Shabnam Lotfian is a current PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She holds a bachelor’s in architecture and a master’s degree in architectural technology. Shabnam’s research passions encompass biomimetic design, computational design, and robotic fabrication, with her PhD focusing on robotic incremental sheet forming for bio-inspired lightweight structures. She actively explores diverse robotic fabrication methods and has been involved in a clay 3Dprinting project a collaboration between QUT and UQ, leading to a presentation of their work at the SHErobots exhibition at the University of Sydney. In addition to her research, Shabnam has shared her expertise as a sessional academic, teaching design studios and imparting knowledge in Grasshopper at both QUT and UQ.