B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Trento, Italy), Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of California, Santa Barbara)
- Microstructural evolution under severe plastic deformation
- Dry adhesion
- Cell mechanics
- Multi-scale mechanics
- Acoustic metamaterials
Current Research Work
- Bio-inspired dry adhesion and optimal design
- Microstructural evolution of metal alloys
- M. Bacca, J. Booth, K. Turner, R. M. McMeeking (2016). Backing layer interactions and misalignment in bio-inspired fibrillar adhesives. Accepted for publicatin on J. Mech. Phys. Solids.
- M. Bacca, R. M. McMeeking (2016). Latent Heat Saturation in Microstructural Evolution by Severe Plastic Deformation. Accepted for publication on Int. J. Plasticity.
- M. Bacca, D. R. Hayhurst, R. M. McMeeking (2015). Continuous dynamic recrystallization during severe plastic deformation. Mech. Mater., v. 90, p. 148-156.
- M. Bacca, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, D. Veber (2013). Mindlin second-gradient elastic properties from dilute two-phase Cauchy-elastic composites. Part I: Closed form expression for the effective higher-order constitutive tensor. Int. J. Solids Struct., v. 50, p. 4010-4019.
- M. Bacca, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, D. Veber (2013). Mindlin second-gradient elastic properties from dilute twophase Cauchy-elastic composites Part II: Higher-order constitutive properties and application cases. Int. J. Solids Struct., v. 50, p. 4020-4029.
- M. Bacca, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, D. Veber (2013). Anisotropic effective higher-order response of heterogeneous Cauchy elastic materials. Mech. Res. Commun., 54, 63-71.
- M. Gei, D. Bigoni, A.B. Movchan and M. Bacca (2012). Band-gap properties of pre-stressed structures, in Acoustic Metamaterials – Negative refraction, imaging, lensing and cloaking, R.V. Craster, S. Guenneau (Eds.), Series in Materials Science, v. 166, Springer, ISBN 978-94-007-4813-2.
- M. Gei, S. Roccabianca, M. Bacca (2011). Controlling band gap in Electroactive Polymer-based structures. IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics, v. 16, p. 102-107.
- M. Bacca, R. McMeeking, D. Hayhurst. Microstructural Evolution of Crystalline Solid Materials under Severe Plastic Deformations. CERMODEL, Trento, Italy, July 2015.
- M. Bacca, R. McMeeking, D. Hayhurst. Microstructural Evolution of Crystalline Solid Materials under Severe Plastic Deformations. ASME, Montreal, CA, November 2014.
- M. Bacca, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, D. Veber. Homogenization of heterogeneous Cauchy-elastic materials leads to Mindlin second-gradient elasticity. GIMC, Rossano, Italy, June 2012.