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Sebastian Morales is an artist, engineer and researcher based in NYC. His work often exists in the confluence of sculpture, kinetics, biomimicry and code. Born and raised in Mexico he moved the United States in 2009 where he has lived since. Currently a candidate for New York University Interaction Telecommunication Program (NYU ITP).




New York University (NYU), New York City, NY August 2016, May 2018
Candidate Interactive Telecommunications Program

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago IL. August 2009, December 2013
B.S. Mechanical Engineering - GPA 3.4/4


University Honors
CONACYT Beca al extranjero
NYU-TSOA DEAN’S FELLOWSHIP                       NYU-TSOA  Scholarship
IIT-International Merit Scholarship                         IIT-Deans List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2013
IIT-Resident Advisor Housing Scholarship- May 2011-May 2013
IIT-IPro day, Products and Process Innovations, May 2012, 1st place


FATHOM, Oakland CA, October 2015- July 2015 Research Engineer

Autodesk Pier 9, San Francisco CA, February 2015-October 2015
Artist in Residency

SmarterShade Inc. Chicago, IL  August 2012– January 2014
Design Engineer

Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL  Spring 2013- Fall 2013
Student Research (Composite 3D Printing)

DEKA R&D,- Manchester - NH Summer 2013
Mechanical Engineer Intern


Systems: Robotics, Kinematics, Parametric Design, Interactive Media, Networks, Physical Computing, Pneumatics, Research, Creative Coding
Design: Fusion 360, Arduino, Processing, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor HSM, Isadora, Maya, Blender, Rihno, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, FCPX
Fabrication: 3D printing, Laser Cutting, CNC machining, Welding, Casting, Vacuum Forming, Metal Machining, Wood Working
Languages: English- Fluent, Spanish- Native, French- Limited working proficiency    




Autodesk Pier 9- Artist in Residency- February 2015- May 2015
MonkeyBars Cisco World Forum- IoT art installation- October 2014

Press Publications
Make Magazine, Tell time with this 3D printed portable sundial, May 2015

Make Magazine, Fiber Composite 3D Printer, November 2014

3D Printing Industry, The Spiderman of 3D Printers Has Arrived, November 2014

Adafruit, The Bug – Sebastian Morales’s Fiber 3D Printer Project, October 2014

3ders, The Bug, a 3D printer that prints in Fiber Composites, October 2014

Hackathons and Competitions
Solar Cubed, October 2012, 1st Place design
MonkeyBars- Gogo, February 2014, 1st Place, Cube 3D Printer


U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: TBD
Title: 3d printed airtight insulated objects using fused deposition modeling
Filed: November 2016
Inventors: Quinionez, Carlo., Morales Prado, Sebastian

U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62000033
Title: Variable Transmission Window
Filed: May 2014
Inventors: Morales Prado, Sebastian., Stacy, Michael.

U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62120078
Title: Fabric based Smart Shading Systems
Filed: Feb 2015
Inventors: Morales Prado, Sebastian., Tatzel, Ryan.