Born in Iseo, Brescia (Italy), April 2, 1985 

CURRENT POSITION 

    Phd candidate in Building Technology,
    Field of research: Advanced material for structural applications, II year,


EDUCATION 

    Visiting student at EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, September 2010, February 2011
    
    ASP DIPLOMA, final thesis “DESIGN OF AN ORBITING SPACE HOTEL”, Alta Scuola Politecnica, IV cycle, Politecnico di Milano & Torino 

    MASTER DEGREE in Landscape Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 110 cum laude (AVERAGE 29,3/30), 2007-2009 
    Master thesis: “Innovative membrane structures: water and membranes”, Research unit ADE, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, April 2009- October 2009 

    ERASMUS PROGRAM: Tecnische Universiteit Eindhoven, August 2007- March 2008 

    BACHELOR DEGREE in ARCHITECTURE, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 110 cum laude (AVERAGE 29,05/30), 2004-2007 
    Bachelor thesis: “Airchitecture. development and progress of pneumatic systems in architecture”, Building technology, Department BEST, Politecnico di Milano, 2007 

INTERSHIPS AND WORKS 

    "Research assistant" to Prof Alessandra Zanelli, Lab "Costruzioni dell'Architettura I" Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, from March 2009
    “Research assistant” to Prof. Spinelli, Lab “Progettazione III”, Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, from September 2008
    TEAM MEMBER for the application to the 7PF The topic was the development effective solution for the problem of reconstruction after natural disasters in third world countries, Research unit ADE,
    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, January-March 2008 
    INTERNSHIP , DESIGN STUDIO BODEGA ARCHITECT (Lecco, It), September-October 2006 
    Main activities: designing and drawing 
    INTERSNHIP, STUDIO EXEDRA OF BERNARDINELLI CESARE STEFANO, (Milano, It) August–September 2006 
    Main activities: planning and drawing 

DESIGNS 

    Recovery of buildings in the historical center of Castello Cabiaglio (Varese It) and DESIGN OF 6 APARTMENTS, 80 mq each, February 2005. The buildings have been built in 2007 

COMPETITIONS, WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS 
    
    Competition “Milano Design Camping”, Milan, august 2010, project selected for the final phase 
    Competition “Sustainable resort in Honduras”, TU Eindhoven/TU Delft, June 2008, Ist prize, The design has been developed by Imbo Architecture office, The Netherlands 
    Workshop & symposium “INNOVATIVE SHELTERING”, TU Eindhoven, November 2007, Design of “COMMUNITY CENTRE IN INDONESIA”; 
    Workshop & symposium “TEXTILE ROOF 2007”, TU Berlin, June 2007 , Design “PUMPKIN”: travelling pavilion, Ist prize, Pneumatic structures
    Symposium & Poster Session, “EPHEMERAL ARCHITECTURE TIME AND TEXTILE”, Milan, April 2007 
    Competition “TEXILE STRUCTURES FOR NEW BUILDINGS 2007”, University of Frankfurt, February 2007 

PUBLICATIONS 

    Arno Pronk, Roberto Maffei, Heiko Martin “Research on the combination of water and membranes as a sound insulation building material”, IASS Symposium, Valencia, 2009 
    Arno Pronk, Roberto Maffei, Heiko Martin “Research on the combination of water and membranes as a structural building material”, Structural Membranes Symposium, Stuttgart, 2009
    Roberto Maffei, Rolf Luchsinger, Alessandra Zanelli, Parametric design tool for inflatable structures, Membranes 2011, Proceedings of the V International conference on textile composite and inflatable structures, 2011, Barcelona

SCHOLARSHIPS 
 
    Scholarship “Studying abroad”, FONDAZIONE RUI, 2007-08 and 2008-09 
    Asp scholarship, Free-waiver, POLITECNICO DI MILANO & TORINO, 2007-09 
    Scholarship “You deserve more” for the top 5% students of the year, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, 2005-08 
    Scholarship “Fee-waiver”, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, 2005-07 

COMPUTER SKILLS 

    ECDL, European Computer Driving Licence: Office Word, Excel, Access, Power Point 
    Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Illustator, Indesign Autocad 2d/3d, REVIT, 3ds max 10, Rhinoceros & Grasshopper 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

    ENGLISH Good 
    GERMAN Basic, High school, 5 years 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES 

    RO-WORCK CAMP, charity work, service in hospital and child care, Bucharest, August 2007
    5 years Jump Course Program, College Torrescalla, Milan, 2004-09. 
    The Jump Programme offers interdisciplinary advanced courses in Economics, Law, Leadership, Communication, Professional ethics (80 hours per year, 18 courses in total) 
    Student of College Torrescalla, Milan, 2004-2009 

OTHER INTERESTS 

    STUDENT RAPRESENTATIVE: member of the faculty board of Architecture and Vice-president of the students of Politecnico di Milano;  Coordination of the activity of the students’ Union SVOLTA STUDENTI and
    organisation of conferences, software and English courses, street-art events
    PRESIDENT of the no-profit association STUDENT UNION NETWORK: the main goal is the valorisation of talent students
    PRESIDENT of the Phd association of Politecnico di Milano: Poli-PHD
    SPORT ACTIVITIES: volleyball, football, swimming, running 
    INTERESTS: reading, travelling, photography, cinema