Researcher

Dr Kate Dunn

My Expertise

3D printing processes and materials 

Design

Design education and student experience

cross-disciplinary collabration

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Dr. Kate Dunn B.A. Visual Arts (USyd), Hons (SCU), PhD Architecture (USyd) is the research leader in digital fabrication and material innovation at the UNSW Creative Robotics Research Lab. Kate’s research investigates experimental 3D Printing, Digital fabrication and Robotics with a focus on the development of new and sustainable materials for digital fabrication. Kate’s research builds on traditional material processes and integrates them...view more

Dr. Kate Dunn B.A. Visual Arts (USyd), Hons (SCU), PhD Architecture (USyd) is the research leader in digital fabrication and material innovation at the UNSW Creative Robotics Research Lab. Kate’s research investigates experimental 3D Printing, Digital fabrication and Robotics with a focus on the development of new and sustainable materials for digital fabrication. Kate’s research builds on traditional material processes and integrates them into emerging digital technologies for a range of industries including the Built Environment, Medicine, and Multi-Modal Data Visualisation. Kate convenes and teaches Design courses at UNSW Built Environment and has over 15 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience in Australia’s leading Universities and has had over 45 exhibitions both nationally and internationally.


My Qualifications

  • A PhD in Architecture from the University of Sydney
  • BA Visual Arts, Honours Southern Cross University
  • BA Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts majoring in ceramics

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Design and Data Visualisation

3D printing Fabrication and Material innovation

Robots in Architecture

Visual Arts


Currently supervising

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Candidate: Vaughan Wozniak-Oconnor

Jointly Supervised: with Dr Astrid Lorange

Program: 1292 – PhD Art, Design and Media

Topic: Media Arts

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Candidate: Emily Parsons-Lord, 

Jointly Supervised: with Dr Lindsay Kelley, 

Program: 1292 – PhD Art, Design and Media

Topic: A creative research project that explores the conditions, encounters, and environments in which air derives significant cultural meanings.

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Candidate: Chunnan Zheng

Jointly Supervised: with Professor Tomasz Bednarz

Program: 1292 – PhD Art, Design and Media

Topic: Multi-modal visualisation and Computational Design for Physical and Virtual Worlds

 

Master of the Built Environment (NNF) Candidate: Charlotte Firth, Program 2240 – Built Environment

Jointly Supervised: with Associate Professor M. Hank Haeusler

Topic: Robotic Fabrication and Soft Robotic End Effectors for the construction industry. Exploring the ways soft robots can be used to design universal end effectors.

 

Master of Fine Arts (MQF) Candidate: Gabrielle Chaloner,

Jointly supervised: with Professor Marie Sierra: 

Program: 2245 – Fine Arts

Topic: A practice-based investigation of haptic interaction with kinetic objects.

 

Master of Fine Arts (MQF) Candidate: Shiling Wu

Jointly supervised: with Associate Professor Caleb Kelly

Program: 2245 – Fine Arts

Topic: Sound and technology in ceramics

 

Postgraduate Supervision Completions:

Master of Fine Arts (MQF) Candidate: Elizabeth Morrell, Completed 2019

Master of Fine Arts (MQF)Candidate:: Alexandra Standen, Completed 2018

 

 


My Teaching

I convene and teach Design, Communications and Advanced Fabrication courses in the Faculty of Built Environment

 

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