Dr Joe Gattas

Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
j.gattas@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63009

Overview

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 www.joegattas.com for latest information.

Research Interests

  • Origami-inspired engineering
  • Research-based design and learning
  • Structural engineering
  • Parametric design and digital fabrication

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Shi, Quan, Shi, Xiaoqiang, Gattas, Joseph M. and Kitipornchai, Sritawat (2017) Folded assembly methods for thin-walled steel structures. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 138 235-245. doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.07.010

  • Gattas, Joseph M., Lv, Weilin and Chen, Yan (2017) Rigid-foldable tubular arches. Engineering Structures, 145 246-253. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.04.037

  • Gattas, Joseph M. and Baber, Kim (2017). Rapid Assembly with Bending-Stabilised Structures. In: Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn and Marilena Skavara, Fabricate: Rethinking Design and Construction. Fabricate 2017, Stuttgart, Germany, (50-57). April 6-8 2017. doi:10.14324/111.9781787350014

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Gattas, Joseph M. and Baber, Kim (2017). Rapid Assembly with Bending-Stabilised Structures. In: Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn and Marilena Skavara, Fabricate: Rethinking Design and Construction. Fabricate 2017, Stuttgart, Germany, (50-57). April 6-8 2017. doi:10.14324/111.9781787350014

  • Garrett, Daniel, You, Zhong and Gattas, Joseph M. (2016). Curved crease tube structures and an energy absorbing crash box. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC, United States, (). 21-24 August 2016. doi:10.1115/DETC2016-59784

  • Al-Qaryouti, Y., Gattas, J. M., Shi, R. and McCann, L. (2016). Digital fabrication strategies for timber thin-walled sections. In: S. Hernández, C.A. Brebbia and W.P. de Wilde, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials (HPSM 2016). International Conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials, Siena, Italy, (415-426). 19 - 21 September 2016. doi:10.2495/HPSM160391

  • Lee, T. U. and Gattas, J. M. (2016). Experimental analysis of a reverse elastica pop-up geometry. In: 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016). International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, China, (1448-1453). 14-16 December 2016.

  • Hansen, B. J., Tan, J., Gattas, J. M., Fernando, D. and Heitzmann, M. (2016). Folded fabrication of FRP-timber thin-walled beams with novel non-uniform cross-sections. In: Proceedings of the WCTE 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering. World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Australia, (). 22-25 August 2016.

  • Lee, T. U. and Gattas, J. M. (2016). Folded fabrication of composite curved-crease components. In: 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016). International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, China, (1430-1435). 14-16 December 2016.

  • Guo, Zhiming, Gattas, Joseph, Karampour, Hassan, Wang, Shibin and Albermani, Faris (2016). Numerical analysis on the buckling behaviour of curved-crease origami pipelines. In: Proceedings of the Twelfth ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium. ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (414-418). 4-7 October 2016.

  • Cash, Tamsin N., Warren, Hayden S. and Gattas, Joseph M. (2015). Analysis of Miura-Type Folded and Morphing Sandwich Beams. In: Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, United States, (). 2-5 August 2015. doi:10.1115/DETC2015-46380

  • Shi, Xiaoqiang and Gattas, Joseph M. (2015). Design and folded fabrication of novel self-braced triangular structural sections and frames. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (792-798). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.424

  • Gattas, Joseph M. and Chen, Yan (2015). Synthesis of Folded Frame Structures From Cube-Type and Eggbox-Type Kirigami Geometry. In: Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, United States, (). 2-5 August 2015. doi:10.1115/DETC2015-46433

  • Gattas, Joseph M. and You, Zhong (2013). Quasi-static impact response of alternative origami-core sandwich panels. In: ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013. ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013, Portland, United States, (). 4-7 August 2013. doi:10.1115/DETC2013-12681

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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