Hello. My name is Sarat Babu.

I work at the convergence between Materials, Industrial Design, Computational Geometry and Additive Manufacturing.

I am currently based in London, where I work for Alloyed as Chief Digital Officer. I previously founded and ran Betatype and BREAD. A history of my work in the public domain is provided below:

Publications & Patents

Moveable display supports, computing devices using same, and methods of use 

Patent / US 10886498 B2, 2021.

Applied Materials Today

Journal Article / Volume 15, Pages 377-388, 2019.
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Tool path data generation in additive manufacturing

Patent / WO 2020008165 A1, 2020.

Additive Manufacturing

Journal Article / Volume 22, Pages 290-301, ISSN 2214-8604, 2018.
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Orthopaedic Proceedings

Journal Article / Volume 99, Pages 136-136, 2017.

Materials & Design

Journal Article / Volume 131, Pages 498-508, ISSN 0264-1275, 2017.
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Architectured Objects through Selective Laser Sintering

Doctoral Thesis / University College London, 2014.

Architectural Design

Journal Article / Volume 84, Issue 1, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, ISSN: 1554-2769, 2014.
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Material Matters — New Materials in Design

Article / Black Dog Publishing, ISBN13: 978-1907317736, 2012.

Persistent Modelling: Extending the role of architectural representation

Chapter / Routledge, Oxon, ISBN-13: 978- 0415594073, 2012.

Implant and Implant System

Patent / WO 2012168715 A1, 2012.

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Research Grants & Awards

The Arts Foundation & Clotherworkers Association

Materials Innovation Fellowship, 2015.

NIHR BRC at the Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research

Confidence in Concept, 2014.

OA Centre Imperial College London, Wellcome Trust & EPSRC

Proof of Concept Funding for Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis, 2014.

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Industrial Fellowship, 2011.

Dyson Foundation

Dyson Foundation Bursary, 2009.



An Interview with Sarat Babu, 2020.
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The Manufacturer

Design thinking will propel 3D printing, 2018.
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Monocle on Design

Uniform Wares: A trip to the workshop of the UK watchmaker doing things differently, 2018.
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3D Print

Making Additive Manufacturing Perform For Manufacturing, 2018.
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Financial Times

Breathing chandeliers and algae sculptures: bionic art comes to the V&A, 2017.
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The Engineer

The future of additive manufacturing is all about design, 2017.
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Korean Institute of Design Promotion Busan

Thinking through Making, Design Centre, Korea, 2012.

University College London

Digital Representation and Analogue Matter, Unit 20, The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, 2012.

Royal College of Art

Exploratorium: Composite Design and FabricationInnovation Design Engineering, London, 2011 & 2010.


100% Materials, 3D Print Show, AMUG, The Big Egg Hunt, Clerkenwell Design Week, Designblok, Designjunction, FormNext, Generation Modification & Arhus Arkitektskolen, ICA, Inspiring Matter, Labcraft, Maison & Objet, Royal College of Art, Surface Design Show, TCT, The Wire.


British Computer Society

London, September 2019.

Bartlett School of Architecture

UCL Here East Campus, London, June 2019.


Sheffield, April 2019.

Mastering AM

MTC, Coventry, March 2019.

Additive World

Eindhoven, March 2018.

Irish Manufacturing Research

Dublin, 2017.


Durban, 2017.

Digital Architecture Open Lectures

University of Kent, 2017.

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing

Nottingham, 2017.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group

Chicago, 2017.

Materials and Manufacturing Challenges for Power Electronics Systems

Renishaw, Stone, 2017.

ALM Technologies for Space Applications

Harwell Campus, Didcot, 2017.

Lattice Structures Symposium

Imperial College, London, 2016.

New Designers

Business Design Center, London, 2016.

Innovation Through Craft: Opportunities for Growth

RSA House, London, 2016.

The Current State and Future of Additive Manufacturing

London, 2016.

Innovate 15

Old Billingsgate, London, 2015.

Design For Manufacturing: Summit #11

Makerversity, London, 2015.


Saatchi Gallery, Collect, 2015.


Pier 9, San Fransisco, 2015.

Algorithms & Actulisation

Architecture Association, London, 2014.


The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2014.

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

The Cooper Union, New York, 2014.

Make Shift

Ravensbourne, Greenwich,November 2014.

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Royal Albert Hall, London, 2014.

FIGS Forum

University College London, 2014.

Shenkar University

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013.

Generation Modification

Roca Gallery, London, 2013.

New Materials – New Architecture?

Århus Arkitektskolen, 2013.

DAMADEI 20’ x 20’ Symposium

Roca Gallery London, 2013.

EOS Users Day Conference North America

Atlanta, USA, 2013.

Persistent Modelling Seminar

CITA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2012.

SATnet Virtual Seminar

London, 2010.

Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

London, 2010.

Digital Relations in Architecture

CITA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2010.

Innovation in a Recession

Hidden Art Forum, London, 2010.

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