Using the diaphanous nanomaterial silica aerogel in visual arts and creating clouds into silica aerogel sculptures, could also improve public’s perception for scientific research and make informed decisions regarding climate change and how it affects our everyday behaviours. Climatic Sculptureality could also help Environmental scientists to observe atmospheric changes in microclimatic conditions as well as Health scientists to improve nanomaterials.
Dr. Yani Michaloudis is internationally acknowledged as one of the leaders in Art&Science and the first ever creator and investigator on the application of the NASA’s nanomaterial silica aerogel in Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. His career started in Paris as a researcher at Sorbonne University where he had presented his thesis in 1998 on the elastic relationships between Visual Arts & Design. In Paris he taught for 8 years undergraduate Product Design students in the “Arts Décos” School. In 2001, after receiving the Fulbright Award for Greek Artists, he moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the States. There he completed his Post-Doctoral research on Art&Science as a Research Fellow, whilst teaching postgraduate students. For the years 2012-2014 he was teaching students at all levels in Curtin University, School of Design and Art, Western Australia. He is currently coordinating the post-graduate program in Visual Arts at Charles Darwin University, Australia.
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