Kamrun Naher Tithi is a M.S. candidate at Stuckeman Center for Design Computing at The Pennsylvania State University. She was a teaching assistant for the course Visual Communication during her first semester on campus. Currently, she is working as a research assistant for the project “NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge” with the Penn State team. Her research focuses on robotic construction, interlocking building component, mortarless construction, 3D printing, analysis, and design for extreme environmental conditions.
Before starting her post professional masters at Penn State, she completed her professional M.Arch. degree from the Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with a Fulbright scholarship, and she worked as a teaching assistant for two years. There she became Top of the Class and received the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate. She also received the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Medal for her M.Arch. thesis project titled “Mars Habitation: Design for Extreme Condition.”
Before coming to the United States, Tithi completed her five-year B.Arch. degree from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) with the Best Student Award and several scholarships. She had three years of professional work experiences with architectural firms as an architect and associate architect, where she was involved in the design and construction management of numerous residential and commercial projects including a resort, housing complex, shopping mall, office building, and renovation of art galleries. After successfully completing all the professional license exams arranged by Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), she became a licensed architect of Bangladesh in 2013. In addition to working with architectural firms, her personal professional practice includes single and multi-story residential building design as well as interior design of office and residence. She also has certified training and work experiences in site and construction management.
At present, in addition to working with the Penn State team for “NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge” team, Tithi is pursuing her own master's research on “Automated Construction: A quarry for Self-Joining Structure with Mortarless and Adhesive Free Interlocking Construction Component.”