A Mini-Workshp
Featuring: Prof. Yuri Estrin (Monash University) and Prof. Vinayak Krishnamurthy (Texas A&M University)

The workshop will be held


at RWTH Aachen University


This workshop is funded by the CRC TRR 280: Design Strategies for Material-Minimized Carbon-Reinforced Concrete Structures

Zoom Link

The workshop will be held in hybrid format. The zoom link to attend is

Preliminary Time Table:






15:30 - 16:15

Marzia Traverso

On life cycle sustainability assessment

Seminarraum ART and Teams






9:00 - 9:45

Yuri Estrin

Some trends in architectured materials



Coffee break

Mathe Lounge

10:15 - 11:00

Vinayak Krishnamurthy

Breaking space for making shape: partitive geometry & its applications to design & manufacturing


11:15 - 11:45

Alice Niemeyer

Simplicial Surfaces and Topological Interlocking


12:00 - 12:15

Group picture

Mathe Lounge

12:15 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Mathe Lounge

13:30 - 14:00

Verena Curosu

The efficient simulation of fracture processes in concrete with an extended phase-field method

Seminarraum ART

14:00 - 14:30

Olivier Reinertz

Fluid-Driven Origami Actuators with Closed Volume - Engineering of Mathematically Inexistent Polyhedra

Seminarraum ART

14:30 - 15:00

Tobias Neef

Manufacturing topological interlocking blocks via concrete 3D-printing

Seminarraum ART

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon tea break

Mathe Lounge

15:30 - 16:00

Rostislav Chudoba

Compatible folded modules and interlocking mechanisms: a suitable design principle for carbon-reinforced concrete?

Seminarraum ART

16:00 - 16:30

Kevin Moreno Gata

Exploring interlocking assemblies in architechtural design

Seminarraum ART

16:30 - 17:00

Michael Wenzel

Activated Bauxite Residues - Secondary Cementitious Materials for the Future?

Seminarraum ART


This is how to get to the different venues:

Building: Pontdriesch 14

SeMath: Enter the building and the first door on the right is SeMath (Room 008).

Mathe Lounge: Take the elevator or stairs to the third floor, go left and through the hallway. The Mathe Lounge is coming right up.

Seminarraum ART: Go to the Mathe Lounge and continue through the glass door. The Seminarraum ART is the last room on that hallway on the right (Room 405).

Building: Templergraben 59 (entrance behind the building)

Konferenzraum: While the front of this building faces Templergraben, one has to take the back entrance to find the Konferenzraum. Therefore, walk from Templergraben uphill along W├╝llnerstr. and immediately turn right through an open gate into a very small parking lot. Walk down a small flight of stairs to the right, just after the parking lot to enter the building from the back. The Konferenzraum is on the first floor.