Ming-Yang Wang

Ming-Yang Wang is a PhD researcher at the Chair of Digital Building Technologies, Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) of ETH Zurich. In 2022, he obtained his Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (MAS DFAB) from ETH Zurich. From 2022 to 2023, he was a trainee assisting Dr. Ana Anton on Robotic 3D Concrete printing with Dr. Ana Anton.

He holds a 5-year Bachelor’s degree and a 2-year Master’s degree in Architecture from Tamkang University, Taiwan. His Master’s thesis focused on the study of timber structures, which are biodegradable and recyclable architectural material, and created automated processes with robotic fabrication for timber construction.

From 2018 to 2020, he was invited as a lecturer in the SinkingShip workshop, which is held by professor Chen-Cheng Chen at TamKang University, teaching parametric molding, digital fabrication, and robotic manufacturing. In 2020, he worked as a project designer on parametric design and digital fabrication in an Architectural studio. 

For his MAS DFAB thesis project, His research emphasized augmented reality-based modeling of reconfigurable sand and gravel molds for glass. This research investigates digitally reconfigurable sand molding for the creation of freeform features and doubly curved shapes in float glass elements for architecture.