Demi Fang


Researcher working at the intersection of structural, architectural, and computational design; passionate about reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment.

Pronounced “DEE-mee”; pronouns she/her


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  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) summer program fellow, 2022 (hosted by Kawaguchi Laboratory at University of Tokyo, supported by MISTI Japan) (photos)
  • SM in Building Technology, MIT Department of Architecture, 2020
  • BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Track at Princeton University, highest honors, 2017
  • Intern at Thornton Tomasetti Boston (embodied carbon data analysis), SOM Chicago (structures and computational design), Silman New York (structures), Guy Nordenson Associates (models, drawings, and representation)

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Teaching experience:

  • Teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate course 4.462/4.440/1.056 Introduction to Structural Design under Dr. Paul Mayencourt (2020) and Prof. John Ochsendorf (2022, 2023) at MIT Department of Architecture
  • Completed the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program at MIT Teaching + Learning Lab (2023)

Community service: MIT Department of Architecture student cabinet representative (2020-2021); graduate residence Publicity Co-chair (2018-2020); MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) Application Review Committee (2020)

Press: Exploring traditional Japanese woodworking for building sustainability, MIT School of Architecture + Planning 2023

Contact: dfang (at) mit (dot) edu

CV available upon request.

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Website base theme: Barber Jekyll; adaptations made with the help of Billy Fang.