Researcher biography

Joe is a civil engineer and Lecturer at the University of Queensland. His research involves using origami design techniques to invent and improve thin-walled structures and devices. There are numerous applications of origami shell structures, including deployable and modular housing; energy-absorbing packaging and barriers; and lightweight automobile and aircraft components. He is also interested in all aspects of design, making, and coding, and pursues a large number of projects that relate to one or all of them. He completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in 2013. It was funded with the generous support of the John Monash Scholarship (2010). See personal website for latest information.