Professor Gibson is selected as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's top award for undergraduate teaching.
Professor Gibson presents a talk on 3.032x, the MITx online version of 3.032, at the North American Materials Education Symposium.
Rachel Ellison completes her SB thesis on toughness testing of Moso bamboo.
Borrega M and Gibson LJ (2015) Mechanics of balsa wood. Mechanics of Materials, available online Feb 19, 2015.
Sample CS, Xu AK, Swartz SM and Gibson LJ (2015) Young's modulus and hardness of cricket wing from nanoindentation tests. Journal of Insect Physiology, available online Feb 3, 2015.
Prof. Gibson launches 3.032x Mechanical Behavior of Materials, on online
Patrick Dixon presents at the World Congress on Timber Engineering in Quebec
Patrick Dixon’s paper, The structure and mechanics of Moso bamboo
appears in J. Royal Society Interface online. (J. R. Soc. Interface 2014 11,
20140321, published 23 July 2014).
Postdoc Sardar Malekmohammadi joins the group to work on the balsa
UROP Caitlin Sample presents at the Society of Integrative and Comparative
Biology Meeting in Austin, TX.
Kevin Chen completes SM degree in Mechanical Engineering, finishing his
thesis on composite aerogel panels.
Postdoc Marc Borrega joins the group to work on the balsa project.
Patrick Dixon joins the group to work on Structural Bamboo Products.
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.
"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.
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
Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine is published by Cambridge
University Press (co-authored by Lorna J Gibson, Michael F Ashby and Brendan A
New York Times article on the bi-layer osteochondral scaffold developed as
part of our Cambridge-MIT Institute project.