Shawn A Khokher
- PhD Student, Architecture
Shawn A Khokher is a PhD student in architecture at the University of Kansas. He began his doctoral studies in 2021. He is interested in using robotic arms to 3D print more sustainable alternatives to standard cement-based concrete. He is part of an on going research project in collaboration with members from the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas and The Design School at Arizona State University. This research project incorporates Phase Changing Material with Geopolymer Concrete in a layered configuration. His PhD research expands on these materials in an alternate 3D-printable configuration to explore the thermal and structural effects on a building. In his research, he utilizes such devices as KUKA KR 10 R1100 sixx Robotic Arms, Type-T Thermocouples, and Heat Flux sensors, as well as programs such as Rhino and Grasshopper. He is from Olathe, Kansas and received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies in 2019 and a Master of Architecture in 2021, both from the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas.