Scientific Director, MATERFAD
Robert D. Thompson Casas is a professor, scientific communicator and researcher. His academic qualifications are threefold: biotechnology and medical ethics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), industrial design from the Art Center College of Design (USA) and design, strategy and management studies from INSEAD International Business School at Fontainebleau (France).
He is currently involved in researching and developing a unifying field of study that has the purpose of studying and defining the foundational relations of the form, function, intelligence, meaning and connection of matter, thus bridging the innovation gap between the fundamental sciences and the creative disciplines.
Robert is the scientific director of MATERFAD, Barcelona’s materials centre. Since 2015 he is responsible for training at the centre.