Martina Decker is an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is originally from Munich, Germany where she received her professional architecture degree from the University of Applied Sciences. Ms. Decker has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects that show her penchant for interdisciplinary work. They include art installations, consumer products and buildings. She pursues design innovation through the exploration of emergent materials, working directly with various types of smart materials and nanomaterials. At NJIT, Martina continues her interdisciplinary endeavors in her Material Dynamics Lab.