Ebrahim Poustinchi, an award-winning designer, artist, and inventor, is Associate Professor of Architecture and founder/director of the Robotically Augmented Design (RAD) Lab at Kent State University and the founding principle of the STUDIO EP L.L.C. Poustinchi’s research is focused on the intersection of design, space, media and robotics, with an emphasis on an alternative reading of “post-digital” discourse through UI/UX, Human-Machine Interaction (HMI), and physical computation and tangible interfaces.
Ebrahim has widely lectured, taught workshops, and exhibited his work nationally and internationally. His research and creative work have been disseminated worldwide in various Journals, conferences, galleries, and museums including the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), Journal of Engineering Technology (JET), ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD, ASCA, the Museum of Moscow and the Meyerhold Theatre Center in Russia, the Arab American National Museum in Michigan, Jan Koniarek Gallery in Slovakia, Fully Booked Art Fair in Dubai, and Levantine Cultural Center, Perloff Gallery, Architecture and Design (A+D) Museum in Los Angles, and over ten different galleries, and museums in Iran.
He currently serves as the guest curator at the Architecture and Design (A+D) Museum in Los Angles.
Poustinchi is the author/editor and art-director for multiple books and is the inventor of two patents/inventions focusing on the creative use of industrial robotics. He has also served on numerous scientific committees for multiple journals and conferences including, ACADIA, CAADRIA, Architectural Science Review, SIGRaDi, and the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) among others. Additionally, Ebrahim is a frequent visiting critic at various universities and institutions including SCI-Arc, UCLA, Columbia GSAPP, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Pratt Institute, Ohio State University, Syracuse University, University of Kentucky, Washington State University, Ball State University, University of Miami, and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) amongst others.
Ebrahim Poustinchi has completed his post-professional degree in architecture--with a focus on robotics and technology, under Greg Lynn at UCLA, and holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Tehran, Iran. He has previously taught at the University of Kentucky, and UCLA.