Department of Physics

Rommel G. Bacabac, Ph.D.

Full Professor


A.B. Classical Philosophy, Christ the King Mission Seminary, 1986
B.S. Physics, University of San Carlos, 1993
M.S. Experimental Physics, Vrije Universiteit, 1999
Ph.D. Physics, Vrije Universiteit, 2001


Bone cell mechanosensitivity, microgravity, biopolymer mechanics, microrheology, microfluidics, artificial tissue constructs, bone tissue engineering

Recent Publications:

1. Van Oers RFM, Klein-Nulend J, Bacabac RG. “The Osteocyte as an Orchetrator of Bone Remodelling: An Engineer’s Perspective,” Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 12(1), 2-13 (2014).

2. Klein-Nulend J, van Oers RFM, Bakker AD, Bacabac RG. “Nitric Oxide Signaling in Mechanical Adaptation of Bone,” Osteoporosis International, 25(5), 1427-1437 (2013).

3. Jansen KA, Bacabac RG, Piechocka IK, Koenderink GH. “Cells actively stiffen fibrin networks by generating contractile stress,” Biophysical Journal, 105(10), 2240-2251 (2013).

4. Klein-Nulend J, Bakker AD, Bacabac RG, Vatsa A, Weinbaum S. “Mechanosensation and Transduction in Osteocytes,” Bone, 54(2), 182-190 (2013).

5. Bacabac RG, Van Loon JJWA. “Stress Response by Bone Cells and Implications on Microgravity Environment,” Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 8(4), 179-188 (2011).

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