15, pp. 117 , 126
Dynamics of Developable Cones under Shear
E. Hamm, B. Roman, F. Melo
Physical Review E, Vol. 70, pp. 026607

2002

Normal-Mode Vortex Interactions
R. Bernal, C. Coste, F. Lund, F. Melo
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 89(3), pp. 34501

1999

"Conical Dislocations in Crumpling"
E. Cerda, S. Chaieb, F. Melo, L. Mahadevan
Nature, Vol. 401, pp. 46 , 49

1997

"Model for Subharmonic Waves in Granular Materials"
E. Cerda, F. Melo, S. Rica
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 79, pp. 4570 4570 , 4573

Proyectos vinculados

2016

Anillos Científicos

Black Carbon in the Andean Cryosphere
Director
R. Cordero
Investigadores principales
R. Cordero (Director)
Número de proyecto
ACT1410
Año de término:
2019
2013

Fondecyt Regular

Modified FM tips interacting with supported lipid bilayers: a thermal noise approach
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo
Investigadores asociados
Marcelo Kogan
Número de proyecto
1130922
Año de término:
2015
2010

Fondecyt Regular

Surface growth of CaCo3 in the presence of dermatan sulfated molecules: study of morphology and mechanics properties of 104 facet by atomic force microscopy
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo
Investigadores asociados
Jorge Pávez
Número de proyecto
Proyecto Fondecyt Nro 1100603
Año de término:
2012
Surface growth of caco3 in the presence of dermatan sulfated molecules: study of morphology and mechanical properties of {104} facet by atomic force microscopy
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo Hurtado
Número de proyecto
1100603
Año de término:
2013

Anillos Científicos

Nano and Micromechanics of Soft Matter Systems
Director
Enrique Cerda
Investigadores principales
Maritza Páez, Marcelo Kogan, Francisco Melo
Investigadores asociados
Roberto Bernal, Raúl Cordero, Eugenio Hamm, Francisco Vivanco
Número de proyecto
Anillo Act 95
Año de término:
2013
1999

Fondecyt Regular

Surface wave vorticity interaction
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo Hurtado
Número de proyecto
1990913
Año de término:
2001
1997

Fondecyt Regular

Parametric waves in granular materials and viscous fluids
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo Hurtado
Número de proyecto
1970682
Año de término:
1999
1995

Fondecyt Regular

Kinks instabilities in sand
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo Hurtado
Número de proyecto
1950285
Año de término:
1997
1994

Fondecyt Regular

Inestabilidad de faraday en la materia granular
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo Hurtado
Número de proyecto
1941115
Año de término:
1995
Inestabilidad de faraday en la materia granular
Investigadores principales
Francisco Melo Hurtado
Número de proyecto
1941115
Año de término:
1995

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Laboratorios en que participa