Dr Lidia Badarnah

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  • Qualifications:Ph.D., B.Arch.(Hons.)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Architecture
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 83177
  • Email:Lidia.Badarnah@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am an architect and a researcher in biomimetics. My PhD dissertation (TU Delft, 2012), proposed a strategic methodology for the generation of biomimetic design concepts, and since then my work has branched out to new inspiring areas at the interface of natural systems, environment, buildings, and associated technologies and services, exploring novel approaches for the development of building solutions that are better suited to their environments. I received several competitive awards and fellowships, and carried out my postdoctoral studies at the Building Technology Lab at MIT. I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Biomimetics in Engineering, and have a Teaching Certificate from MIT (2014).

My work contributes to an emerging body of research that seeks to redefine environmental design in architecture through mimicking natural systems (i.e. biomimetics), changing approaches from conventional separated building systems to adaptive and integrated solutions and methods for enhanced sustainability and resilience in architecture.

Area of expertise


Architectural Design

Adaptive Building Systems

Building Envelopes


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