Marin is a designer and PhD researcher, practising at the intersection of textile and architectural design with biotechnology. She is particularly interested in the synthesis of art, science and technology in the context of design and sustainability.
Recent awards include the 2012 UAL International Graduate Scholarship, for funding her research degree at CSM, and 2012 Color in Design Award sponsored by Pantone.
Currently, as of the duration of her PhD (2011/12-2015), she is the Artist in Residence at Biochemistry Dep. (The Nixon Group), Sir Ernst Chain Building – Wolfson Laboratories, Imperial College London. This unique collaboration has been forged through the Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College, based on the commonality, algae, between her best-known work, Algaerium and their algal research: she continues to explore an intersection of design and algal biotechnology for an urban environment.