Professor Gibson teaches two subjects at MIT: 3.032 Mechanical Behavior of Materials, a required subject for the undergraduate DMSE major and 3.054, Cellular Solids: Structure, Properties and Applications, an upper level undergraduate/graduate subject. Both subjects are also offered online, through edX, as 3.032x and 3.054x.
Professor Gibson has previously taught undergraduate subjects on structural engineering and fluid mechanics, a graduate subject on mechanical behavior of materials and freshman seminars on topics ranging from the development of structural forms over millenia to engineering principles in birds and trees to biomimicking.
Working with MITx, MIT's online education initiative, Professor Gibson has produced two videos aimed at a broader, more general audience. One is on Robert Hooke's book Micrographia, from 1665, one of the first books to show illustrations of objects as seen through a microscope. And the other is on woodpeckers and how they avoid brain injury when they peck. Read more on our Video page.