Mattia Bacca

Mattia Bacca

Assistant Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Trento, Italy), Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of California, Santa Barbara)

phone:  (604) 827-5076
fax:  604-822-2403
email: mbacca@mech.ubc.ca
website:  https://me.ucsb.edu/~mattia.bacca/
office:  ICIS 165

Research Interests

  • Microstructural evolution under severe plastic deformation
  • Dry adhesion
  • Cell mechanics
  • Homogenization
  • Multi-scale mechanics
  • Acoustic metamaterials

Current Research Work

  • Bio-inspired dry adhesion and optimal design
  • Microstructural evolution of metal alloys

Selected Publications

Papers:

Conference Proceedings:

  • 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.