We are delighted to announce Robin Oval has joined the ACORN team. Robin will join John and Diana in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate, marking the end of ACORN’s recruitment phase.
Before joining ACORN, Robin researched his PhD in structural design across two high-profile institutions - the Laboratoire Navier at l’École des Ponts in Paris and at the Block Research Group at ETH Zürich. Prior to this, Robin graduated as a structural Engineer from l’École des Ponts in 2016, through studying a double degree 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 of 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.