Co-Editor in Chief, Nexus Network Journal
Area of study: Design theory in 20th century and current architecture Geographic area: Oceana
Michael J. Ostwald is Professor and Dean of Architecture at the University of Newcastle (Australia). He has previously been a Professorial Research Fellow at Victoria University Wellington (New Zealand), a visiting Professor and Research Fellow at RMIT University, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow at Newcastle and a visiting fellow at ANU, MIT, HKU and UCLA. Michael has a doctorate (PhD) in architectural history and theory and a higher doctorate (DSc) in design mathematics and computing. Under the auspices of the Byera Hadley international fellowship he completed postdoctoral research on geometry at the CCA (Montreal) and at the Loeb (Harvard). In 2016, the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded him the Neville Quarry Medal for Services to Architecture. Michael is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Nexus Network Journal (Springer) and on the editorial boards of ARQ (Cambridge) and Architectural Theory Review (Taylor and Francis).
He has authored more than 400scholarly publications, including 20 books. He is co-editor with Kim Williams of the 2-volume Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future (Birkhäuser, 2015). His latest publication, co-authored with Josephine Vaughan, is The Fractal Dimension of Architecture (Springer, 2016), the first in the new book series "Mathematics and the Built Environment".
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/profile/michael-ostwald