Sunanda Sharma

Sunanda Sharma


PhD Student

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Research Assistant
E14-433B
ssunanda[at]media.mit.edu


About

Sunanda Sharma is a research assistant and doctoral student in the Mediated Matter group. Sunanda focuses on designing the organism-environment relationship across scales and contexts. Her goal is to explore the capabilities of tools such as light microscopes for understanding interactions between living organisms and their dynamic microenvironments, and mapping this information across space and time for applications in architecture and design. She graduated with a bachelors degree in biology and concentration in psychology from MIT in 2014, and a masters degree in media arts and sciences in 2016.

Publications

2018   Viva in Silico: A position-based dynamics model for microcolony morphology simulation 
2018   Making data matter: Voxel printing for the digital fabrication of data across scales and domains 
2018   Spinning Smooth and Striated 
2016   3D Printed Multimaterial Microfluidic Valve 
2016   Design for the Modern Prometheus: Towards an Integrated Biodesign Workflow 
2016   Grown, Printed, and Biologically Augmented: An Additively Manufactured Microfluidic Wearable, Functi 
2015   Designing the Ocean Pavilion 

Awards

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

Projects

Vespers: Series III
Wanderers: Living Mushtari
Wanderers
Synthetic Apiary
Water-based Digital Fabrication Platform