Laia Mogas

Laia Mogas

Licensed Architect & Doctoral Researcher at SilkLab, Tufts University
Bio

Laia Mogas is a licensed architect and experienced researcher. She is passionate about biological systems and new material practices in design. She is currently a PhD student at the Tufts BME SilkLab with Prof. Omenetto developing functional biomaterial architectures. Her trajectory includes work at the MIT Media Lab with Prof. Oxman focusing on design and fabrication of bio-inspired material systems, at the MIT SUTD Robotics Lab with Prof. Goulthorpe focusing on large scale automated manufacturing, at MIT Dept. of Material Science with Prof. Ortiz focusing on biomimetic computational methods, and at UPC CODA with Prof. Sastre focusing on parametric architecture. She has been an Instructor at the UPC ETSAV, MIT SA+P, and MIT Media Lab. Laia’s research contributions have been published in scientific journals and shared in international conferences such as WAF, MRS, IASS, Biofabricate, eCAADe and ACADIA. Her work has been exhibited at the DHUB Museum in Barcelona in 2017, at the MIT Museum in 2015, the MIT MediaLab in 2014, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2014, the Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2013, the Istanbul Design Biennial 2012, and the Pompidou Center in Paris as part of Advances in Architectural Geometry Exhibit 2012. Since 2008, she co-leads the DumoLab studio with Jorge Duro-Royo at the intersection of novel material practices and design computation – http://dumolab.com.