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Baek, C., Martin, A., Poincloux, S., Chen, T., & Reis, M. P., (2021), “Smooth triaxial weaving with naturally curved ribbons“, Phys. Rev. Lett.,  127(10), 104301, Editors’ Suggestion, cover article.

Physics magazine synopsis: The Geometry of Basket Weaving

Nature review physics: Weaving smooth 3D shapes with curved ribbons

Chen, T., Panetta, J., Schaubelt, M., Pauly, M., (2021), “Bistable Auxetic Surface Structures“, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 40, 4, Article 39.

Ren, Y., Panetta, J., Chen, T., Isvoranu, F., Poincloux, S., Brandt, C., Martin, A., Pauly, M., (2021), “3D Weaving with Curved Ribbons“, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 40, 4, Article 127.

Panetta, J., Isvoranu, F., Chen, T., Siefert, E., Roman, B., Pauly, M., (2021), “Computational Inverse Design of Surface-based Inflatables“, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 40, 4, Article 40.

Poincloux, S., Chen, T., Audoly, B., & Reis, M. P., (2021), “Bending Response of a Book with Internal Friction“, Phys. Rev. Lett., 126(21), 218004, Editors’ Suggestion.

Chen, T., & Shea, K., (2021), “Computational design of multi-stable, reconfigurable surfaces“, Materials & Design, 205, 109688.

Chen, T., Pauly, M., & Reis, M. P., (2021), “Metamaterial with Reprogrammable Mechanical Properties and Stable Memory“, Nature, 589(7842), 386–390.

Nature news and views: Mechanical memory written and read remotely


Chen, T., Bilal, R.O., Lang, R., Daraio, C., & Shea, K., (2019),”Autonomous Deployment of a Solar Panel Using an Elastic Origami and Distributed Shape Memory Polymer Actuators“, Physical Review Applied, 11(6), 064069, Editors’ Suggestion.

Physics magazine Focus story: Folded Solar Panel Opens Without Power Source

TechCrunch: This solar array expands itself at the right temperature

Du Pasquier, C., Chen, T., Tibbits, S., & Shea, K., (2019),”Design and Computational Modeling of a 3D Printed Pneumatic Toolkit for Soft Robotics“, Soft Robotics, 6(5), 657-663.


Chen, T., Bilal, R.O., Shea, K., & Daraio, C. (2018), “Harnessing Bistability for Directional Propulsion of Untethered, Soft Robots“, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 115 (22), 5698-5702.

Chen, T., & Shea, K., (2018), “An Autonomous Programmable Actuator and Shape Reconfigurable Structures using Bistability and Shape Memory Polymers“, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, 5(2), 91-101.

Schwarz, J., Chen, T., Shea, K., & Stankovic, T., (2018), “An Efficient Size and Shape Optimization of Large Scale Truss Structures Subject to Stress and Buckling Constraints“, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 58(1), 171-184.

Zimmermann, L., Chen, T., & Shea, K., (2018), “Generalizing the Link between 3D Spatial Grammars and Finite Element Analysis for Structural Engineering Design Automation”, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 32(2), 189-199.


Wagner, M., Chen, T., & Shea, K., (2017), “Large Shape Transforming 4D Auxetic Structures Using a 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymer”, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, 4(3), 133-142.

Chen, T., Mueller, J., & Shea, K., (2017), “Integrated Design and Simulation of Tunable, Multi-State Structures Fabricated Monolithically with Multi-Material 3D Printing”, Scientific Reports, 7, 45671.