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Ding Wen ‘Nic’ Bao

Nic Bao is a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Architecture & Urban Design, RMIT University, having previously taught at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Tongji University, etc. His research explores design methodologies for establishing a complementary relationship among computational design, structural engineering, behavioural algorithms, and robotic fabrication. Nic is an Australian and US Registered Architect and UK RIBA Chartered Architect. Nic is the Director of architecture practice BDW Architects and Co-founder of FormX Technology. Nic received his Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT. Now Nic is completing his PhD at the Centre for Innovative Structures & Materials, School of Engineering and School of Architecture & Urban Design, RMIT University, where he received the full PhD scholarship award. Nic is also a Committee Member of CAADRIA and DigitalFUTURES Associations. His work has been exhibited and published widely, including Melbourne Design Week, IASS Expo, Shenzhen Biennale, Venice Biennale, Time+Architecture Magazine, Current Chinese Science Journal etc. Recently Nic received the 2021 RMIT Research Impact Award, 2021 Young CAADRIA Award and two significant First Prizes of the 5th International 3D Printing & Design Competition (3DPDC) in 2020 and the 3rd National Competition on Aerospace Structure Optimization & Additive Manufacturing (China) in 2019.