News: Lorna J. Gibson

2017 Fall Wulff Lecture

  Fantastic Feather: Form and Function When we think of birds, we think of feathers. Feathers give birds their color, from the bright red of a male Cardinal to the iridescent reds and greens of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Feathers keep birds warm and dry: down…  

School of Engineering awards for 2017

Lorna Gibson, the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a professor of mechanical engineering, won the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, given to a faculty member whose contributions have been characterized by dedication, care, and creativity. Mary…  

MIT Awards Ceremony 2017

  Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art AwardsRachel Osmundsen ‘ 17  Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising - Elsa Olivetti Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching…  

Architected ceramics

MIT and Professor Lorna Gibson collaborated with two Engineering departments at Harvard University to develop a new method to 3D-print materials with significant absorbency using a ceramic foam ink. …  

Professor Lorna Gibson receives Ellen Swallow Richards award from TMS

The 2017 TMS Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award will be presented to Professor Lorna Gibson at a conference this coming spring. This award recognizes an individual who, in the remarkable pioneering spirit of Ellen Swallow Richards, has helped or inspired others to overcome personal,…  

Built to Peck

Lorna Gibson’s twin passions for birding and innovative instruction have generated a “first” for MITx: an eight-part, short-form video series designed for public viewing. “I’ve long wanted to do a project on how birds work from an engineering perspective,” says Gibson, a…  

Research and Education Initiatives, 2015-16

Here's a quick video update on research and education initiatives from DMSE. Professor Chiang offers his perspective on energy research, Professor Gibson describes DMSE's online educational offerings, Professor Fitzgerald explains DMSE's international collaboration with universities in…  

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Part 1: Linear Elastic Behavior

All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose. 3.032.1x:  Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Part 1: Linear Elastic Behavior will be offered on the edX platform, starting in September.  This course, taught by Professor Lorna Gibson, is the…  

Professor Gibson named a MacVicar Fellow

Four MIT professors have been named 2015 MacVicar Faculty Fellows, awarded for exceptional undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and educational innovation. This year’s honorees are Arthur Bahr, the Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Associate Professor of Literature;…  

Studying bamboo structure

Professor Lorna Gibson and her colleagues study bamboo for engineered building material, similar to plywood. See the News Office for the full story. …  

Mechanical Properties of Plants

Professor Lorna Gibson is researching the mechanical properties of plants:  Plants are made up of just 4 basic building blocks (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and pectin - yes, the stuff you use to make jam gel) yet  the different arrangements of these 4 materials in plants gives rise…  

Prof. Gibson to present Wulff Lecture

Cellular Materials in Engineering, Nature, and Medicine Prof. Lorna J. Gibson   Tuesday, November 8, 2011 4:30–5:30 pm Room 10-250 Reception immediately following   Engineering honeycombs and foams,…  

New book by Prof. Gibson available Sept. 2010

Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine, Lorna J. Gibson, Michael F. Ashby, and Brendan A. Harley Bringing to life the fascinating structures and unique mechanics of natural and biomedical cellular materials, this book is an expert guide to the subject for graduates and researchers.…