Peter Yeadon worked in a diverse assortment of
cities before immigrating to the USA, including Berlin, London, Montreal, Rome and Toronto. Prior to his arrival at RISD, he taught advanced design studios
and thesis students at Cornell University and the University of Toronto.
He is committed to maintaining a balance
between teaching, research and practice. At RISD, he teaches courses that
exploit advanced technologies to spur design innovation. He is known for his
pursuit of new applications for novel materials, particularly smart materials
and nanotechnology. He has received numerous awards for his work, and has
lectured and written on the topic of emergent materials extensively.
Yeadon is a licensed professional architect in the
State of New York, and is a partner at Decker Yeadon LLC in New York City. He
is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Academic Research/Areas of Interest
Yeadon's research focuses on how new materials with novel properties can
produce innovative solutions to a variety of problems, including: water quality
and conservation, energy generation and conservation, health and safety, and
security. The scope of his work represents a penchant for interdisciplinary
work that extends the conventional boundaries of scholarship and practice.
He is chiefly recognized for his pioneering
research into new applications for nanotechnology, particularly in architecture
and design. He investigates the properties of nanoscale materials and devices,
discovers their capabilities, devises applications for them, and fabricates
prototypes that demonstrate their potential. This comprehensive approach to the
investigation of novel materials illustrates his conviction that the design of
matter should matter to designers.
In his current quest to develop a nanotube-enabled
artificial muscle for architecture and design, Yeadon is exploring the
electrical and mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotube
- BEDES, Dalhousie University
- MARCH, Dalhousie University
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