1997 – 2000  Centre for Lightweight Structures, University of Bath – Bath, England
Doctor of Philosophy – thesis “Stressed Spline Structures” with Prof.M. Barnes and dr.C.J.K. Williams

1996 – 1997  Centre for Lightweight Structures, University of Bath – Bath, England
Master of Philosophy – thesis “Hybrid Tensegrity Structures”

1991 – 1995  Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath – Bath, England
B.Eng. (Hons.) Civil / Structural Engineering


07/2016 – present  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Associate Professor

02/2009 – 06/2016  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Assistant Professor

10/2006 – 09/2016 Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Brussels, Belgium
Affiliated with Department of Mechanics of Materials and Constructions

10/2004 – 12/2008  St-Lucas School of Architecture, Brussels and Ghent, Belgium
Part-time lecturer

10/2003 – 9/2006 Ney and Partners, Engineering Consultants, Brussels, Belgium
Senior Project Engineer

9/2002 – 9/2003 Jane Wernick Associates, Engineering Consultants, London, England
Project Engineer

9/2000 – 8/2002  Civil Engineering Department, University of Mauritius, Moka, Mauritius
Visiting Fellow in Structural Design and Analysis

3/1994 – 8/1994 Structwel Designers, Consulting Engineers, Mumbai, India
Structural Engineering Intern

3/93 – 8/93  Architektenwerkgroep, bOb Van Reeth Antwerp, Belgium
Architectural Engineering Intern


2018 American Society of Civil Engineers, George Winter Award, Fort Worth, Texas

2017  Visiting Professor, University of Ghent, Belgium

2017  Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching CEE546, Princeton University

2017 Distinguished Landsdowne Visitor, University of Victoria, Canada

2016 Visiting Professor, Roma University Tor Vergata, Italy

2016 Selected Participant Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program

2015 Alfred Rheinstein ’11 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship, Princeton University

2015 Tsuboi Award for most outstanding paper in the Proceedings of the 2014 IASS-SLTE Symposium

2015 Faculty Fellow McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Princeton University

2015 Selected Participant National Academy of Engineering’s 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2015 Top 25 Most Downloaded Paper ScienceDirect in Engineering, Computer-Aided Design, January-March 2015

2006 Fortis Starters Award for female entrepreneurs for project DigiShape

1996-1999 Full Ph.D. Scholarship, University of Bath, UK


Keynote Speaker IABSE Henderson Colloquium 2018, “Tailoring elastic deformation response in adaptive structures”, Christ College, University of Cambridge, July 2018.

Panelist, Form beyond Function, Intersection: Engineering and Art Symposium, Princeton University, April, 2018.

Panelist, FHWA and  NSF Smart and Connected Communities Workshop, Kansas City, April 2018.

Panelist, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Conference on Smart Cities and Innovations in Urban Government, Princeton, March 2018.

Keynote Speaker SPIRITS seminar, “Form Finding of Shells under Earthquake Loading”, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, November 2017.

Invited Speaker, “Shell Structures under natural hazards”, Tokyo Tech, Tokyo November 2017.

Invited Speaker, “In pursuit of better urban forms”, University of Ghent, Ghent, September 2017.

Guest Lecturer, “Hygroscopic Structures”American University of Cairo, Cairo, July 2017.

Invited Speaker, ‘Future of Design 2017’, IABSE US group, Many Cantor Center, New York City, April 2017.

Invited Speaker, ‘Shell Zeitgeist: Andre Paduart and Marcel Broodthaers’, Hauser & Wirth Bookshop and Roth Bar, New York City, March 2017.

Distinguished Landsdowne Speaker, ‘Resilient and Sustainable Structural Forms’, Department of Civil and Engineering and School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria (Canada), February 2017.

Invited Speaker, ‘In pursuit of better building forms’, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Cambridge (UK), December 2016.

Invited Speaker, ‘Form follows force’, TedX talk, George School, December 2016.

Keynote Speaker, ‘Form, Materials and Shells’, Sheffield University, Sheffield, November 2016.

Invited Speaker, ‘How form matters’, College of Architecture, Kent State University, October 2016.

