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. Jeff is also an illustrator, capable of making 3D technical and 2D cartoon figures. You can 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

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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., 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

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, 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]

©2019 by Ting-Uei [Jeff] Lee.

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