Welcome to the Micro & Nano Mechanics Lab, headed by Professor Mattia Bacca, as part of the Applied Mechanics Division of Mechanical Engineering at UBC, Vancouver. Our goal is to develop mathematical and numerical models aimed at understanding the physics of materials at the micrometric and nanometric length scales. Our research is driven by natural curiosity and inspired by the necessity of advancing the development of emerging technology via multiscale material design. Our research has given contributions in the mechanical-driven microstructural evolution of metals, bio-inspired dry adhesives, toughened elastomers, visco-elastic gels, homogenization of composite materials and acoustic metamaterials.
If you are interested in joining our micro & nano mechanics research group as an undergraduate, graduate student or as a postdoctoral fellow, please contact Professor Mattia Bacca.