Theodoros Dounas is an award-winning chartered architect and academic, investigating in computation and fabrication in architecture and design, with practice experience in complex buildings of all scales. He brings this experience in the International Innovation Hub as co-director of its activities. His focus is on building the infrastructure of the Hub in the incubator and FabLab. He is also currently associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. He is a founding member of the department and lead it as Head of Department in the years 2013-2014, during which the department achieved the Chinese degree awarding powers from the Ministry of Education and RIBA part I international for the BEng Architecture.
Dr Dounas has been teaching in architecture schools and colleges in Europe and China for 10 years and has experience with basic and applied research in architectural design. His design and research work has been published internationally and he has received awards for his teaching, research and architectural design practice. His main research deals with computer generative tools and methods in architectural design. Before XJTLU, Theo worked in the TOSMI, a MEDIA educational programme of the EU commission, at University of Thessaly teaching animation and virtual reality in architecture and in his own practice in Greece where he completed more than 60 architectural studies and competitions.