Imperial College London

Dr Marin Sawa

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Visiting Researcher Association







704Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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Algaerium Bioprinter and Algae Printing [Linz -Brussels edition], STARTS Prize ’17 Exhibition, Ars Electronica Festival, Post City, Linz, Austria, Sep 7- 11; BOZAR Electronic Art Festival, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium, Sep 15- 30, 2017

Algae Printing, ‘Power of Plants’ (organised by OpenPlant), Latitude Festival, Suffolk, England, UK, July 15-17, 2016

Algaerium Bioprinter [Warsaw edition],  'Algae in Space' (organised by Dr Patrick Jones et al.,Imperial), Tim Peake themed event, Science Museum, London, UK, Dec 15, 2015

Algaerium Bioprinter [Warsaw edition], 'Przemiany Festival/Anthropocene –Design an epoch', Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, Poland, Sep 3- 4, 2015

Algae Printing for digitally printable superfood, ‘Smart Technologies and new design’, Designers' Open 2013, Leipziger Messe, Leipzig, Germany, Oct 2013

Algaerium, ‘Biodesign’, the New Institute, Rotterdam, Netherland, Sep- Jan 2013

Algaerium Bioprinter [Paris edition], ‘En Vie/Alive’, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France, Apr- Aug 2013

Algaerium, ‘Futurotextiles 3’, CETI: the European Centre for Innovative Textiles, Lille, France, 2011

Algaerium, ‘iFabric: European Talent’, Audax Textile Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands, 2011

Algaerium, ‘100% Design’ with Global Colour Research (MIX Magazine), London, Sep 2010

Algaerium, ‘Designers Block’, Bergehouse/Oxo Tower, London, Sep 2010

Algaerium, ‘Digital Explorations in Design’ event, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2010


Emre Ozer, Anand Savanth, ARM Ltd, Printed electronics, bioelectronics, biophotovoltaics, 2018 - 2019

R&D, Headquater, Kyoto, Japan, Sun Chlorella Corporation, Designing of future food supplements, 2017

Dr Paolo Bombelli and Prof Chris J. Howe, University of Cambridge, Biophotovoltaic research, 2013

Guest Lectures

Algaerium Bioprinter and Algae Printing for 'Shaping the future' 2017 cycle conference, L’École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD), Paris, France, 2017

Speaker at the Syn.De.Bio Symposium, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, The Royal Ear Hospital, 21 Capper Street, London WC1E 2QG, 2014

Sustain Talks 3.6: Algae: Green Gold (Speakers also include: Brenda Parker, Julia Lohmann), Royal College of Arts, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU, 2014

Bioindustry Programme: Printed superfood (Marin Sawa) and our (in)visible membrane (Sonja Bäumel), Mediamatic, Dijkspark 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam, 2014