Research themes cover a wide branch of topics including but not limited to (bio-)composites design and fabrication technologies for the building industry, application of diverse computational design and form-finding methods including topology optimisation and simulation strategies as well as lightweight constructional design themes. Additive and digital as well as robotic fabrication and assembly technologies are as well deeply researched and covered in additional to a wide branch of innovative multifunctional materials development and application including smart materials, biomaterials and living materials. Further themes include bio-inspired design methodologies including biomimetics in specific, mostly in a wide multidisciplinary criteria with biologists and engineers. Other research themes including AI- and AR- assisted design strategies as well as discretisation and constructional segmentation methods as well as new sustainability conceptual and applicable scenarios for closed-cycled futuristic buildings. In addition, topics like green façade technologies, vertical farming, bio-economy and bio-intelligence are similarly widely covered.

Funded Projects


Project: MML Materials Matter Lab – function follows fiction Project Type: Fellowship Fund for Innovation in High School Teaching Funding Body:  Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Hochschullehre Role: Principle Investigator Period: 2017– 2018

High Density Flexible BIO-Fibreboard

Project: Hochdichte flexible BIO-Faserplatte
Project Type: Research-Industrial Technology Transfer Project Grant
Funding Body:  University of Stuttgart
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2016– 2018


Project: PLUS – Sandwichelemente aus pflanzlichen Reststoffen mit integrierter Schall-und Wärmschutzfunktion
Project Type: Research-Industrial Project Grant
Funding Body:  BMEL- Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR), German Government
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2015– 2017