Rachel Armstrong

Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich and co-director of AVATAR
Coming from UK

Rachel is a Senior Lecturer in Research & Enterprise at the University of Greenwich, a co-director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) specializing in Architecture & Synthetic Biology. She works with international think tanks on Grand Challenges such as, climate change (RESCUE), synthetic biology (TARPOL) and costal zone issues (LOICZ). Rachel collaborates extensively with artists, scientists and architects to create new experimental spaces and innovation platforms that address issues of ecology and sustainability, which re-engage with the fundamental creativity of matter. Rachel was named as one of the top ten UK innovators by Director Magazine and featured in the top ten 'big ideas, 10 original thinkers' for BBC Focus Magazine.