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Research in Doctoral Studies

Core Faculty

Mania Aghaei Meibodi
Assistant Professor, Ph.D KTH University Stockholm, Sweden, Dr.-Ing. LTU University Sweden M.Arch, Post-doctoral Studies ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Exploring innovative computational design and advance manufacturing processes in architecture. Key topics are computational design and engineering, machine learning, advance manufacturing, additive manufacturing, robotic manufacturing, and new material approaches for architecture and construction.

Sean Ahlquist
Assistant Professor, M.Arch, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK
Computational design frameworks which place materiality as an a priori agent in the organization of architectural systems and their spatial tectonics

Peter von Bülow
Professor, Dr.-Ing. University of Stuttgart
Structural optimization using genetic algorithms, digital design aids for form finding

Robert B. Fishman
Emil Lorch Professor, Ph.D., Harvard University
History of urban form, history of city planning, urban history, suburbia, regionalism, utopian cities

Linda N. Groat
Professor, Ph.D., University of Surrey
Meaning in architecture, place theory, research design and methods, environmental psychology

Andrew Herscher
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Harvard University
History and theory of 20th century architecture; architecture and media; heritage and cultural memory; architecture and social justice and human rights

El Hadi Jazairy
Assistant Professor, D.Design, Harvard University
Contemporary patterns of urbanization investigating in particular after-sprawl conditions, extraterritorial zones, and shrinking cities.

Lars Junghans
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Developing and optimization of high-performance buildings with a comprehensive view to all aspects of the building thermal behavior including passive and active strategies

Jong Jin Kim
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Sustainable design, daylighting, indoor air quality, intelligent building

Joy Knoblauch
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Princeton University
Design and the human sciences, and the interaction between architecture, government, and population.

Malcolm McCullogh
Professor, M.Arch., University of California, Los Angeles
Digital form-giving, interaction design, pervasive computing

John McMorrough
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Harvard University
History and theory of 20th / 21st century architecture and urbanism, relation of disciplinarity and agency in contemporary design practices

Mojtaba Navvab
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Daylight, electric light, acoustics, building energy efficiency, LEED rating system applications, physical modeling

Ana Morcillo Pallarés
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Escuela Técnica Superior de Madrid

Craig Wilkins
Lecturer in Architecture, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Collaborative and participatory design; public interest design; engaged public discourse

Claire Zimmerman
Associate Professor, Ph.D., City University of New York
20th century architecture and media studies, history of modernity; architecture and industrialization; economics of architecture

Affiliated Faculty

Matias del Campo
Associate Professor, M.Arch, Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst, Wien
Design ecology; computation; philosophy of technology

Harry Giles
Professor of Practice in Architecture, M.S., University of Natal, Durban;
Graduate Diploma, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Qualitative methods for understanding structural behavior, fabric membrane analysis and design optimization simulation in multiphysics applications

Steven Lauritano
Lecturer in Architecture, Ph.D., Yale University
Historiography of architecture; 18th and 19th c. European architecture and design; theories of design

Ana María Leòn
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Intersection of modernity, politics, architecture and art, with emphasis in hemispheric connections across the Americas, as well as transnational networks across the Atlantic.

Sandra Manninger
Assistant Professor of Practice, TU Wien
Design ecology, advanced technology, and design

Jonathan Massey
Dean & Professor. Ph.D., Princeton University

Upali Nanda
Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture. Ph.D., Texas A&M University
“Sensethetics;” Healthcare design and research

Bryan Norwood
Assistant Professor and Michigan Society of Fellows. Ph.D., Harvard University
History and Theory of architecture; 19th-century US; Atlantic culture and architecture

Lydia Soo
Associate Professor Emerita of Architecture
History and Theory; PhD Studies; Architecture for Non-Majors

Will Thomson
Lecturer in Architecture. Ph.D., New York University
Anthropology of design and labor; Chinese architecture and construction practices; theory of architecture and labor

Achim Timmermann
PhD University of London (Courtauld Insitute of Art)
Specialist in the medieval and Renaissance art and architecture of central Europe, the Alpine regions, and Provence.

Jean Wineman
Professor Emerita of Architecture
Visual and Spatial Properties of Buildings and Urban Spaces; Social; Cultural and Behavioral Studies; Environmental Cognition

Recent Doctoral Committee Members from other units

Tatjana Aleksic, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Frederick Amrine, Department of German Languages and Literatures. Ph.D., Harvard University

Yuen Yuen Ang, Political Science.

Paul Edwards, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University. Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz

Krisztina Fehérváry, Department of Anthropology. Ph.D., University of Chicago

William Glover, Department of History. Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Fatma Gocek, Department of Sociology. Ph.D., Princeton University

Matthew Hull, Department of Anthropology. Ph.D., Princeton University

MaryCarol Hunter, School for Environment and Sustainability

Valerie Kivelson, Department of History. Ph.D., Stanford University

Howard Lay, Department of the HIstory of Art. Ph.D., Harvard University

Johannes von Moltke, Department of German Languages and Literatures, Department of Screen Arts and Culture. Ph.D., Duke University

Sile O'Modhrain, School of Information, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Panos Papalambros, College of Engineering. Ph.D., Stanford University

Alexander Potts, Department of the History of Art. Ph.D., University of London

Lionel Robert, School of Information. Ph.D., Indiana University

Perrin Selcer, Department of History, Program in Science, Technology and Society. Ph.D.,University of Pennsylvania

Tyler Whitney, Germanic Languages and Literatures