Martyn Dade-Robertson

Reader in Design Computation, Co-director of the Architectural Research Collaborative, Newcastle University

I am a Reader in Design Computation in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University.

My research investigates a range of new and emerging technologies for Architectural Design including Digital Computation and Synthetic Biology. I have MPhil and PhD degrees in Architecture from Cambridge University and an MSc in Synthetic Biology from Newcastle.

My current projects examine the use of engineered bacteria to create new materials and structures for the built environment and I collaborate with microbiologist, civil engineers and computer scientists.


  • 2016–present
    Reader in Design Computation, Newcastle University
  • 2014–2016
    Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Newcastle University
  • 2008–2014
    Lecturer in Architecture, Newcastle University