Wasabii Ng is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
Under the Materializing Futures Section, Wasabii explores the design potentials of mycelium-based materials, with a particular interest in tuning their experiential qualities through unusual techniques (such as sound), which offers immense possibilities for cleaner production and the design of novel responsive artefacts. Her research brings together research techniques from biology and design in a unique iterative manner. She works under the supervision of Prof. Elvin Karana, Prof. Han Wosten (Utrecht University) and Dr. Valentina Rognoli (PoliMi). Wasabii also has an affiliation with the Biobased Art and Design Group at the Avans University of Applied Sciences, guiding students and researchers on designing with mycelium-based materials.
Previously she graduated with a First-Class Honours BA in Textile Design at Chelsea College Of Art, University of the Arts London; and she holds a MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College Of Art (RCA) London. Her work has been internationally exhibited and runs workshops for educational purposes. Her previous grants includes projects such as Cuddly Fungi (funding awarded Creative Stimulerings Fonds) and Another bite of the cherry (H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-3 Project number: 763784).