UPenn Alumnus, Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research
PPEH Fellow 2016-2017
2016 - 2017
Gerardo is an undergraduate student in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research, pursuing a dual degree in Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, and a minor in Fine Arts. He is currently working in the Shu Yang lab group in the MSE department at Penn to develop responsive shape-changing plastics for architectural skins that reduce energy consumption in buildings. As a fellow for the Penn Humanities Forum on Translation, he is researching how bodily movement and awareness in contemporary art have opened new paths for empathy and understanding. His research interests include issues of (im)materiality, production, and legacy of plastics and landscapes, and ways in which art practice proposes alternative modes of making and living in the Anthropocene. He is an undergraduate representative for the PPEH advisory board. Tweet Gerardo @gorilladecoder.