Prof. Bibb graduated from Brunel University with a BSc in Industrial Design in 1995 and then moved to the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) to undertake doctoral research in Rapid Prototyping. After obtaining his PhD, he remained at PDR to conduct research into the medical applications of product design and development technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D CAD, Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing. He established the Medical Applications group at PDR, which developed a medical modelling service for hospitals that continues to supply the vast majority of the UKs medical models. He moved to Loughborough University in June 2008 to teach industrial and product design and continue his research. His collaborative applied research has been presented at international conferences in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Egypt, Canada and the USA and published in more than 80 peer-reviewed papers.
In 2013 he founded the Design for Digital Fabrication research group. He became Professor of Medical Applications of Design in 2015 and is also Associate Dean - Research for Loughborough Design School