The CFPR Researcher Q & A with Farzad Farzadnia

Farzad joined CFPR in 2022 as a Research Associate in Transformative technologies, following the completion of his master’s degree at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in London. His background is in architecture and interior design.

The research Farzad undertakes is highly interdisciplinary and is mainly focused on: Robotic, Design, coding, Photography and videography, Material research and Electronic. 

Describe yourself in three words

Tenacious, Courageous, Conscientious.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Astronaut. But I fly people by my projects now!

What are you looking forward to working as part of the CFPR?

I will use my research techniques and the knowledge I have gained during these years to perform Interdisciplinary high-quality projects at CFPR as research associate in ceramics and robotics. It will be mainly developing technical solutions for 3D paste printing and extrusions.

When was the last time you changed your mind about something significant?

Last week, changing my perspective which resulted in a solution for an old unsolved technical issue.

Is there an element of working in Research that you enjoy most?

On the one hand, there are times when you have no solution for a problem you are researching about. You get disappointed again and again but rise again like a Phoenix and I think this is beautiful.

On the other hand, Research helps people to flourish and understand their abilities. By investing on research, logical thinking will replace superstitions which results in a healthy-powerful universe. You will also have the chance to shape a dialogue with different experts which will help you to reconsider your beliefs.

What future projects are you currently planning?

The first one would be completing an unfinished project, Hive. It was postponed due to Covid-19. You can look at the project here:

Following this project, a modular controller system will be developed to ease the process for designing modular kinetic objects.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

To be surrounded by hard workers, innovators and creators.

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