Prof. Dr. Mania Aghaei Meibodi
Dr. Mania Aghaei Meibodi has been a leader in developing novel computational design and fabrication methods for large-scale manufacturing in the building industry. At ETH Zurich she helped shape DBT, leading the Smart Slab project (DFAB HOUSE), the world’s first full-scale use of 3D sand-printed formwork, and Deep Façade, highlighting the advantages of 3D printing complex molds and reviving cast metal in architecture. Prior to ETH, she designed and built multiple timber structures using robotic and digital fabrication in Sweden. Mania’s research continues to reshape the landscape of architecture and the building industry through machine learning, robotic and 3D printing. She now teaches the Master of Science Digital and Material Technologies and actively expands the PhD program at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication
Alumni: Postdoctoral Researcher