Summary

Saurabh Mhatre is a Research Associate in the Material Processes and Systems Group (MaP+S) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he graduated with distinction with a Masters in Design Technology. His interest lies in the synergy between design, technology and materiality. He is passionate about fabrication, robotics, and photography.

 

Experience

 

Research Associate

Material Processes and Systems Group @ Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

June 2015 – Present

 

Research Assistant

Material Processes and Systems Group @ Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

2013 – June 2015

 

Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant

Balwant Sheth School of Architecture(NMIMS University), Mumbai, MH

2012 – 2013

 

Professional Internship

Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai, MH

May 2012 – Jul 2012

 
Education
 

Masters in Design Technology with Distinction

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA

May 2015

Courses : Computational Material Distributions: Gradients of Compliance, Construction Lab, Digital Media for Design, Energy in Architecture, Informal Robotics / New Paradigms for Design & Construction, Introduction to Computational Design, Landscape Material Design Practice and Digital Media, Material Systems: Digital Design, Fabrication, and Research Methods, Nano Micro-Macro: Adaptive Material Lab, Responsive Environments (REA Lab Seminar), Smarter Cities, Tangible User Interfaces ( MIT Media Lab).

 

Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture Design

Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, BSSA(NMIMS University), Mumbai, MH

2007-2012

 

Global Summer School: Self<a>rchitecture,

Institute For Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona

2011

 

Patents

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Exhibit / Collaborations

 

Lux Torre @ Black Rock City, Nevada, 2016

Part of a team which designed and built a 15’ observation tower with wood and conduits in the middle of the desert.

 

Auxetic Surfaces Installation at Wyss Retreat, 2015

Part of a team which designed and built an installation of 16 breathing auxetic surfaces at the yearly retreat of Wyss Institute of biological Engineering at Harvard

 

Kalaghoda Art Festival, Mumbai, 2011

Parametric Canopy

 

Fringe Conditions: Mumbai, 2010

Workshop with IAAC, Barcelona on City fringe conditions.

 

Teaching

 

Harvard University - Graduate School of Design, 2018

  • Assisted in the course “Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication SCI-6317

 

Balwant Sheth School of Architecture(BSSA), 2012-13

  • Teaching assistant for 1st-year digital design studio.

  • Teaching assistant for 2nd-year foundation workshop and exhibition, design studio, digital design studio

  • T.A for Digital Fabrication Elective, 3rd Yr.

  • Taught design software as part of Open Studios.

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Leadership

General Secretary

Balwant Sheth School of Architecture(NMIMS University), Mumbai, MH

2009-2012

 

Interests

Rapid Prototyping, Robotics, Fabrication, Illustration, VFX, 3D Printing, Photography, DIY

2010 - present

2010 - present