Corresponding Editor, Nexus Network Journal
Area of study: Design theory in 20th century and current architecture Geographic area: Oceana
Professor Michael J. Ostwald is Dean of Architecture at the University of Newcastle (Australia), Visiting Professor at RMIT University (Melbourne) and a Professorial Fellow at Victoria University Wellington (New Zealand). He has a Ph. D in architectural history and theory and a higher doctorate (D. Sc) in the mathematics of design. He has lectured in Asia, Europe and North America and has written and published extensively on the relationship between architecture, philosophy and geometry. Michael has a particular interest in fractal, topographic and computational geometry and has been awarded many international research grants in this field. Michael Ostwald is a member of the editorial boards of the Nexus Network Journal and Architectural Theory Review and he is co-editor of the journal Architectural Design Research.
He has authored more than 250 scholarly publications, including 20 books. His recent books include The Architecture of the New Baroque (2006), Residue: Architecture as a Condition of Loss (2007), Homo Faber 1: Modelling Design (2008), Homo Faber 2: Modelling Ideas (2008) and Understanding Architectural Education in Australasia (2009). He is also co-editor of Museum, Gallery and Cultural Architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region (2007).
Professor Michael J. Ostwald
Dean of Architecture School of Architecture and Built Environment Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment University of Newcastle New South Wales,
Web profile: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Schools/Architecture%20and%20Built%20Environment/Downloads/profiles/profile_ostwald_mj.pdf