The Bartlett School of Architecture


Topology Optimisation and 3D Metal Printing in Architecture Symposium

24 June 2022, 9:45 am–3:00 pm

Image: Topologically optimised 3D printed, and CNC milled metal façade brackets.

A symposium of research on the use of topology optimisation and 3D metal printing.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




Dr Kostas Grigoriadis


UCL Here East Lecture Theatre 1
UCL at Here East
8-9 East Bay Lane
E15 2GW

Join this one day symposium as invited speakers present their research and built work on the use of topology optimisation and 3D metal printing as a way to reduce the mass of metal building components.

The event is part of and sponsored by the Bartlett Innovation Fund project “Multi-Metal Topology Optimisation of Building Components”, by Dr Kostas Grigoriadis, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Dr Marina Konstantatou, Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners, Professor Dr.-Ing. Michael Herrmann and Stathis Damtsas, Digital Structural Design Department,TH Lübeck, and The Bartlett Architectural Design graduate Alejandro Nieto Jimenez, Meltio.

To attend this event virtually please register on Zoom




Generative Design and Topology Optimisation

10:00 – Nic Bao (RMIT Architecture)

10:20 – Vishu Bhooshan (Zaha Hadid Architects)

10:40 – Professor Michael Herrmann and Stathis Damtsas (University of Lubeck), Dr Marina Konstantatou (Foster and Partners), Alex Nieto Jimenez (Meltio), Dr Kostas Grigoriadis (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)

Metal 3D Printing

11:20 – Dr Pinelopi Kyvelou (Imperial College)

11:40 – Alejandro Nieto Jimenez (Meltio)

12:00 – Michail Desyllas (AI Build)

Engineering and Topology Optimisation

13:40 – James Kingman (AKT II)

14:00 – Jackson Jewett (MIT)

14:20 – Panagiotis Michalatos (Cornell school of Architecture)

The Bartlett Innovation Fund

The Bartlett Innovation Fund provides funding for activities that generate, or support enterprise collaborations, impact-related activities, and innovation learning initiatives. Up to four projects are funded in each annual round, with up to £40,000 available for allocation to proposals led by Bartlett academic or teaching staff, including Research Associates and Teaching Fellows, across The Bartlett Faculty. In particular, applicants are encouraged to reflect and build on The Bartlett’s Commitment to Change, with its focus on values including sustainability, equality and public good.

More information

Image: Topologically optimised 3D printed, and CNC milled metal façade brackets. Research project by Dr Kostas Grigoriadis and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Herrmann, funded by UCL’s Global Innovation Fund.