Markus Kayser, PhD Candidate

Markus Kayser

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Markus is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter research group. A doctoral candidate, Markus graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Furniture and Product Design from the London Metropolitan University and with a Master’s of Arts in Design Products from the Royal College of Art. His work is shown in exhibitions globally in renowned institutions such as the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Design Museum London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His current research focus is on the combination of technological and biological processes. By merging the two modes through computational design of biological materials and biomimetic fabrication of synthetic materials, his aim is to challenge current methodologies of production while working towards a new framework for design.


2015   Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass
2015   Designing the Ocean Pavilion
2015   Modeling Behavior for Distributed Additive Manufacturing
2014   Silk Pavilion: A Case Study in Fiber-based Digital Fabrication
2013   Biological Computation for Digital Design & Fabrication
2013   Robotically Controlled Fiber-based Manufacturing
2013   Freeform 3D Printing: toward a Sustainable Approach to Additive Manufacturing


Title: Methods and Apparatus for Additive Manufacturing of Glass
U.S. Patent No: US14697564
Filed: April 27, 2015
Inventors: John Klein, Giorgia Franchin, Michael Stern, Markus Kayser, Chikara Inamura, Shreya Dave, Peter Houk and Neri Oxman


Mediated Matter Emerging Voices Award as team member, The Architectural League of NY (2015)
Mediated Matter ICON Awards Nomination (2013)


Pneumatic Biomaterials Deposition
Mechanic Biomaterials Deposition
CableBots: Distributed Additive Manufacturing
Freeform 3D Printing
CNSILK - CNC Fiber Deposition
Swarm Printing
Thread Deposition Tool


Synthetic Apiary
Silk Pavillion
Water-based Digital Fabrication Platform

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