Shneel Malik is an Architect, a Biodesign Researcher, a social entrepreneur and a TEDx Speaker. She is currently pursuing her PhD Research as part of the Bio-Integrated Design (Bio-ID) Lab at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK. Working at the intersection of design, biology, engineering and material sciences she investigates the fabrication of large-scale photosynthetic systems for applications within Architecture. Shneel’s research stems from fabricating novel living materials that can perform natural processes from the bottom-up, by developing new tools of 3D Printing and Robotic Fabrication. Challenging her research’s application within the existing urban context, she proposed Indus - a wall designed to clean polluted water using the natural processes of micro-organisms, specifically microalgae. The project is developed in close collaboration between the Departments of Architecture and Biochemical Engineering at UCL. A system designed to empower small-scale artisanal communities to adapt futuristic solutions of treating polluted water by themselves, through the cultural techniques readily available to them.
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Design Tutor & PhD Candidate, Bio-Integrated Design Lab
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