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Dr Sarat Babu

Dr Sarat Babu is a material scientist and designer that has focused on converging both disciplines into a singular practice

To that end he founded Betatype, an entity focusing on developing materials and future products through new manufacturing process. Betatype focuses on physical making at the heart of its methods, alloying both technical analysis and craft techniques to simultaneously design materials and forms that can create a new generation of products.

In addition, Sarat is a research associate in Medical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London and a Senior Visiting Tutor on Innovation Design Engineering, Department of Production at the Royal College of Art. He holds degrees in Material Science and Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering and a Doctorate in Virtual Environments Imaging and Visualisation and is currently an Industrial Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.


Dr Sarat Babu will be featuring in Session 1 - Materials

Make:Shift Presenters

Dr Sarat Babu
Julia Bennett
Lauren Bowker
Gerard Briscoe
Mark Burrows
Annabelle Campbell
Mark Champkins
Professor Daniel Charny
Amy Congdon
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Gina Czarnecki
Boris Debackere
Matt Durran
Lizete Druka
Michael Eden
Gregory Epps
Bronac Ferran
Grant Gibson
Dr Karen Ingham
Michelle Kasprzak
Professor Roger Kneebone
Dr Zoe Laughlin
Professor Julia Lohmann
Martina Margetts
Alex McLean
Tom Metcalfe
Dr Mark Miodownik
Ammar Mirjan
Gareth Neal
Professor Raymond Oliver
Dr Claire Pajaczkowska
Professor Mike Press
Fi Scott
Professor Lucy Di Silvio
Rhian Soloman
Dr Becky Stewart
Dries Verbruggen