Folded Structures Lab

Research Group at the University of Queensland

People and Projects

Folded Structures Lab, 2022

Group Members

A/Prof Joe Gattas, Lead Harry Mills, PhD Candidate Gabrielle Hodge, PhD Candidate
Tomas Bravo Tetlak, PhD Candidate Yuyu Wang, PhD Candidate Jian Jiang, MPhil Candidate
Mahmoud Abu Saleem, PhD Candidate    


Dr Ting-Uei (Jeff) Lee, PhD (2019) Dr Ya Ou, PhD (2020) Dr Yousef Alqaryouti, PhD (2020)
Zhuoyang Xin, MPhil (2021) Quan Shi, PhD (2021) Weiqi Cui, PhD (2022)

Projects - Current

Title Year(s) Lead(s)  
Structural performance of cardboard folded sandwich structures for ultra-low-cost emergency shelters 2022- Mahmoud Abu Saleem, Joe Gattas, CM Wang  
Forest to fibre, fibre to building 2021- Kim Baber, Catherine Keys  
Novel database management, verification, and cost optimisation tools for parametric steel connection design 2021- Yuyu Wang, Joe Gattas, Vitor Bottazzi  
Automated processing tools for BIM/IFC models: construction sequencing and connection code compliance checking 2021- Joe Gattas, Vitor Bottazzi  
Optimisation of timber selection in low-rise residential wall frame construction 2021- Jian Jiang, Joe Gattas, Lisa Ottenhaus  
Novel methods for the study of dynamic and static behaviours of mass timber floor systems 2021- Tomas Bravo Tetlak, Cristian Maluk, Joe Gattas  
Application of remote sensing technologies for the verification and enhancement of network scale bridge data records 2020- Gabrielle Hodge, Joe Gattas  
Alternative uses for under-valued sawmill products in innovative timber structures 2018- Harry Mills, Kim Baber, Joe Gattas

Projects - Completed

Title Year(s) Lead(s)  
Mouldless manufacture and performance of hybrid FRP-timber thin-walled structures 2018-2022 Weiqi Cui, Joe Gattas, Dilum Fernando, Michael Heitzmann
Tension strap assembly methods for lightweight and high-speed timber construction 2019-2021 Zhuoyang Xin, Joe Gattas, Kim Baber
Prefabrication and digital fabrication strategies for large-scale timber construction 2018-2021 Joe Gattas, Kim Baber
Robotic assembly of mass timber building components 2019-2020 Joe Gattas
‘Plate House’ folded structures for permanent social housing 2019 Joe Gattas
Mechanics of digitally-fabricated hinges for folded steel structures 2016-2021 Quan Shi, Joe Gattas, Sritawat Kitipornchai
Hybrid timber-concrete floor panel systems with a novel hollow core construction 2015-2020 Ya Ou, Dilum Fernando, Joe Gattas
Structural performance and digital fabrication of low-cost folded sandwich structures 2016-2020 Yousef Al-Qaryouti, Joe Gattas, Kim Baber, Dilum Fernando
Elastic energy behaviours of curved-crease origami 2016-2019 Ting-Uei Lee, Joe Gattas, Yan Chen