Invited Speaker, ‘Structural Delights: Computation, Matter and Imagination’, São Paolo University, São Paolo, June 2016.

Speaker, ‘Sustainable Structural Form’, Bellagio, Rockefeller Foundation, May 2016.

Speaker, ‘In pursuit of sustainable structural forms’, Sustainable Agendas, School of Architecture, Princeton University, November 2015.

Keynote Speaker, ‘Structural form finding and optimization’, Concrete Light SPP1542 Annual Meeting, Ruhr-University, Bochum, October 2015.

Stream Speaker, ‘Compression and tension structures’, Institution of Structural Engineers International Conference 2015, Singapore, September 2015.

Invited Speaker ‘The beauty of lightweight structures’, joint seminar with K. Stockhusen from Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, São Paolo University, São Paolo, May 2015.

Invited Speaker, ‘Force-modeled structures for a future-oriented urban environment’, ENAC Structures and Materials seminar series, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, April 2015.

Invited Speaker, ‘Revisiting the force-modeled shells of Sergio Muscemi’, LaMS – Modeling and Simulation Lab scientific seminar, Roma Tre University, Rome, April 2015.

Invited Speaker ‘How a historian and a civil engineer look at the landscape and infrastructure’, Princeton Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment Princeton University, March 2015.

Invited Speaker, ‘Form Finding’, IBois research seminar, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, October 2014.

Invited Speaker, ‘Dialectic Form Finding’, Utzon(X) Symposium, Aalborg University, Aalborg, August 2014.

Invited Speaker, ‘Form and elasticity’, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering research seminar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, April 2014.

Invited Speaker, ‘Elastic structural shapes’, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering research seminar, University of California, Berkeley, March 2014.

Keynote Speaker, ‘Active bending’, 4th Design Modelling Symposium Berlin, University of the Arts, Berlin, October 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Active bending’, VI International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures – Structural Membranes 2013, Munich, October 2013.

Keynote Speaker, ‘Computation in shells’, WG13 IASS Symposium, Wroclaw, September 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Finding better forms for structures’, Department of Engineering research seminar, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, March 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Better urban shells’, Block Research Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Zurich, March 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Bending active forms’, Labo Navier, Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées, Paris, March 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘What I did next: structure and form’, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering research seminar, University of Bath, Bath, March 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Structural forms and forces’, School of Architecture seminar series, Biberach University of Applied Sciences, Biberach, March 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Shaping civil structures’, research seminar, TU Delft, Delft, March 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Shells: efficiency through form’, research seminar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, March 2013.

Invited Speaker, ‘Form finding and optimisation in civil structures’, Department of Civil Engineering Research Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, November 2012.

Invited Speaker,’Ivy + Sustainability’, Princeton University, panel member, April 2011.

Invited Speaker,’Women in Science, Princeton University, colloquium, March 2011.

Invited Speaker ‘Designing Pedestrian Bridges’, Guy Nordenson Associates, Engineering Firm, NYC, October 2010.

Invited Speaker, ‘Finding sustainable forms: exercises in structural design’, M. Eng. research seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, September 2010.

Invited Speaker,’A Grand Challenge: Creative Structural Design’, M.Eng. seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, November 2009.

Invited Speaker,’Form Finding and Digital Fabrication’,Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), Engineering Firm, NYC, June 2009.


2019 Scientific Committee Member, 7th Structural Engineering World Congress, Antalaya, September.

2019 Scientific Committee Member, International Conference FORM and FORCE 2019 IASS 60th Anniversary Symposium and 8th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures), Barcelona, October.

2018 International Advisory Board member, Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, September. 

2018 Co-Organizer, IASS Symposium 2018, with Prof. J. Ochsendorf and Prof. C. Mueller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Prof. John Abel (Cornell University) and B. Baker (SOM)

2018 Editorial Board Member, Thirteenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology (CST2018), Barcelona, September.

2018 Paper Committee Member, ROB|ARC 2018, National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich, September.

2018 Paper Committee Member, Advances in Architectural Geometry Conference (AAG), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, September.

