Ursula Gibson is professor of physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is currently doing research on the development of optical materials, using nanotechnology.
Ursula Gibson received her Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1982. She has been an associate professor at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. She has also held several visiting positions, including the United States Air Force Academy, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Tampere University of Technology in Finland, Chalmers University in Sweden and the University of Queensland in Australia. Gibson was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2008 to fund research on “Nanostructured ZnO for Wood Preservation”. In 2017, she was elected to be the 2019 president of the Optical Society. Today, in addition to being professor at NTNU, Ursula Gibson simultaneously holds adjunct professorships at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and at Dartmouth College.
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