Nanotechnology has a crucial role in the development of emergent materials and technologies and has given us the power to observe and manipulate matter at the scale of molecules. The development of materials with unique properties holds the promise to assist us in addressing significant issues of the built environment.
This lecture will highlight the advantages to include architects and designers in the interdisciplinary endeavor that strives to accelerate a materials evolution that could help us adapt to the growing challenges set forth by climate change.
Martina Decker is an assistant professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the College of Architecture and Design. She is originally from Munich, Germany, where she received her professional architecture degree from the University of Applied Sciences.
Ms. Decker has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects that represent a penchant for interdisciplinary work, including: art installations, consumer products, and buildings. She and her firm Decker Yeadon LLC are known for their pursuit of design innovation through emergent materials, and work directly with various types of smart materials and nanomaterials. They investigate their properties, discover their capabilities, devise applications for them, and fabricate prototypes that demonstrate their potential. In the context of NJIT, Ms. Decker continues her interdisciplinary endeavors and her investigation of emergent materials and technologies in her Material Dynamics Lab.
Sponsored by the GSD Technology Platform as part the Adaptive Design lecture series.
Photo: Homeostatic Facade System courtesy of Decker Yeadon LLC
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