Sarat* is a Materials Engineer and Industrial Designer based in London. He founded Betatype, is a Visiting Research Associate at Imperial College London and a Senior Visiting Tutor on Innovation Design Engineering.

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Research Grants & Awards

Materials Innovation Fellowship
The Arts Foundation & Clothworkers Association, 2015.

Confidence in Concept
Therapeutic Primer Fund & NIHR BRC at the Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research Funds, 2014.

Proof of Concept Funding for Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis
OA Centre Imperial College London, Wellcome Trust & EPSRC, 2014.

Industrial Fellowship
The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, 2011.

Dyson Foundation Bursary
Dyson Foundation, 2009.

Publications & Patents

To the Micron — A New Architecture Through High-Resolution Multi-Scalar Design and Manufacturing / Journal Article
High Definition: Zero Tolerance in Design & Production, Architectural Design, Volume 84, Issue 1, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Online ISSN: 1554-2769, 2014.

MetaFoams & Cilia / Article
Material Matters — New Materials in Design, Black Dog Publishing, ISBN13: 978-1907317736, 2012.

Persistent Approaches to FGMs / Chapter Contribution
Persistent Modelling: Extending the role of architectural representation, Routledge, Oxon, ISBN-13: 978- 0415594073, 2012.

Implant and Implant System / Patent Publication No: WO 2012168715 A1, 2012.


Thinking through Making
Korean Institute of Design Promotion Busan Design Centre, Korea, 2012.

Digital Representation and Analogue Matter Unit 20
The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, London, 2012.

Exploratorium: Composite Design and Fabrication
Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art, London, 2011 & 2010.


3D Print Show, Designjunction, Generation Modification & Arhus Arkitektskolen, Designblok, Maison & Objet, Clerkenwell Design Week, Inspiring Matter, Surface Design Show, The Big Egg Hunt, 100% Materials, Labcraft, ICA, RCA.


New Designers
Business Design Center, London, 2016.

Innovation Through Craft: Opportunities for Growth
RSA House, London, 2016.

Innovate 15
Old Billingsgate, London, 2015.

Design For Manufacturing: Summit #11
Makerversity, London, 2015.

Saatchi Gallery, 2016.

Pier 9, San Fransisco, 2015.

Algorithms & Actulisation
Architecture Association, London, 2014.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2014.

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
The Cooper Union, New York, 2014.

Make Shift
Ravensbourne, Greenwich,
November 2014.

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Royal Albert Hall, London, 2014.

FIGS Forum
UCL, London, 2014.

Shenkar University
Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013.

Generation Modification
Roca Gallery, London, 2013.

New Materials – New Architecture?
Århus Arkitektskolen, Denmark, 2013.

DAMADEI 20’ x 20’ Symposium
Roca Gallery, London, 2013.

EOS Users Day Conference North America
Atlanta, USA, 2013

Persistent Modelling Seminar
CITA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2012.

SATnet Virtual Seminar
London, 2010.

Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
London, 2010.

Digital Relations in Architecture
CITA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2010.

Innovation in a Recession
Hidden Art Forum, London, 2010.

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