2018 Scientific Committee Member, 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering, Victoria, April.

2018 Papers Committee, Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG), Chalmers, September

2017 Session Organizer ‘Disasters and extreme events’, IASS2017 Annual International Symposium, Hamburg,  September with Prof. R. Pauletti

2017 Steering Committee Member, Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG), Gothenburg, September

2017 Scientific Committee Member, Structural Membranes, Munich

2017 Scientific Committee Member, IASS2017 Annual International Symposium, Hamburg, September

2016 Workshop Organizer, ‘Form Finding of Surface Structures’, Tor Vergata University, Rome, December

2016 Scientific Committee Member, IASS2016 Annual International Symposium, Tokyo, September

2016 Structures co-chair, Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG), Zurich, September

2015 Special Session Co-Organizer, ‘Advances in Dynamic Relaxation Method’, Structural Membranes, Barcelona, October with Prof. R. Pauletti (University of São Paulo)

2015 Workshop Organizer, ‘Form Finding of Shell Structures’, Ruhr-University Bochum, October

2015 Scientific Committee Member, Design Modelling Symposium, Copenhagen, September

2015 Scientific Committee Member, IASS2015 Annual International Symposium: Future Visions, Amsterdam, August

2015 Special Session Co-Organizer, WG 5 ‘New directions for shell structures’ IASS2015 Annual International Symposium: Future Visions, Amsterdam, with Prof. P. Block (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich), August

2015 Scientific Committee Member, Third International Conference on Flexible Formwork ICFF2015, Amsterdam, August

2015 Workshop Organizer, ‘Form Finding and Sustainable Infrastructure’, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, May

2015 Workshop Organizer, ‘Form, Structure and Material’, Roma Tre University, Rome, April

2014 Scientific Committee Member, International Conference on Innovation in Architectural Design and Fabrication ICIADF2014, Toronto, July

2014 Scientific Committee Member, Twelfth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology CST2014, Naples, August

2014 Scientific Committee Member, IASS-LSTE 2014 Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints, Brasilia, September

2013 Scientific Committee Member, Design Modelling Symposium, Berlin, September

2013 Scientific Committee Member, CC2013 Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Cagliari, September

2013 Scientific Committee Member, IASS2013 Beyond the Limits of Man, Wroclaw, September

2013 Workshop Organizer, ‘Form Finding of Shell Structures’, HochSchule Biberach , Biberach, March

2012 Scientific Committee Member, ICFF2012 Second International Conference on Flexible Formwork, Bath, June

2012 Scientific Committee Member, CST2012 The Eleventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Dubrovnik, August

2011 Co-organizer of  The Fazlur Rahman Khan Distinguished Lecture Series and Opening of the exhibition “Fazlur Khan: Structural Artist of Urban Building Forms”,  co-organized with Prof.  Garlock, September

2011 Co-organizer of INSA Workshop, Princeton University, co-organized with Prof. Garlock and Prof. Billington, June

2010 Organizer on Workshop on Sustainable Design in developing Countries, for Engineers without Borders, October


2017 – present Elected Member, Executive Council of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures

2017  Guest Editor, special issueNew directions for shell structures‘, Journal of the International Journal of Shell and Spatial Structures

2017 –present Vice Chair, Esthetics in Design Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers

2016 Editor, proceedings ‘Advanced Architectural Geometry 2016 Conference’, Zurich

2015 Editor, Journal of Spatial Structures

2015 Review Editor, Structural Sensing (new Journal Frontiers in Built Environment)

2014 – present Co-Chair, Working Group 5 Shells, International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures, with Prof. P. Block (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)

2012-2017 Scientific Advisory Board Member, Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées, Paris


2018 Federal Grant Reviewer, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ,German Research Foundation

2017 – present Committee Member, Bio-Inspired Structures Committee , American Society of Civil Engineers

2017 Federal Grant Reviewer, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ,German Research Foundation

2016 Federal Grant Reviewer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Italian Agency for Research and University Evaluation

2015 Federal Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2013 Committee Member, Esthetics in Design Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers

2013 Member, Working Group 17, Historical Spatial Structures, International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures

2013 Member, Working Group 15 Structural Morphology, International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures

2009 present Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

2009 Member, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

2009present Member, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures

2009 Journal Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Automation in Construction, Computer-Aided Design, Computers and Structures, Engineering Structures, International Journal of Shell and Spatial Structures

2006 Federal Grant Reviewer, FNRS Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research Belgium | SEN3 and Foresight


The Resilient City: Conquering the sky (co-curated with Maria Garlock and Branko Glisic). Princeton University Global Forum (Shanghai, China Jan 2013).

The Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form (co-curated with Branko Glisic).  Princeton University Engineering Library (January 2013) Website:

Fazlur Khan: Structural Artist of Urban Building Forms (co-curated with Prof. Garlock).  Princeton University Engineering Library (September 9, 2011 – present).


Smart Mast (project with Prof. Glisic). Princeton University, Making Stuff (January 2011) and Princeton Annual SEE Expo (November 2011).



Lecture Classes:

CEE205  Mechanics of Solids – Fall 09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17

CEE262A Structures and the Urban Environment (one lecture and precept) – Spring 09 and 11, 12,13,14,15,16 and 17

CEE519 Elasticity and Geometry in Shells and Plates – Spring 2018

CEE546 Form Finding of Structural Surfaces – Spring 11, 12,14,16,17

EGR 194 An Introduction to Engineering (one lecture) -Spring 14, 15

ARC 510 Structural Analysis for Architecture – Fall 2014, 2016

 Studio Classes:

CEE473 A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures  (co-taught with Prof. Garlock and Prof. Glisic) – Fall 10, 12

VIS418-CEE418 Extraordinary Processes (co-taught with Prof. J.Scanlan) – Fall 2015, 16

EGR 219 Transformations (co-taught with Prof. N. Leonhard, Prof. A. Finkelstein, Prof. J. Snyders and Prof. M. Garlock)- Spring 2016, 2017

Independent Study Classes:

CEE376: Independent Study (undergraduate) – Spring  11,13,14,15,17 – Fall 14

CEE509: Directed Research (graduate) – 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17

CEE510: Research Seminar (graduate) – 10,11,12,13,14,15,17


Current Ph.D. Students

Victor Charpentier (Ph.D. Civil Engineering, ‘2018)

Tim Michiels (Ph.D. Civil Engineering, ‘2018)

Olek Niewiarowksi  (Ph.D. Civil Engineering, ‘ 2020)

Former post-doctoral student

Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos (Ph.D. ‘2012 , Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), now Assistant Professor at University of Miami

Post-doctoral research visitors

Professor Stefano Gabriele, Roma Tre University (4/14/2018-5/15/2018)

Professor Khalid Addi, University of Reunion (1/1/2017 – 6/30/2017)

Professor Ruy Pauletti, University of Sao Paulo (1/1/2016- 6/30/2016)

Professor Dr. Ing. Irmgard Lochner-Aldinger, Hochschule Biberach (9/1/2014-2/1/2015)

Professor Rajan Filomon Coelho, Université Libre de Belgique (7/1/2013-9/1/2013)

Professor Réne Motro, Université Montpellier II (1/1/2011-2/1/2011)

Former Ph.D. students

Edward Matthew Segal ‘2015, Characterization of polyester-rope suspended footbridges, now Assistant Professor at Hofstra University

Allison Beth Halpern ‘2014, Stability and serviceability optimization of footbridges, now project engineer at HNTB Corporation

Ashley Thrall ‘2011, Design and optimization of linkage-based movable bridge forms, co-advised by Prof. M. Garlock and Prof. D. Billington, now Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University

James Richardson ‘2012, Topology optimization of truss-like structures: from theory to practice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, co-advised by Prof. R. Coelho, now project engineer at Thornton Tomasetti

Tine Tysmans ‘2010, Design of anticlastic shell sin innovative textile reinforced concrete cement composites, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, co-advised by Prof. J. Wastiels, now Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Current master student

Andrew Rock ‘2018

Former master students

Olek Niewiarowksi ‘2017, Numerical Modeling of Submarine Nets, now Ph.D. student at Princeton University

Hannah Bands ‘2015, Performance-based design and analysis of pneumatic storm surge barriers, now project engineer at MacIntosh Engineering

