Victor Charpentier

I am a visiting second year master’s student from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris. I’ve studied civil engineering in France at the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat in Lyon and at the Ecole des Ponts et Chausees in Paris. I’m working at Prof. Adriaenssens’ Form Finding Lab in the Fall of 2013 to do my master’s thesis in the CEE department of Princeton University.

My work is focused on lightweight structures, adaptive structures and computational design. During my thesis I’m working on the design of a novel bio-mimetic smart shading device. I aim at characterizing Aldrovanda vesiculosa’s (the waterwheel plant) movements and at deriving designs and numerical models for smarter facade shading modules. The final goal is to find new ways to regulate the temperature inside of buildings and reduce energy consumption.

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