Christoph Klemmt. Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati

Prof. Christoph Klemmt graduated from the Architectural Association in London in 2004 and has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects for several years. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning at the University of Cincinnati, where he researches and teaches computational design and robotic fabrication. He has lectured and given workshops at the Architectural Association, Nottingham University, the University of Wuppertal, AA Visiting School, Tsinghua University and Tongji University. http://orproject.com/

Mara Marcu. Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati

Mara Marcu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the United States, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and founder of MM13. Mara Marcu received her Master of Architecture from Harvard GSD in 2009 and her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in 2005. She is also a graduate of the International Master Class with Glenn Murcutt – Australia and Ghost Lab 7 with Brian MacKay-Lyons – Canada. Her teaching and research focus on providing for a digital and material workflow that connects design, fabrication, and culture-specific topics. Mara was awarded the Best in Show Design Award upon graduation by the University of Houston and is the recipient of the University of Virginia Fellowship in 2011. http://www.maramarcu.com/

Ming Tang, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati

Ming Tang is an Associate Professor at School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati. He is a registered Architect, the founding partner of TYA Design. The firm has won numerous design awards, including, the first prize of d3 Natural System, IAAC self-sufficient housing contest, and Chichen Itza lodge museum design. Before he teaches at the University of Cincinnati, he led the Electronic Design program ( Digital Design + Computation) at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was a professor in the Architecture Department. He has worked with Michigan State University’s M.I.N.D Lab, University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, and China Architecture Design & Research Group. He holds Master of Architecture Degree from Tsinghua University, Maser of Art Degree in Digital Media and Technology from Michigan State University, and Maser of Final Art degree in Interactive and Game Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. His research includes parametric design, digital fabrication, building information modeling, performance driven design, virtual reality, and Geographic Information System. He published in various international conferences, journals, and books. He is the author of the book, urban paleontology, evolution of urban forms. His recent book, Parametric Building Design with Autodesk Maya, is published by Routledge in 2014. http://ming3d.com/


Ameya Chamnikar. Graduate Student. Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. University of Cincinnati

Mr. Ameya Chamnikar received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, India in 2014. He worked one and half year for Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. before joining University of Cincinnati for his master’s. He served as a technologist on a telehealth robot research project that evaluated the product and the health outcomes of combining to products together. He is also working in the College of Nursing gaining healthcare prospective and engagement with end users. Recently he started working with College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning professors on a robotics project that is evaluating use of robotics in construction of complex structures. He conducts multiple on campus robotics workshop for high school kids. He is working on Controller Design and Energy Optimization for Lower Limb Exoskeleton for his master’s thesis and his current research interest includes robotics, controls and dynamics, adaptive control, genetic algorithm, simulated annealing.