Katia Zolotovsky

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Katia Zolotovsky is an architect, biologist and bio-designer drawing from new technologies, synthetic biology, and materials science to further sustainable innovation with materials. She designs things on multiple scales: buildings and interiors as an architect, but also biomaterials and 3D-printed materials, and even designed bacteria engineered on the nanoscale. Her research focuses on the intersection of science and design, particularly computational design and biology. She hopes to introduce first-year students to material sciences that capture generative bio-processes within a framework of ecological concerns and sustainability. She earned her PhD in Design and Computation from the Department of Architecture at MIT. She has an impressive record of National Science Foundation funding and experience in various domains of professional practice.