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Michael Ramage

Professor of Architecture and Engineering

University of Cambridge

Country or State

United Kingdom


Prof Michael H. Ramage leads the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at Cambridge University, and is Professor of Architecture and Engineering in the Department of Architecture, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, a Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a founding partner of Light Earth Designs. He studied geology and archaeology as an undergraduate, followed by architecture at MIT, and worked for Conzett Bronzini in Switzerland prior to teaching and getting a PhD at Cambridge. His research is focused on developing low-energy structural materials and systems in masonry, better housing in the developing world and large scale high rise buildings in engineered timber and bamboo through natural material innovation. He teaches, researches and designs buildings, and receives research funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Laudes Foundation, and industry.

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Current Position

Professor of Architecture and Engineering at University of Cambridge


Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Structural Engineering

Past Talks

Adobe Max 2021