hi!
I am ahmed hosny.


I am a computational designer and architect.
I study material mechanics and behaviour.
I use data to rethink designs and experiences.

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About

I am a computational designer, architect and geometry junkie - currently a research fellow at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering studying geometry-function relationships in biological composites and fabricating their synthetic analogs through additive manufacturing. I also work at Brigham and Women’s hospital’s surgical planning lab designing hardware for sizing heart valve prosthesis and image guided surgery. My interests include computational geometry, additive manufacturing and developing tools for the web.

I received a Master’s degree in Design Technology from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with thesis research in Material Analytics bridging design computation, material mechanics and digital fabrication. With 4 years of post-graduate work experience as an Architect, I have been involved with Foster + Partners in Beijing responsible for the cladding and steel structure packages on the Datong Art Museum. Prior to that, I managed a small team as a Project Architect for Playze in Shanghai recycling shipping containers into habitable spaces. I also worked in New York, Dubai & Abu Dhabi with offices including Case, Aedas and BurtHill amongst others.

I received a NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Sharjah in 2009. On weekends, I enjoy flying single engine planes, practicing Mandarin and eating chocolate chip cookies.

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Papers


Mechanical behavior of idealized, stingray-skeleton-inspired tiled composites as a function of geometry and material properties.
AK Jayasankar, R Seidel, J Naumann, L Guiducci, A Hosny, P Fratzl, JC Weaver, JWC Dunlop & MN Dean (2017) Mechanical behavior of idealized, stingray-skeleton-inspired tiled composites as a function of geometry and material properties. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

Material Analytics: Knowledge from Mechanical Behaviour Data
A Hosny 2015, “Material Analytics: Knowledge from Mechanical Behaviour Data".

Voxel Beam
A Hosny, N Jacobson & Z Seibold (2015 ) Voxel Beam, Emerging Experience in Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2015) / Daegu 20-22 May 2015, pp. 755-764.

Robotic Bead Rolling
J Friedman, A Hosny & A Lee, 2014, “Robotic Bead Rolling” in Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2014, eds. W Mcgee & M Ponce de Leon, 1st edn, pp. 83-97.

Patents


Flexible Scaled Protective Systems
L Li, A Hosny, M Connors & C Ortiz. Flexible Scaled Protective Systems. U.S. Provisional Pat. Ser. No. 62/357580, filed July 1, 2016.

Posters & Abstracts


CellExpress: On-Demand Web-Based Cell Microscopy Image Analysis
A Hosny, S Pieper, S Baumann. CellExpress: On-Demand Web-Based Cell Microscopy Image Analysis. Society of Biomolecular Imaging & Informatics - High Content 2016 3rd Annual Conference, 12-14 September, Boston, MA.

Biological strategies for fatigue and wear avoidance: Lessons from stingray skeletons and teeth
MN Dean, A Hosny, R Seidel, D Baum (2016). Biological strategies for fatigue and wear avoidance: Lessons from stingray skeletons and teeth. 3rd International Conference on BioTribology. 11-14 September, Imperial College, London & Tomography for Scientific Advancement symposium (ToScA). 6-7 September, University of Bath, UK.

Understanding the Tiling Rules of the Tessellated Mineralized Endoskeleton of Sharks and Rays
D Knötel, R Seidel, A Hosny, JC Weaver, D Baum, MN Dean (2016). Understanding the Tiling Rules of the Tessellated Mineralized Endoskeleton of Sharks and Rays. Euro Bio-inspired Materials 2016, 22-25 February, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany.

Mechanical behavior of bioinspired tiled composites as a function of geometry and material properties
AK Jayasankar, L Guiducci, A Hosny, R Seidel, P Fratzl, J Dunlop, JC Weaver, MN Dean. (2016). Mechanical behavior of bioinspired tiled composites as a function of geometry and material properties. Euro Bio-inspired materials conference, Potsdam. February 2016.

Nature’s puncture resistant flexible composites: Design lessons from shark skeletons
R Seidel, AM Luger, D Knoetel, M Schotte, D Baum, M Blumer, L Li, A Hosny, JC Weaver & MN Dean (2015) Nature’s puncture resistant flexible composites: Design lessons from shark skeletons. HFSP Annual Awardees Meeting. 12-15 July, San Diego, CA, USA.

Robotic Bead Rolling
J Friedman, A Hosny & A Lee 2014, “Robotic Bead Rolling” in Projects of the 34th ACADIA Annual Conference, eds. D Gerber, A Huang & J Sanchez, 1st edn, pp. 231-234.

Talks


From physical to digital and back: How 3D modeling and additive manufacturing reveal nature's design rules
R Seidel, A Hosny, JC Weaver, D Adriaens, MM Porter & MN Dean. From physical to digital and back: How 3D modeling and additive manufacturing reveal nature's design rules. International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. Washington DC, 29 June – 3 July 2016

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