Jun Wu

Assistant Professor

Department of Design Engineering

Delft University of Technology




+31 (0)15 27 84858


32 B-3-030


Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE Delft, The Netherlands


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Since Sep. 2016, I am an assistant professor at TU Delft. Before this, I was a HC Ørsted postdoc fellow at the Section of Solid Mechanics, TU Denmark. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science in 2015 from TU Munich, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from Beihang University.

I develop computational design and fabrication methods to facilitate the design for the best performance, exploiting the unprecedented design freedom offered by additive manufacturing (3D printing). Exemplary topics include:


(1) Design of medical devices with tailor-made physical properties,

(2) Design of soft-bodied robots for stable physical interaction,

(3) Design of lightweight and robust structures for 3D printing.


Underlying such diverse design problems is computer simulation and optimization (e.g., topology optimization) of shapes, structures, and (meta-)materials. It builds upon and extends the state-of-the-art in computer graphics, computer-aided design, and computational mechanics, and in particular regarding geometry and physics.


2018-07-27 I visited Prof. Ligang Liu at USTC and gave a talk in the USTC summer school of Advances in Computer Graphics.

2018-03-27 Our paper on adaptive structures is conditionally accepted to Solid and Physical Modeling 2018.

2018-01-12 We are organizing a special issue on Generative Design, in the Computer-Aided Design journal. -> Call-for-Papers

2018-01-12 Our paper on soft robotics is accepted to ICRA 2018.

Computational Fabrication & Topology Optimization

Compatibility in Microstructural Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

Eric Garner, Helena Kolken, Charlie Wang, Amir Zadpoor, and Jun Wu

Under review, 2018


Optimization and Projection of Coated Structures with Orthotropic Infill Material

Jeroen Groen, Jun Wu, and Ole Sigmund

Under review, 2018



Continuous Optimization of Adaptive Quadtree Structures

Jun Wu

In Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 2018

Special issue of Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) 2018


arxiv | Project | Slides | code

Generating Sparse Self-Supporting Wireframe Models for 3D Printing Using Mesh Simplification

Xiuping Liu, Liping Lin, Jun Wu, Weiming Wang, Baocai Yin, and Charlie C.L. Wang

In Graphical Models (GMOD), 2018


Selected papers from Computational Visual Media Conference (CVM) 2018


Support-Free Hollowing

Weiming Wang, Yong-Jin Liu, Jun Wu, Shengjing Tian, Charlie C.L. Wang, Ligang Liu, and Xiuping Liu

In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2017


Paper | Project

Thermal-Comfort Design of Personalized Casts

Xiaoting Zhang, Guoxin Fang, Chengkai Dai, Jouke Verlinden, Jun Wu, Emily Whiting, and Charlie C.L. Wang

In ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2017


Paper | Project

Featured on 3DPrint.com and 3ders.org

Minimum Compliance Topology Optimization of Shell-Infill Composites for Additive Manufacturing

Jun Wu, Anders Clausen, and Ole Sigmund

In Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME), 2017


Paper | Project

Featured on 3DPrint.com and 3ders.org

Topology Optimization for Computational Fabrication

Jun Wu, Niels Aage, Sylvain Lefebvre, and Charlie Wang

In Eurographics - Tutorial, 2017



Infill Optimization for Additive Manufacturing -- Approaching Bone-like Porous Structures

Jun Wu, Niels Aage, Rüdiger Westermann, and Ole Sigmund

In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2017


Paper | Project | code

Featured on 3DPrint.com and 3ders.org

Self-Supporting Rhombic Infill Structures for Additive Manufacturing

Jun Wu, Charlie C.L. Wang, Xiaoting Zhang, and Rüdiger Westermann

In Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 2016


Paper | Project

Shape Interior Modeling and Mass Property Optimization Using Ray-reps

Jun Wu, Lou Kramer, and Rüdiger Westermann

In Computers & Graphics (Proc. of Shape Modeling International, SMI), 2016


Paper | Project

A System for High-Resolution Topology Optimization

Jun Wu, Christian Dick, and Rüdiger Westermann

In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2016


Paper | Project | Demo (.exe)

By-Example Synthesis of Structurally Sound Patterns

Jérémie Dumas, An Lu, Sylvain Lefebvre, Jun Wu, and Christian Dick

In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH), 2015




Color-Based Sensing of Bending Deformation on Soft Robots

Rob B.N. Scharff, Rens Doornbusch, Xander Leon Klootwijk, Ajinkya Doshi, Eugeni Doubrovski, Jun Wu, Jo Geraedts, Charlie C.L. Wang

In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018


Paper | Video

Virtual Surgery, Real-time Simulation, & Haptics

A Survey of Physically Based Simulation of Cuts in Deformable Bodies

Jun Wu, Rüdiger Westermann, and Christian Dick

In Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), 2015

(Extended version of Eurographics - STAR 2014)


Paper | Project

Real-Time Haptic Cutting of High-Resolution Soft Tissues

Jun Wu, Rüdiger Westermann, and Christian Dick

In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Proc. of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR), 2014


Paper | Project | Demo (.exe)

Efficient Collision Detection for Composite Finite Element Simulation of Cuts in Deformable Bodies

Jun Wu, Christian Dick, and Rüdiger Westermann

In The Visual Computer (Proc. of Computer Graphics International, CGI), 2013


Paper | Project

Interactive Residual Stress Modeling for Soft Tissue Simulation

Jun Wu, Kai Bürger, Rüdiger Westermann, and Christian Dick

In Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM), 2012

(Back cover image in the workshop proceedings)


Paper | Project

Interactive High-Resolution Boundary Surfaces for Deformable Bodies with Changing Topology

Jun Wu, Christian Dick, and Rüdiger Westermann

In The 8th Workshop on Virtual Reality Interaction and Physical Simulation (VRIPHYS), 2011

(Front cover image in the workshop proceedings)


Paper | Project

Toward Stable and Realistic Haptic Interaction for Tooth Preparation Simulation

Jun Wu, Dangxiao Wang, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Yuru Zhang

In ASME Transactions - Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (JCISE), 2010

An early version was presented at ASME CIE 2009



Smooth Force Rendering on Coarse Polygonal Meshes

Jun Wu, Yuen-Shan Leung, Charlie C.L. Wang, Dangxiao Wang, and Yuru Zhang

In Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds (Proc. of Computer Animation and Social Agents, CASA), 2010



Past Affiliations


Topology Optimization Group, Prof. Ole Sigmund, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark


Computer Graphics & Visualization Group, Prof. Rüdiger Westermann, Technische Universität München, Germany


Geometric Design & Manufacturing Lab, Prof. Charlie C.L. Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, P.R. China


Human-Machine Interaction Lab, Prof. Yuru Zhang, Prof. Dangxiao Wang, Beihang University, Beijing, P.R. China

Last updated on January 2018.