Congratulations to NCCR Digital Fabrication PIs Fabio Gramazio and Roland Siegwart who have today been named among Switzerland’s top 100 digital shapers by Le Temps magazine. The list is a who’s who from the fields of academia, industry, entrepreneurs and benefactors.

Fabio Gramazio is founder of the architecture practice Gramazio Kohler Architects in conjunction with his partner Matthias Kohler, where numerous award-winning designs have been realised. Opening also the world’s first architectural robotic laboratory at ETH Zurich, Gramazio Kohler’s research has been formative in the field of digital architecture, setting precedence and de facto creating a new research field merging advanced architectural design and additive fabrication processes through the customised use of industrial robots.

Roland Siegwart is founding Co-Director of the Wyss Translational Center Zurich and leads the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, brought up a spin-off company, spent ten years as professor at EPF Lausanne, Switzerland, was Vice President of ETH Zurich, and held visiting positions at Stanford University and NASA Ames, both USA. He is and was the coordinator of multiple European projects and co-founder of half a dozen spin-off companies.

Photo Roland Siegwart: ETH Zürich / Giulia Marthaler