Christoph Bader

Christoph Bader

PhD Student


Research Assistant
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Christoph Bader is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter research group. Processes that produce shapes are a central theme of his work.  A Doctoral candidate, he works on the interface of computer science and design, combining techniques from computational geometry and sculpting, numerical simulation and nature-inspired patterns, and interactive applications and additive manufacturing. Christoph holds a diploma in Information Design and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. His bachelor thesis was awarded with the animago award 2014 in the category best interactive production. He is founder of deskriptiv (, a design studio mainly focusing on generative and computational design and has worked for several artists and international corporations.


2018   Fiberbots: Design of a multi-agent, fiber composite digital fabrication system 
2018   Fiberbots: Design and Digital Fabrication of Tubular Structures Using Robot Swarms 
2018   Viva in Silico: A position-based dynamics model for microcolony morphology simulation 
2018   From Improved Diagnostics to Presurgical Planning 
2018   Making data matter: Voxel printing for the digital fabrication of data across scales and domains 
2018   Designing (for) Decay 
2018   FAB Vernacular: Data-driven On-site Robotic Fabrication 
2018   Spinning Smooth and Striated 
2018   Parametric Chemistry: Reverse-engineering Biomaterial Composite Structures for Robotic Manufacturing 
2016   Recursive Symmetries for Geometrically Complex and Materially Heterogeneous Additive Manufacturing 
2016   Grown, Printed, and Biologically Augmented: An Additively Manufactured Microfluidic Wearable, Functi 
2016   Data-Driven Material Modeling for 3D-Printing of Materially Heterogeneous Objects 


Title: Methods and System for Direct 3D Printing of 3D Point Cloud Data.
No: 62353045
Filed: June 22, 2016
Inventors: Christoph Bader, Dominik Kolb, and Neri Oxman


Mediated Matter Emerging Voices Award as team member, The Architectural League of NY (2015)


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Vespers: Series II
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Wanderers: Living Mushtari
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