Matthew Horner ‘2014, UV shading timber grid shells: design and construction, now Ph.D. Student at Lehigh University

Luca Nagy ‘2014, Implementation of a single-crease origami-arc for a movable footbridge structure, now Ph.D. Student at University of Toronto

Matthew Streeter ‘2014,Form finding and analysis of inflatable dams’ , now project engineer at SOM

Alex Jordan ‘2013, Material driven design for a chocolate pavilion, now project engineer at SOM

Daniel Reynolds ‘2013, now project engineer at Thornton Tomasetti

Meghan Krupka ‘2012, Numerical and physical form-finding of stresses membrane-spline systems, now project engineer at Severud Associates

Serguei Bagrianski ‘2012, A segmental approach to thin shell concrete structures

Graduate Student Research Awards

2017 Tim Michiels ‘2018, IASS 2017 Hangai Award ‘ Form Finding of Shells in Earthquake Zones’, Germany

2016 Olek Niewiarowksi ‘2017,  IASS 2016 Design Competition for Young Generation on New National Stadium Japan, Japan

2016 Victor Charpentier ‘2018,  Walbridge Graduate Award, PU

2016 Tim Michiels ‘2018, Thornton Tomasetti Student Innovation award

2015 Edward Matthew Segal ‘2015, Tsuboi Award for most outstanding paper in the Proceedings 2014 IASS-SLTE Symposium

2014 Tim Michiels ‘2018, Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship

2013 Hannah Bands ‘2015, Wu Fellow in Engineering, SEAS

2012 Edward Matthew Segal ‘2015, Sherrerd Fellow, CEE

2012 Allison Beth Halpern ‘2014, Sherrerd Fellow, CEE

2011 Edward Matthew Segal ‘2015, Upton Fellow in Engineering, SEAS

2011 Ashley Thrall ‘2011, Hangai Award for most meritorious paper written by a young talented researcher and presented at the 2011 IASS Symposium

Visiting Student Research Collaborators

Giulia Tomasello (Ph.D., Roma Tre University)(1/15/2018-6/15/2018)

Marcia Sato (Ph.D., Sao Paulo University) (7/1/17-12/31/17)

Lionel Peloux (Ph.D.,  Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées) (10/1/16-12/31/16)

Yousef Anastas (M.S.E., Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées) (5/1/2014-10/1/2014)

Victor Charpentier (M.S.E., Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées) (9/1/2013-8/1/2014)

James Richardson (Ph.D. 2014, Université Libre de Belgique) (5/12/2012-2/29/2013)

Hao Liu (Ph.D. 2014, Tsinghua University) (1/4/2012-8/16/2012)

Tine Tysmans (Ph.D.2010 , Vrije Universiteit Brussel) (10/10/2009-12/20/2009)

Doctoral Committee

Alessandro Liuti ‘2018, Design and Construction Interfaces: The Pneumatic Erection of Gridshells, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Evy Laura Maurice Slabbinck ‘2018, Multiple states of equilibrium for bending-active (tensile) structures, ITKE, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Omar Aloui ‘2018, Design-constrained and performance-based form finding of tensegrity structures, University of Miami, USA.

Fabio Bazzucchi ‘2017, Shallowed-dome structures and interaction between buckling and snap-through, Doctoral School of Politecnico di Torino, Italy 

Kaloyana Kostova ‘2016, Design and Constructability of fabric-formed concrete elements reinforced with FRP materials, Bath University, UK

Frederic Tayeb ‘2015, Simulation du comportement mécanique non-linéaire de gridshells composés de poutres élancées en matériaux composites et de sections quelconques, Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées

Dorotea Sigurdottir ‘2015, Strain-based monitoring methods for beam-like structures, PU

Jonathan Glassmann ‘2015, Web shear buckling of steel plate girders under fire, PU

Negar Elhami Khorasani ‘2015, A probalistic framework for multi-hazard evaluations of buildings and communities subject to fire and earthquake scenarios, PU

