Lorna Gibson Professor Lorna J. Gibson is the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Her research interests focus on the mechanical behaviour of materials with a cellular structure, such as engineering honeycombs and foams, tissue engineering scaffolds and natural materials such as wood, cork, trabecular bone and plant parenchyma.

Room: 8-135
Telephone: 617 253-7107
Fax: 617 258-6275 
Email: ljgibson@mit.edu

Curriculum Vitae



Administrative Assistant


Sandra Crawford-Jenkins Sandra Crawford-Jenkins

Room: 8-135
Telephone:(617)253-0495
Email: crawfjen@MIT.EDU



Postdoctorals


Sardar Malek Sardar Malek

Sardar is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT working on the numerical modelling of balsa wood and honeycomb structures. He received his MASc degree in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids) and his PhD degree in Civil Engineering (Structures) from The University of British Columbia (Canada). His research interests include multi-scale modelling of advanced materials with complex microstructures, viscoelasticity and processing of thermoset composites.

Room: 8-032
Telephone: 617-253-5299
Email: my first name [at] mit.edu




Graduate Students


Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon is a first year Materials Science & Engineering graduate student, working towards a PhD. Currently, he is working on the characterization of bamboo’s mechanical properties and structure. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology for his undergraduate education. His interests include composite mechanics and materials characterization. He enjoys running and swimming.

Undergraduate Research Assistant



Peter Augusciak



Past Members