Dr Robin Oval
Robin is joining the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge in 2019 as a Research Associate on the ACORN project, on automating concrete construction (http://automated.construction/). Between 2016 and 2019, Robin completed his PhD at the Laboratoire Navier at l’École des Ponts in Paris and at the Block Research Group at ETH Zürich, introducing topology finding of patterns for structural design. Prior to this, Robin graduated as a structural engineer from l’École des Ponts in 2016, following a double curriculum in structure and architecture with the architecture school of Paris-Marne. For a year, Robin also gained practice experience in the the structural engineering office Bollinger + Grohmann in Frankfurt in 2014/2015. His Master’s thesis with the Block Research Group tackles the design of force patterns for funicular form finding and was exhibited at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice.