Dylan Wood, is a research group leader and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart.

At ICD Dylan leads the Institute’s Material Programming research group (MPrg) formed in 2019 and teaches at the graduate level.  His research is focused on developing intelligent design and fabrication principles for ‘smart’ shape-changing materials as a form of material robotics that can be applied in building systems, construction, and manufacturing.  He has worked extensively in collaboration with material science and engineering partners at the ETH, Zurich, EMPA, Dübendorf, and the Physical Intelligence department at the Max Plank Institute for Physical Systems, Stuttgart.


His current doctoral research is funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency (InnoSuisse), and the Getty Foundation’s GettyLab. He holds a ITECH, MSc. with distinction from the University of Stuttgart, and a B.Arch, magna cum laude from the University of Southern California.


Professionally he has worked as a designer and computational fabrication specialist at Barkow Leibinger Architects in Berlin, Germany and is a lead designer at DOSU Studio Architects in Los Angeles, CA.

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