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Dr Gergana Rusenova

Deputy Department Chair of Architectural and Industrial Design
Doctor of Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Master of Science, University Stuttgart, Germany; Bachelor of Science, University Stuttgart, Germany


Gergana Rusenova is a Lecturer in Architecture working on interdisciplinary research projects and teaching computational design and digital fabrication.

Gergana obtained her PhD degree with the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) under the guidance of Prof. F. Gramazio and Prof. M. Kohler. Her doctoral research built upon the discovery of a novel building material system that enables the construction of fully recyclable architectural elements. Gergana’s focus lies on observations of the material system’s behaviour under load and the development of material- and fabrication-informed design processes.

Prior to her doctoral research Gergana graduated from the ITECH program (Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research) at the University of Stuttgart in Germany under the supervision of Prof. A. Menges and Prof. J. Knippers.

Gergana has also gained practical work experience in Germany working for the engineering offices Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering and SL Rasch Special and Lightweight Structures, as well as for the architectural office Prof. W. Kergassner.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Also published as: Rusenova, Gergana; Rusenova, G.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Associated Kiln Driers Pty Ltd (AKD Softwoods) - Flat-pack DIY garden sheds and backyard offices ? Stage *; Associated Kiln Driers_FS
  • 2021: Textile-Reinforced Granular Materials in Architecture (TGA) *; UA-DAAD (Universities Australia-Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)

* Chief Investigator

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