Peter Yeadon is the founder of Yeadon Space Agency and known for his pioneering research into new applications for advanced materials in architecture and design. He has received numerous awards for his work, including a Top Five Finalists spot at the 2010 World Technology Awards in Design. He has lectured at universities and conferences, and his work has been published extensively. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at RISD, Yeadon served on the college’s Academic Affairs Committee of the Board, Research Advisory Council, and is leading RISD’s HEALTH+ faculty research cluster. Prior to RISD, he taught at Cornell University and the University of Toronto. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Yeadon teaches advanced design studio and Structures and Materials and Building Systems Integration in the graduate program.