Jonathan Gibbs
Jonathan P. Gibbs, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Engineer
Materials & Corrosion Engineering
  • Los Angeles

Dr. Gibbs specializes in failure analysis of engineering systems by combining his expertise in mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, materials science, and metallurgical engineering. Dr. Gibbs has performed failure analysis of a wide variety of applications related to maritime, corrosion, pipeline, power generation, automotive, aerospace, structural, and plumbing. He has experience working as a field engineer for technology development in Afghanistan focusing on rapid prototyping and engineering for military related applications. Additionally, Dr. Gibbs has experience with engine room operations and maintenance practices onboard commercial shipping vessels and is Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Dr. Gibbs studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering and an M.S. in materials science and engineering. His research interests have focused on mechanical testing and a multi-tiered approach to analyzing stress corrosion cracking of Ni-base superalloys in boiling water nuclear reactor environments and high temperature corrosion in supercritical CO2 of various engineering alloys. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Gibbs used scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, stereo-optical microscopy, focused ion beam microscopy, and atom probe tomography to evaluate metallurgical failure processes.

Dr. Gibbs received a B.S. in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He also has a Third Assistant Engineer’s License for motor, steam, and gas turbine vessels of unlimited horsepower.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2011
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2010
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • B.S., Marine Engineering Systems, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 2005, summa cum laude

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, #M37827

U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer License of Steam, Motor, or Gas Turbine Vessels of Unlimited Horsepower, License #2625792

Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Technician, Universal Certification, Certification #101132480

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 40 hour training, Certificate #784674

Publications

Gibbs JP. Stress corrosion cracking and crack tip characterization of Alloy X-750 in light water nuclear reactor environments. Thesis for Doctorate of Philosophy, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2011.

Gibbs JP. Corrosion of various engineering alloys in supercritical carbon dioxide. Thesis for Master of Science, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2010.

Gibbs JP. Power conversion system design for supercritical carbon dioxide cooled indirect cycle nuclear reactors. Thesis for Master of Science, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2008.

Hejzlar P, Driscoll MJ, Gibbs J, Gong Y, Kao SP. Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle for medium power applications. MIT-ANP-PR-117, 2007.

Gibbs JP, Hejzlar P, Gong Y, Driscoll MJ. Plant layout for a 1200 MWe direct Brayton Cycle GFR. American Nuclear Society, Conference Proceedings, Boston, MA, 2007.

Gibbs JP, Hejzlar P, Gong Y, Driscoll MJ. Applicability of supercritical CO2 power conversion systems to GEN-IV reactors. MIT-GFR-037, 2006.

Presentations

Gibbs JP. Stress corrosion cracking and crack tip characterization of Alloy X-750 in light water nuclear reactor environments. Ph.D. Defense Presentation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2011.

Gibbs JP, Ballinger RG, Jackson JH, Isheim D. Stress corrosion cracking of Alloy X-750 in boiling water reactors. 3rd International Forum on Multidisciplinary Education and Research for Energy Science, Ishigaki-Jima Island, Okinawa, Japan, 2010.

Gibbs JP, Ballinger RG, Jackson JH. Stress corrosion cracking of Alloy X-750 in boiling water reactors. Poster Presentation, Innovations in Nuclear Technology, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2009.

Gibbs JP, Hejzlar P, Gong Y, Driscoll MJ. Plant layout for a 1200 MWe direct Brayton Cycle GFR. American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2007.


Professional Affiliations

Metals, Minerals, and Materials Society (member)

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (member)

ASM International (member)

American Nuclear Society (member)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2011
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2010
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • B.S., Marine Engineering Systems, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 2005, summa cum laude

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, #M37827

U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer License of Steam, Motor, or Gas Turbine Vessels of Unlimited Horsepower, License #2625792

Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Technician, Universal Certification, Certification #101132480

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 40 hour training, Certificate #784674