ABOUT

Greetings, this is the online portfolio of Jeff Lee (aka Ting-Uei Lee). Jeff is a postdoc research fellow at the RMIT University, Australia. His research involves using computational design techniques to concisely and accurately produce complex structural forms. Applications include origami-inspired structures, curved-crease compliant mechanisms, deployable structures, and modular housings. You may contact Jeff via Email, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

2016-2018 Portfolio

2016-2018 Portfolio

About

About

Folded Shelter

Folded Shelter

Robotic Manufacturing

Robotic Manufacturing

Differential Curing

Differential Curing

Bent Origami

Bent Origami

Folded Timber

Folded Timber

Dual-State Origami

Dual-State Origami

Buckling Control

Buckling Control

Compliant Mechanism

Compliant Mechanism

Reverse Elastica

Reverse Elastica

Bending-Stabilised

Bending-Stabilised

Portable House

Portable House

Deployable Shelter

Deployable Shelter

Post-Tensioned Pavilion

Post-Tensioned Pavilion

Digital Fabrication

Digital Fabrication

2016-2018 Publications

2016-2018 Publications

End

End

Education

  • Mar 2016 – May 2019, D.Eng. Joint Civil and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia/ Tianjin University, China.

  • Feb 2011 – Jul 2015, B.Eng. Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Professional Experience

  • Jul 2020 - Present, Research Fellow, RMIT University, Australia.

  • Jan 2020 - Present, Self-employed Computational Designer, Jeff Lee Digital Projects (ABN: 82 514 572 803), Australia.

  • Feb 2020 Jun 2020, Casual Academic, The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Jan 2020 – Jun 2020, Computational Designer, Modulum Homes, Australia.

  • May 2019 – Dec 2019, Postdoc Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Jan 2016 – Mar 2016, Research Assistant, The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Aug 2015 – Jan 2016, Civil Sales Estimator, Colemans Group, Australia.

  • Oct 2009 – Sep 2017, Business Management and Operations, Bethania Foodstore, Australia.

  • Nov 2014 – Feb 2015, Site Engineer (Internship), Dong-Teng Construction Group, Taiwan.

Publications

PhD Thesis:

  • Lee, T.U., 2019, Elastic Energy Behaviours of Curved-crease Origami, Joint PhD Thesis of University of Queensland and Tianjin University. [Download 1] [Download 2]

Journal papers:

  • Lee, T.U. and Xie, Y.M., 2021. Simultaneously optimizing supports and topology in structural design. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Volume 197, 103633. [Link]

  • Lee, T.U., Chen, Y., Heitzmann, M.T. and Gattas, J.M., 2021. Compliant curved-crease origami-inspired metamaterials with a programmable force-displacement response. Materials & Design, p.109859. [Link]

  • Meng, X., Lee, T.U., Xiong, Y., Huang, X. and Xie, Y.M., 2021. Optimizing Support Locations in the Roof–Column Structural System. Applied Sciences, 11(6), 2775. [Link]

  • Bukauskas, A., Koronaki, A., Lee, T.U., Ott, D., Al Asali, M.W., Jalia, A., Bashford, T., Gatóo, A., Newman, J., Gattas, J.M. and Shah, D., 2021. Curved-Crease Origami Face Shields for Infection Control. PLOS ONE 16(2): e0245737. [Link]

  • Lee, T.U., Yang, X., Ma, J. Chen, Y. and Gattas, J.M., 2018. Elastic buckling control of thin-walled cylinder using pre-embedded curved-crease origami patterns. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 151, pp.322-330. [Link]

  • Lee, T.U., You, Z. and Gattas, J.M., 2017. Elastica surface generation of curved-crease origami. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 136, pp.13-27. [Link]

  • Lee, T.U. and Gattas, J.M., 2016. Geometric design and construction of structurally stabilized accordion shelters. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 8, no. 3 (2016): 031009. [Link]
     

Book chapters:

  • Lee, T.U., Chen, Y. and Gattas, J.M., 2018. Curved-Crease Origami with Multiple States, In Origami 7: Seventh International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education, Vol. 3, 2018, pp. 849-864.

  • Gattas, J.M., Baber, K., Al-Qaryouti, Y. and Lee, T.U., 2017, January. Rapid Assembly with Bending-Stabilised Structures. In Fabricate 2017 (pp. 50-57). UCL Press. [Link]
     

Conference papers:

  • Lee, T.U. and Gattas, J., 2016, January. Folded fabrication of composite curved-crease components. In International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (pp. 1430-1435).

  • Lee, T.U. and Gattas, J., 2016, January. Experimental analysis of a reverse elastica pop-up geometry. In International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (pp. 1448-1453).
     

Conference abstracts:

  • Lee, T.U. and Gattas, J., 2019. Elastic energy behaviours of curved-crease origami: a summary of recent progress. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference.

  • Ma, J., Yang, X., Lee, T.U. and Chen, Y., 2018. Elastic buckling control of cylindrical shells using origami patterns. Bulletin of the American Physical Society.
     

Patents:

  • 马家耀、杨晓辰、Ting-Uei Lee、陈焱、杨富富,一种可展曲面管状结构,申请号:201810276778.3,发明专利,2018.3.31.

Awards

  • 2018, Gabriella & Paul Rosenbaum Foundation Award, 7OSME, The proceedings from the seventh meeting of Origami, Science, Mathematics and Education

  • 2018, Golden Jubilee Student Award, The Patricia Moffett Bursary, UQ Alumni & Friends. [Link]

  • 2016, Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, The Deployable Shelter, The University of Queensland.

Teaching Experience

  • Guest Lecture, 2019, Curved-crease Origami: A Hybrid of Sheet Folding and Bending, Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM) seminar, The University of Queensland, Australia. 

  • Guest Lecture, 2019, Parametric Geometry and Structural Analysis, Computational Design and Structural Geometry (CIVL7360), The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Guest Lecture, 2018, Bending-Active Structures, Computational Design and Structural Geometry (CIVL7360), The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Guest Lecture, 2017, Parametric Design to FEM Structural Analysis, Advanced Structural Analysis (CIVL4332), The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Guest Lecture, 2016, Rhino-Grasshopper-Karamba: Parametric Design and Structural Analysis, Advanced Architectural Technology (BLDG7021), The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Guest Lecture, 2016, Introduction to Parametric Design, Engineering Design (ENGG1100), The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Tutor, 2016, Advanced Architectural Technology (BLDG7021), The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Software Training Workshops, 2016, Introduction to parametric design: Rhino-Grasshopper, Kangaroo, KukaPrc, and Karamba, The University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Software Training Workshops, 2016, Modelling of Origami Geometries, Tianjin University, China.

Media

  • HappyShield: Curved Crease Origami Face Shield For Infection Control [Link]

  • Dezeen: Simple origami face shield can be folded from single sheet of plastic [Link]

  • ArchDaily: 5 Protective Face Shields Designed by Architects in Fight against COVID-19 [Link]

  • MashableAustralia: This origami face shield folds for more protection against exposure to COVID-19 [Link]

  • Parametric House: CURVED-CREASE ORIGAMI [Link]

  • UQ Research News - Coronavirus (COVID-19) expertise and updates: Shielding health workers [Link]