After successfully completing his studies in Architecture at the University of Siegen (Germany), Volker Helm specialised in CAAD as part of a Master of Advanced Studies under the supervision of Professor Ludger Hovestadt (ETH Zurich). Specifically, his studies focused on computer-aided architectural design and automated production. He subsequently worked for six years at the Herzog & de Meuron architectural office in Basel specialising in the development, programming and realisation of complex geometries. Since 2010, Volker Helm has been working with Professor Fabio Gramazio and Professor Matthias Kohler as a Research Associate at the ETH Zurich within the Department of Architecture and Digital Fabrication. His research focuses on the algorithmic description of architectural construction elements and their robot-based production. Since 2013 he has been the Head of Operational Research within this department. In 2015, he successfully completed his doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Georg Trogemann (Academy of Media Arts in Cologne – Department of Experimental Informatics) and Prof. Matthias Kohler (ETH Zurich – Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication).
Position within the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Postdoctoral researcher
Project: Robotic Integral Attachment
Email: Volker Helm