Yao Yao ‘2015, Direct damage detection using advanced sensing technologies, PU

Seyed Sina Nabei ‘2014, Mechanical form finding of timber fabric structures, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Caitlin Mueller ‘2014, Computational exploration of the structural design space, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Benoit Deschamps ‘2013, Optimal shaping of lightweight structures, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Hiba Abdel-Jaber, PU


Senior Thesis Advisees

Michael Cox ‘2017

Demi Fang ‘2017

James Gales ‘2017

Kimberley Perez ‘2017

Russell Archer ‘2016

Aaron Katz ‘2016, An evaluation of the earthquake loading capacity of rammed earth walls

Lu Lu ‘2016

Dennis Smith ‘2016, Seismic and Lighting Analysis of Felix Candela’s Bacardi Rhum Factory

Cristina Laura Anastase ‘2015, Comfort in outdoor spaces: an exploration of the urban microclimate

Denisa Buzatu ‘2015, Design and analysis of a deployable programmable origami structure

Michael Manhard ‘2015, Investigating the effects of different supporting structures on the performance of competition diving boards

Irmak Erman Eruz ‘2014, A methodology for the preliminary design process of a bulged diagrid tall building

Bar Shabtai ‘2014, The application of machine learning to active tensegrity structures

Mariam Nadjia Laura Wahed ‘2014, Boundary conditions and structural form: a comparative analysis of Pier Luigi Nervi’s sports stadia

Victoria Richardson ‘2013, Adaptable tensegrity modules, co-advised by dr. G. Herring

Katelyn Scanlan ‘2013, A Sustainable Solution for Terrace Club of Princeton, co-advised by Prof. R. Harris

Sabrina Siu ‘2013, Investigation into sun shading applications of electroactive polymers, co-advised with Prof. S. Wager (Department of Electrical Engineering)

Peter Szerzo ‘2013, Spoke wheel membrane structures, co-advised by Ing. M. Stein, Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, NYC

Nathan Brown ‘2012, Structural and geometric feasibility study of hypar Shells

Daniel Fletcher ‘2012, Barrier island system in New York Harbor, co-advised by Prof. G.Nordenson, (School of Architecture) and Prof. H. Stone (Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)

Sarah Lux ‘2012, The evolution of the American synagogue, co-advised by Prof. P. Lewis (School of Architecture)

Daniel Weiss ‘2012, Forms for  vaulted systems for abandoned churches

Tina Yuting ‘2012, Smart forms using dielectric elastomers, co-advised by Prof. S. Wagner (Department of Electrical Engineering)

Daneeka Abellard ‘2011, Plybamboo in Haiti: a feasibility study of the use of laminated bamboo lumber for bridge construction in Haiti

Scott Huang ‘2011, Parametric statics: automated graphical methods for design, analysis and form finding

Megan Prier ‘2011, Responding to Nigeria’s building challenges: a bamboo dome design for a Nigerian School

Maryanne Wachter ‘2011, Structurally efficient timber grid shell nodes: a case study of the Scunthorpe Sports Academy

Lauren Clark ‘2010, The true cost of construction: an analysis of the carbon dioxide emissions from the materials used in the Streicker bridge

Gregor Horstmeyer ‘2010, Glass hypar shells

Ben Sitler ‘2010, Integrated digital design to construction workflow: from a structural engineer’s perspective

Undergraduate student research awards

2017 Demi Fang ‘2017, CEE David W. Carmichael Prize and SEAS Mc Cracken Senior Thesis Award

2016 Aaron Katz ‘2016, CEE Book Award

2015 Denisa Buzatu ‘2015, CEE Book Award and SEAS Mc Cracken Senior Thesis Award

2015 Michael Manhard ‘2015, CEE David W. Carmichael Prize and SEAS George J. Mueller Award

2014 Irmak Erman Eruz ‘2014, CEE Book Award and Moles Award

2013 Peter Szerzo ‘2013, CEE W. Mac Angus Prize

2012 Nathan Brown ‘2012, CEE W. Mac Angus Prize

2011 Maryanne Wachter ‘2011, CEE David W. Carmichael Prize

2010 Gregor Horstmeyer ‘2010, CEE Moles Award and SEAS George J. Mueller Award

Independent study advisees

Amber Lin ‘2019, Erosion protection measures for rammed earth walls (Fall 2016)

