Mattia Bacca

Mattia Bacca

Mattia Bacca

Assistant Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Trento, Italy), Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of California, Santa Barbara), Member of ASME.
phone:  (604) 827-5076
fax:  604-822-2403
email: mbacca@mech.ubc.ca
website:  micronano.mech.ubc.ca
office:  ICICS 165

Research Interests

  • Multi-scale mechanics of materials and optimal design
  • Contact mechanics

Current Research Work

  • Optimal design of gecko-inspired dry adhesives

Selected Publications

Papers:
  • M. Bacca, R.M. McMeeking, “A viscoelastic constitutive law for hydrogels,” Meccanica, pp. 1–11, 2017.
  • M. Bacca, N.A. Fleck, R.M. McMeeking “A swell toughening strategy for elastomers having surface cracks,” Extreme Mechanics Letters, vol. 10, pp. 32–40, 2017.
  • M. Bacca, J.A. Booth, K.L. Turner, R.M. McMeeking, “Load sharing in bioinspired fibrillar adhesives with backing layer interactions and interfacial misalignment,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 96, pp. 428–444, 2016.
  • M. Bacca, R.M. McMeeking, “Latent heat saturation in microstructural evolution by severe plastic deformation,” International Journal of Plasticity, vol. 83, pp. 74–89.
  • M. Bacca, D. R. Hayhurst, R. M. McMeeking, “Continuous dynamic recrystallization during severe plastic deformation,” Mechanics of Materials, vol. 90, pp. 148-156, 2015.
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