I am a Reader in Design Computation in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University.
My research investigates a range of new and emerging technologies for Architectural Design including Digital Computation and Synthetic Biology. I have MPhil and PhD degrees in Architecture from Cambridge University and an MSc in Synthetic Biology from Newcastle.
My current projects examine the use of engineered bacteria to create new materials and structures for the built environment and I collaborate with microbiologist, civil engineers and computer scientists.
How can we put bacterial ‘builders’ to work on a new generation of construction materials? Martyn Dade-Robertson explores the potential of synthetic biology and its role in building the cities of the future…