Oliver Gibson

PhD student, University of Michigan

Oliver is a senior from Boston, MA studying mechanical and aerospace engineering at Duke. Outside the lab, Oliver is the aero and structures lead for the Duke Hyperloop team and launches high powered rockets as the propulsion lead for Duke AERO. He races competitively on the Duke Men’s Club Rowing team and enjoys weight training, hiking, chess, and cooking.

Research Interests

Oliver is researching the effects of torsional loads on the bending, buckling, and dynamic behavior of a cantilevered plate. In spring 2021, he designed and constructed a testing rig to experimentally collect plate displacement data. He is continuing this work into the summer of 2021 and hopes to computationally model plate response using modal analysis. Oliver also hopes to assist in NACA 0012 NSV airfoil experiments in Duke’s wind tunnel.