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Lorna J. Gibson

MATOULA S. SALAPATAS PROFESSOR OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Professor Lorna Gibson studies the mechanical behavior of materials, specializing in materials with a cellular structure, such as engineering honeycombs and foams, scaffolds for regenerative engineering, and natural materials such as wood, bamboo and plant leaves and stems. She is the co-author of several books:  Cellular Solids: Structure and Properties (with MF Ashby), Metal Foams: A Design Guide, (with MF Ashby, AG Evans, NA Fleck, JW Hutchinson and HNG Wadley) and Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine (with MF Ashby and BA Harley).

Professor Gibson teaches 3.032 Mechanical Behavior of Materials and 3.054 Cellular Solids: Structure, Properties and Applications. Both are also available online through edX (3.032x and 3.054x).  In Fall 2017 she will also be teaching a Freshman Seminar: How Birds Work.  Professor Gibson is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's top award for undergraduate teaching. She has served as Chair of the Faculty and Associate Provost at MIT.

 

Room: 8-135

Phone: 617-253-7107

Email: ljgibson@mit.edu

Curriculum Vitae
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Mindy Wu

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Mindy is a sophomore studying Materials Science and Engineering. She is currently working on a project measuring the mineral content of the bone in the wings of birds.  Interested in sustainability, she hopes to work on materials that will help with clean energy and reduce waste. In her free time she enjoys ceramics, reading, and looking at National Audubon photos of birds.

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Sandra A. Crawford

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Coordinator of faculty and student travel arrangements, visiting scholar appointments, procurement of lab and office supplies, and reconciler of research and discretionary spending.

Room: 8-135

Phone: 617-253-0495

Email: crawfjen@mit.edu

Previous PhD students

Patrick Dixon

Biraja Kanungo

STAFF PRODUCT ENGINEER, LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION

Brendan Harley (co-supervised with IV Yannas)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UIUC

Matt Dawson (co-supervised with GH McKinley)

INVESTMENT MANAGER, STATOIL TECHNOLOGY INVEST

Tara Arthur

CONSULTANT, SINGAPORE

Toby Freyman (co-supervised with IV Yannas)

SHIRE PHARMACEUTICALS

Leon Wegner

PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

Tony Simone

MANAGING DIRECTOR, JP MORGAN CHASE

Wynn Sanders

CAMBRIDGE STREET VENTURES

Catherine Ford (co-supervised with WC Hayes)

PRESIDENT, EXPONENT

Matt Silva (co-supervised with WC Hayes)

PROFESSOR, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Amy Courtney (co-supervised with TA McMahon and WC Hayes)

MANAGER, BIOMECHANICS, EXPONENT

Gebran Karam

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Ed Guo (co-supervised with TA McMahon and WC Hayes)

PROFESSOR, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Jong-Shin Huang

PROFESSOR, NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN

Tim Tonyan

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CTL GROUP

Thanasis Triantafillou

PROFESSOR, UNIV. PATRAS, GREECE

Previous PostDocs

Sardar Malek

LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OF SYDNEY

Marc Borrega

SENIOR SCIENTIST, VTT, FINLAND

Partha Ganguly

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION, BAKER HUGHES

Erik Andrews

Fergal O'Brien

PROFESSOR, ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF IRELAND

Debbie Chachra

PROFESSOR, OLIN COLLEGE

Olivia Kesler

PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Antonio Makiyama

FOUNDER, VIVAX (STROKE REHABILITATION STARTUP)