Dr. Serban Bodea

Serban Bodea is a Romanian-born architect with expertise in computation and automation of lightweight structures. He holds a Doctorate in robotically-assisted construction of fiber-reinforced polymers from the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. Within this context, he contributed to automated lightweight construction, verifying his research through projects such as the award-winning BUGA Fibre Pavilion (2019) and the ITECH LivMatS Pavilion (2021).

Serban joined the BRG in August 2021 as a post-doctoral researcher in the NCCR Digital Fabrication within the “Lightweight flexible formworks” research stream. His work here includes KnitNervi - An actively-bent, knitted formwork for ribbed concrete shells opened in 2022 at the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, in Rome, Italy. Presently, he coordinates Future Cities Lab’s Urban Biocycles Mycelium Digitalisation research programme on behalf of the chairs of Digital Building Technologies and the Block Research Group and teaches the recurring ETH course Computational Structural Design II.



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