Tim Stark is a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. His current research project “Robotic screw press gluing” focuses on the industrial development of high-performance and adaptive, digitally manufactured adhesive joints in wood construction and is funded by the “Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)”.
Prior to joining ICD, Tim worked as a computational designer for Werner Sobek Stuttgart AG. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg as well as a Master of Science in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) from the University of Stuttgart.
His master’s thesis “Joint Effort - Robot team enabled carbon fibre joining strategies for lightweight wood construction“, which he developed together with his colleagues Simon Lut and Lasath Siriwardena, was awarded the “IntCDC Master’s Thesis Grants 2020” and demonstrated the benefits of co-designing a component, joint and robotic system to establish a load-bearing, robot-specific and connection-driven building system.