prof.dr. I. Gibson (Ian)

Full Professor

About Me

I am best known for my work in the area of Additive Manufacture or 3D Printing. I have been working in this field for over 25 years; long before it was considered '├žool'. As well as Professor in Design Engineering, I am Scientific Director of the University's Fraunhofer Project Centre in complex systems engineering.

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Engineering & Materials Science
3d Printers
Fusion Reactions
Selective Laser Melting
Surface Properties

Ancillary Activities

  • Emerald Publishing
    Editor of the Rapid Prototyping Journal
  • NSERC - Canada
    Scientific board member
  • Thomas Geer, Law Firm. Brisbane, Australia
    Expert witness


I mainly research into applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM). Work includes medical and architectural applications, design for AM, AM post-processing, multi-material AM and integration of AM with other manufacturing technologies. I am probably best known as co-editor of the Rapid Prototyping Q1 Journal (IF 2.4) and co-author of the Springer "Additive Manufacturing Technologies", which has attracted more than 3200 citations in Google Scholar.

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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