September 2012

Patrick Dixon joins the group to work on Structural Bamboo Products.

August 2012

Lorna Gibson's paper "Hierarchical structure and mechanics of plant materials" is published online in J. Royal Society Interface.

Lorna Gibson delivers the opening keynote talk at Plant Biomechanics conference in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Sandra Crawford-Jenkins joins the group as administrative assistant.

March 2011

"A Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT, 2011"; Professor Gibson chaired the committee reviewing the status of women faculty in Engineering. Press coverage in Science, the NY Times, Boston Globe, National Public Radio.

November 2010

ChondroMimetic, a collagen based implant for the treatment of small osteochondral joint surface lesions, initially developed as part of our Cambridge-MIT Institute project, is commercialized for use in Europe by Tigenix.

September 2010

Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine is published by Cambridge University Press (co-authored by Lorna J Gibson, Michael F Ashby and Brendan A Harley).

August 2009

New York Times article on the bi-layer osteochondral scaffold developed as part of our Cambridge-MIT Institute project.