UNIRSMPeople Michael Bacciocchi

Michael Bacciocchi

Reception hours

It is received by appointment, by e-mail.

Biographical profile

Born in San Marino on 3 October 1990, in 2012 he graduated with honors in Civil Engineering at the University of Bologna with a thesis in Structural Science entitled "Static analysis of the roof slab of the Torraccia Church".

In 2014 he obtained the Master's Degree with honors in Civil Engineering (Structures curriculum), at the University of Bologna defending a thesis in Structural Dynamics entitled "Higher Order Theories for Double Curvature Structures in Anisotropic Material".

He obtained the title of PhD in Civil, Environmental and Materials Chemistry Engineering at the University of Bologna in 2018, defending a PhD thesis entitled “Higher-order Strong and Weak Formulations for Arbitrarily Shaped Doubly-Curved Shells Made of Advanced Materials”.

He was Research Scholar at Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas) in the period September 2016 – February 2017, under the supervision of Prof. JN Reddy.

He was a research fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental Chemistry and Materials (DICAM) of the University of Bologna) until 2018.

He was Adjunct Professor at the University of the Republic of San Marino for the Degree Course in Civil Engineering from 2018 to 2021.

Since December 2021 he has been a Researcher at the University of the Republic of San Marino.

He obtained the National Scientific Qualification for the functions of second level university professor in the Competition Sector 08/B2 - Construction Science (achievement: 03/06/2022; deadline: 03/06/2032)


The complete list of publications (journal articles, conference proceedings, books, theses) can be consulted at following link.

Research interests

The research activity is mainly focused on the numerical analysis of structures (beams and plates), through the development of techniques based on the finite element method (FEM). The analyzes are extended to innovative composite materials. The main topics are summarized below:

  • Mechanics of structures (plate theory, beam theory).
  • Computational mechanics (Finite Element method).
  • Viscoelasticity.
  • Non-local elasticity.
  • Innovative materials (laminated composite materials, Carbon nanotubes, multiphase composites).