Dr. Masoud Akbarzadeh

Dr. Masoud Akbarzadeh

 Dr. Masoud Akbarzadeh Assistant ProfessorMasoud Akbarzadeh is a designer with academic background and experience in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering. He is an Assistant Professor of Architecture focusing on Structures and Advanced...

Richard Farley

Richard Farley

 Richard Farley Research AssociateRichard Farley is an architect and engineer with long-standing professional and academic experience. He is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture teaching structures and architectural physics at the University of Pennsylvania and...

Dr. Mohammad Bolhassani

Dr. Mohammad Bolhassani

 Dr. Mohammad Bolhassani Research AssociateDr. Mohammad Bolhassani is a research associate at PSL where he was a postdoctoral research fellow since 2017. He has recently been appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor at the City Colledge New York,...

Dr. Márton Hablicsek

Dr. Márton Hablicsek

 Dr. Márton Hablicsek Research AssociateMárton Hablicsek is currently a tenured assistant professor of mathematics at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and a research associate at PSL. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen and the...

Dr. Andrei Nejur

Dr. Andrei Nejur

 Dr. Andrei Nejur Research AssociateAndrei is a practicing architect, an educator with over 16 years of experience in architectural higher education. He holds a bachelor a masters and a PhD in Architecture and computation – (with highest distinction) from the...

Dr. Mathias Bernhard

Dr. Mathias Bernhard

 Dr. Mathias Bernhard Research AssociateDr. Mathias Bernhard is a Research Associate at PSL. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. Before that, he was a postdoc at Digital Building Technologies, ETH Zurich....

Dr. Maximilian E. Ororbia

Dr. Maximilian E. Ororbia

 Dr. Maximilian E. Ororbia Postdoctoral ResearcherDr. Maximilian E. Ororbia is a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design, in the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory. Max holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania...

Dr. Mostafa Akbari

Dr. Mostafa Akbari

 Dr. Mostafa Akbari PhD ResearcherMostafa is a computational designer and researcher with a background in Architectural design and computation. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania. He has graduated...

Yao Lu

Yao Lu

 Yao Lu PhD CandidateYao is currently a Ph.D. student at the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. He is a design researcher with a great interest in generative design, robotic fabrication, 3D printing, and...

Hua Chai

Hua Chai

 Hua Chai PhD StudentHua Chai is a full-time design researcher and engineer at PSL. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, and a Bachelor of Engineering in...

Teng Teng

Teng Teng

 Teng Teng PhD StudentTeng Teng is a doctoral student and research fellow at the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. He is an interdisciplinary researcher as well as an experienced architect. He holds two...

Zherui Wang

Zherui Wang

 Zherui Wang PhD StudentZherui is a designer and researcher currently conducting his doctoral work between CEBD Thermal Architecture Lab and the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. His cross-disciplinary...

Yefan Zhi

Yefan Zhi

 Yefan Zhi PhD StudentYefan Zhi is a design researcher with a cross-disciplinary background. He holds a Master of Science in Design (MSD-AAD) from the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to UPenn, he received a Bachelor of...

Michael Ting

Michael Ting

 Michael Ting Design ResearcherMichael is a designer with a focus on structural form-finding and climate resilience. He received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 2023 and a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies from the...

Pouria Vakhshouri

Pouria Vakhshouri

 Pouria Vakhshouri Design ResearcherPouria, with a robust background in architecture, algorithmic design, and robotic fabrication, is currently working with the Polyhedral Structural Laboratory (PSL) + Autonomous Manufacturing Lab (AML) as a Design Researcher. He...

Liam Lasting

Liam Lasting

 Liam Lasting Research AssistantLiam Lasting is an architectural designer and recent Masters of Architecture graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. Originally from Southern California, he holds a bachelor’s degree in...

Wenxi Chen

Wenxi Chen

 Wenxi Chen Undergraduate Research AssistantWenxi Chen is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Design. In addition to being a research assistant at PSL, Wenxi is passionate about using...

Mahsa Sadat Masalegoo

Mahsa Sadat Masalegoo

 Mahsa Sadat Masalegoo Research AssistantMahsa Sadat Masalegoo is a robotic manufacturer and researcher with a background in architectural design. She is currently on track to graduate with a Master of Science in Design concentrating in Robotic and Autonomous...

Yi (Simone) Yang

Yi (Simone) Yang

 Yi (Simone) Yang Research AssistantSimone (Yi Yang) is a first-year student in the MArch program at the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. Simone holds a Bachelor's degree of Arts from Pomona College, where she double majored in mathematics...

Luxin (Lucy) Zhong

Luxin (Lucy) Zhong

 Luxin (Lucy) Zhong Research AssistantLucy (Luxin Zhong) is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture with an Integrated Product Design Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design with Honors and Cum...

Poly

Poly

 Poly Support StaffPoly is the one and only self-funded member of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory. Barely leaving the Pennovation campus, Poly is the most diligent in the lab. However, we are still waiting for Poly's first publication.Department of...

Bobo

Bobo

 Bobo Support StaffMeet Bobo, Yao’s Pembroke Welsh Corgi with a heart of gold. This quiet and sweet little boy has a love for adventure, whether it's playing on the beach or frolicking in the snow. Despite his gentle demeanor, Bobo isn't afraid to hold his own...

Yuchoy

Yuchoy

 Yuchoy Support StaffMeet Yuchoy, Yao’s Maine Coon with a love for comfort and luxury. This gentle and quiet feline is a true princess, who spends her days lounging in the most comfortable spot in the house and dreaming of her next meal. While she may not have...

Sangu

Sangu

 Sangu Support StaffMeet Sangu, our lab's mood-booster, who is often seen with Hua! Sangu is a fluffy bundle of joy and never fails to bring a smile to everyone's face. With his curious personality, Sangu is always up for different kinds of rub not to say a good...

Chicken

Chicken

 Chicken Support StaffChicken is an artist-in-residence and professional treat checker at Polyhedral Structures Laboratory, born on the street, fostered at SPCA, and is now funded by Teng. Each day, Chicken is tightly scheduled with multiple tasks, including...

June

June

 June Support StaffAt three years old, June, our long-haired fur-ball, is convinced she's human. She's part lab mascot, part male cat bouncer (Chicken, we're looking at you), and part food critic for Teng, her favorite human-cum-chef. June's ideal day? Human...