Univ. Prof. Michael U. Hensel PhD is a registered architect, partner in the practice OCEAN Architecture | Environment, and founding member of the experimental design network OCEAN net. He is a founding and steering board member of the LamoLab Research Centre, series editor of the Springer Nature book series Designing Environments and initiator and chair of the international Architecture and Environment symposia series. He heads the research department for Digital Architecture and Planning at Vienna University of Technology, where is board and faculty member at the interfaculty Centre for Geometry and Computational Design and member of the Centre for Computational Complex Systems. His work is located at the intersection between architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, ecology, sustainable development, and data- and computerscience especially in areas of higher complexity.
He taught at world-class schools and universities including the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, Berlage Institute Amsterdam & Rotterdam, Technical University in Munich, Rice University in Houston and University of Technology Sydney. He was founding director of the Emergent Technologies and Design program at the Architectural Association and founding and acting director of the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics in Oslo. Furthermore, he was innovation fellow at the University of Sydney, honorary fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Technical University in Munich, and senior resident at Polytechnic University of Milan.