Lorna J. Gibson

 

 


 

Professor Lorna Gibson graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. She was an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia for two years before moving to MIT where she is currently the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Her research interests focus on the mechanics of materials with a cellular structure such as engineering honeycombs and foams, natural materials such as wood, palm and bamboo and medical materials such as trabecular bone and tissue engineering scaffolds. She is the co-author of Cellular Solids: Structure and Properties (with MF Ashby) and of Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine (with MF Ashby and BA Harley). Recent projects include aerogels for thermal insulation; nanofibrillar cellulose foams; and the mechanics of plant materials. At MIT, she has served as Chair of the Faculty and Associate Provost.

More info: http://dmse.mit.edu/faculty/profile/gibson




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Nov 9th 2016

Explore materials from the atomic to the continuum level, and apply your learning to mechanics and engineering problems. All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose.

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Oct 12th 2016

Explore materials from the atomic to the continuum level, and apply your learning to mechanics and engineering problems.

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Sep 7th 2016

Explore materials from the atomic to the continuum level, and apply your learning to mechanics and engineering problems. All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose. This course is the first of three in a series of mechanics courses from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Taken together, these courses provide similar content to the MIT subject 3.032: Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

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May 11th 2016

Learn how to apply models for cellular materials to natural materials such as wood, cork, monocotyledon leaves, skulls, palm and bamboo.

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Apr 6th 2016

Learn how to apply foam models to trabecular bones and osteoporosis as well as to scaffolds for tissue engineering. In this engineering course, we will explore cellular solids in medicine, including trabecular bone mechanics, the increased risk of bone fracture due to trabecular bone loss in patients with osteoporosis, the development of metal foam coatings for orthopedic implants, applying foam models to tissue engineering scaffolds and the design of a porous scaffold for tissue engineering that mimics the body's own extracellular matrix.

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Jan 27th 2016

Learn how to model the mechanical properties of honeycombs and foams and to apply the models to material selection in engineering design.

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