Aaron Katz ‘2016, Form finding techniques in Musmeci’s work (Spring 2015)

Julia Wilcots ‘2016, Topology optimization using the homogenization method for basic structural elements (Fall 2015)

Bar Shabtai ‘2014, Dynamic relaxation (Spring 2013)

Peter Szerzo ‘2013, Geometry and structural analysis of deployable pantograph structures (Spring 2011)

Summer research interns

Oliver Sapon, high school student Princeton, Summer 2017

Ajun Wit, high school student Princeton, Summer 2017

Emre Robbe, high school student Washington DC, Summer 2017

Nyema Wesley ‘2019, funded by Fred Fox Fund, PU, Summer 2016

Katie Kennedy ‘2018, funded by National Science Foundation, Summer 2016

Amber Lin ‘2019, funded by ACEE, Summer 2016

Jacob Essig, high school student Pennington School, Summer 2016

Marcio Sartorelli, University of Sao Paulo, funded by PU-USP Strategic Partnership, Summer 2016

Andrew Percival ‘2017, funded by Council for Science and Technology, School of Architecture, PU, Summer 2015

Pedro Raposo, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Summer 2014

Demi Fang ‘2017, funded by Office of the Dean of the College, PU, Summer 2014

Denisa Buzatu ‘2015, funded by ACEE, PU, Summer 2013

Mariam Nadjia Laura Wahed ‘2014, funded by ACEE, PU, Summer 2012

Daneeka Abellard ‘2011, funded by High Meadows Fund, PU, Summer 2010

Lauren Clark ‘2010, funded by High Meadows Fund, PU, Summer 2010

Charles Evans ‘2010, funded by High Meadows, PU, Summer 2010S

Princeton University Service

Director of Graduate Studies – Spring 2018

Council for International Teaching and Research – Member (Spring 2018 – Fall 2022)

Fellowship Committee, Faculty Committee on the Graduate School – Member (2017-2018)

President’s Advisory Committee on Architecture – Member (Spring 2017-2020)

Maker Space Working Group – Member (Spring 2017)

Search Committee CEE Department – Chair (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy  – Appointed member, Princeton University (Spring 2017)

Council Princeton University Community – Appointed Executive Committee Member , Princeton University (Spring 2017)

SEAS tenure faculty Mentoring – Panel member, 2016

CEE Engineering and the Liberal Arts Program – Track Advisor 2016

Andlinger Energy Efficiency/Buildings Group – Committee member 2016

SEAS Freshman Year Study – Committee member 2016

University Research Board – Committee member (2016-2020)

Equilibrium, Studio Meredith – jury member, School of Architecture, PU (2015)

Affiliated Faculty, School of Architecture, Princeton University 2015, 2016

Affiliated Faculty, Princeton-Mellon Initiative, 2014-2017

Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Academics and Awareness – Committee Member (2015)

McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning – Faculty Fellow (2014-2017)

SEAS Self-Study Committee: BSE Undergraduate Program – committee member (2014-present)

Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy  – Elected member, Princeton University (2013-2016)

Council Princeton University Community – Elected Executive Committee Member , Princeton University (2013-2016)

Program in Urban Studies –committee member , Princeton University (2012-2020)

Architecture and Engineering Program – committee memberPrinceton University (2011-2017, 2017- 2022)

Robotics and Intelligent Systems Program – committee member, Princeton University (2011-present)

Civ / Arc track – advisor, Princeton University (Fall 2012)

ARC503 Integrated Building Studio – jury member, School of Architecture, Princeton University (2012).

Unflat Inevitabilities Option Studio – jury member, School of Architecture, MIT (2015)

Global Forum: Future of the City –member, Princeton University (2012-2013)

Freshman open house – presenter, CEE, (2011,2013,2014)

Princeton Preview -presenter, CEE, (2013,2014,2015)

SEAS Strategic Planning Workshop – organizer “Urban Resilience” Session (2014)

SEAS Major Fair CEE- presenter (2011,2014)

Freshman Class – advisor (2011-present)

Mathey College –  Faculty Fellow  (2011-present)