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Welcome! This is the online portfolio of Dr Ting-Uei (Jeff) Lee. 

Jeff is a postdoc reserach fellow at the RMIT University, Australia. He comes from an engineering academic background, with a strong research interest in modelling complex 3D geometries using computational design techniques to achieve efficient structural systems.

BIO

Jeff completed his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2015 and his Doctor of Philosophy in collaboration between UQ and Tianjin University in 2019. The title of his PhD thesis is "Elastic energy behaviours of curved-crease origami".

In July 2020, Jeff commenced as a research fellow in the Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM) under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Mike Xie.

Jeff’s active research areas include structural optimisation, origami-inspired engineering, large elastic bending, mechanical metamaterials, computational geometries, deployable structures, and lightweight/modular constructions.

Jeff have been awarded the prestigious Hangai Prize by the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) in 2021. He is the first Australian to win this great honour since the Hangai Prize established in 2001.

AWARDS
 

  • 2021, 19th IASS Hangai Prize, Surrey, UK. [Link 1] [Link 2]

  • 2018, Gabriella & Paul Rosenbaum Foundation Award, 7OSME, Oxford, UK.

  • 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.

TEAM

Jeff is currently supervising 2 PhD students:

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Mr Zhi (Albert) Li

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Mr Yuanpeng Liu

   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]

COLLABORATORS

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   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.

   EXPERIENCE
 

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

  • Jan 2020 - 2021, 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, 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.

   TEACHING
 

  • Guest Lecture, 2022, Introduction to parametric design, Creative Engineering CAD (OENG1204), RMIT University, Australia.

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

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