Joshua Jordan Van Zak, MS Candidate

Joshua Jordan Van Zak


Research Assistant
E14-433B
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About

Josh is a Research Assistant in the Mediated Matter Group who is primarily interested in how to design materials to both sense and improve our health. In particular, Josh is interested in programming nanomaterials and microorganisms to synthesize and/or functionalize intelligent, communicative materials for the built environment. His involves integrating tools and techniques from synthetic biology, materials science, architecture, and microelectronics, with a special focus on how to image and analyze biomaterials across multiple length scales.      

Publications

2018   Designing a Tree: Fabrication Informed Digital Design and Fabrication of Hierarchical Structures
2018   Designing (for) Decay
2018   Parametric Chemistry: Reverse-engineering Biomaterial Composite Structures for Robotic Manufacturing

Environments

WLA: Wet Lab Atelier

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