Dr Joe Gattas

Senior 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

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Grants

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Supervision

  • (2020) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Plasencia Alava, Kevin B., McCann, Lee K., Baber, Kim and Gattas, Joseph M. (2018). Computational design and experimental behaviour of deployable mass timber arches. International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures - symposium 2018, Boston, USA, 16-20 July 2018. Boston: International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.

  • Cui, W. Q., Gfeller, T., Fernando, D., Heitzmann, M. T. and Gattas, J. M. (2018). Folding fabrication of curved-crease spindle beams. 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education, Oxford, United Kingdom, 4–7 September 2018. St Albans, United Kingdom: Tarquin.

  • Fernando, Dilum, Torero, Jose L., Gattas, Joseph, Baber, Kim, Maluk, Cristian and Hidalgo, Juan P. (2018). Novel technologies for tall timber buildings: research streams and three solutions. 24th International Wood Construction Conference (IHF), Congress Centrum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER), 5-7 December 2018.

  • Al-Qaryouti, Yousef, Wen, Ye, Gattas, Joseph M. and Fernando, Dilum (2017). Comparison of plate and shell timber-composite sandwich structures. IASS Annual Symposium 2017, Hamburg, Germany, 25 - 28th September, 2017. International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.

  • Gattas, Joseph M., Baber, Kim and Al-Qaryouti, Yousef (2017). Rapid Assembly with Bending-Stabilised Structures. Fabricate 2017, Stuttgart, Germany, April 6-8 2017. London, United Kingdom: UCL Press. doi: 10.14324/111.9781787350014

  • Garrett, Daniel, You, Zhong and Gattas, Joseph M. (2016). Curved crease tube structures and an energy absorbing crash box. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC, United States, 21-24 August 2016. ASME. 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. International Conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials, Siena, Italy, 19 - 21 September 2016. Ashurst, Southampton, United Kingdom: WIT Press. doi: 10.2495/HPSM160391

  • Lee, T. U. and Gattas, J. M. (2016). Experimental analysis of a reverse elastica pop-up geometry. International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, China, 14-16 December 2016. Hong Kong: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • 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. World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Australia, 22-25 August 2016. Vienna, Australia: Vienna University of Technology.

  • Lee, T. U. and Gattas, J. M. (2016). Folded fabrication of composite curved-crease components. International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, China, 14-16 December 2016. Hong Kong: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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

  • Cash, Tamsin N., Warren, Hayden S. and Gattas, Joseph M. (2015). Analysis of Miura-Type Folded and Morphing Sandwich Beams. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, United States, 2-5 August 2015. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 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. International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 9-11 December 2015. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland. 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. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, United States, 2-5 August 2015. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/DETC2015-46433

  • Gattas, Joseph M. and You, Zhong (2014). Quasi-static impact response of single-curved foldcore sandwich shells. ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014, Buffalo, NY, United States, 17-20 August 2014. New York, NY, United States: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). doi: 10.1115/DETC201434826

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

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision