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Giancarlo Di Marco

Senior Associate Professor, PG Program Director, Academic FabLab Director


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Giancarlo is now receiving PhD research proposals.

Building Engineer, Architect, and Computational Designer with an innate passion for computer graphics and a strong interest in manufacturing and production processes. Specialist in Digital Design and Digital Fabrication, Giancarlo has collaborated with several Architecture, Engineering and Design firms in Italy and abroad, as well as national organizations such as Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry). He moved to Mexico in 2013, and in 2016, he started his academic career as a Contract Professor in a postgraduate course (Creative Coding for Design). Since then, Giancarlo has collaborated with universities in Italy (La Sapienza - Rome, UNICA - Cagliari), Mexico (Centro de Diseño, CEDIM, UNAM, UAM, UDLAP, Iberoamericana), UK (UCL - Bartlett) and China (XJTLU). In the same year, he also started participating in international events. The outcomes have been published in conference proceedings and recently in the Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. In 2017, Giancarlo wrote the book Simplified Complexity, which is available in Italian, English, and Spanish. He moved back to Italy in 2020, where he continued his academic and professional activities. He finally moved to China in 2022, becoming Senior Associate Professor in the Architecture Department at XJTLU. His interests in geometry and computational design and his passion for teaching lay the foundation for his research in lightweight structures, procedural thinking, and digital fabrication. Giancarlo is working on different funded research projects under a unique research endeavour on concrete 3D printing.

Research interests


Lightweight Structures

Computational Design


ARC410 - Design Studio 4

ARC404 - Design Studio 2

ARC403 - Applied Technology in Architecture

ARC301 - Architectural Technology

ARC202 - Structural Design

Awards and honours

2023 - 1st Prize, Zijin Award, Nanjing (CHN)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Education/Academic qualification

HEA Fellowship, University of Liverpool

MEng, University of L'Aquila

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  • Staff


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