Jun Wu

Assistant Professor

Department of Sustainable Design Engineering

Delft University of Technology


Email:

j.wu-1@tudelft.nl

Tel.:

+31 (0)15 27 84858

Room:

32 B-3-030

Address:

Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE Delft, The Netherlands

 

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I am a tenured assistant professor at TU Delft. Before joining TU Delft in Sep. 2016, I was a HC Ørsted postdoc fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU 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 lightweight and robust structures for 3D printing.

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

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

 

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 physics, and in particular regarding geometry and mechanics.


I'm privileged to work with talented PhD students and postdocs: Kai Wu (10.2020-), Eric Garner (10.2018-), Tim Kuipers (9.2017-), Xiaoya Zhai (9.2019-2021.3), Rob Scharff (1.2017-12.2020), Dr. Weiming Wang (4.2018-5.2020), Jeroen Groen (3-4.2018).


News

2021.11

Our recent work on continuous dual-material extrusion is accepted to the Additive Manufacturing journal. Congrats to Tim and all.

2021.11

I was invited to give a talk at Computational Tools: Pushing the Frontiers of DfAM, an event organized by the UK Design for AM Network.

2021.9

It is my great honor to receive the Young Investigator Award from the Solid Modelling Association.

2021.6

Our work on stress-constrained topology optimization is accepted for publication in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Congrats to Xiaoya, who is now a postdoc back at USTC.

2021.4

Rob Scharff's PhD defense took place on April 26th. Great achievement, Dr. Scharff! Meanwhile, his second submission to IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronic is acceted for publication.

2021.3

I was invited to give a lecture at GAMM Juniors' Summer School on Shape and Topology Optimization, Graz, Austria, July 2021.

2021.3

I started a new role at the Graduate School of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engieering as a mentor, facilitating PhD processes.

2021-2-5

Our review paper on topology optimization of multi-scale structures, co-authored with Ole and Jeroen from DTU, is now accepted for publication in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

2021-1

I'm happy to annouce that I'm now tenured! My sincere gratitude goes to my collaborators (including students) for the exciting research projects, and to my colleagues for your kind support.

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Professional Activities

  • Initiator and Convener, TOP Webinar (a monthly webinar series serving the broad structural and multidisciplinary optimization community, with a focus on topology optimization), 2020.5-present

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  • Co-organizer (Chair, 2020), IDEA League summer school Computational Design for Additive Manufacturing, 2020, 2021

  • Corresponding editor, Computer-Aided Design, Special issue on "Advances in Generative Design", 2018-2019

  • Corresponding organizer, Eurographics tutorial Topology Optimization for Computational Fabrication, 2017

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  • Member of Editorial Board, Computer-Aided Design, 2019-present

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  • Program Committee Member

    • Symposium on Solid & Physical Modeling (SPM), 2019, 2020, 2021

    • Computational Visual Media Conference (CVM), 2021, 2022

    • Computer Graphics International (CGI), 2017

     

  • Reviewer

    • CAD, SMO, CMAME, IJNME, ToG, TVCG, AM, CGF, JCISE, ToH, T-ASE, TMECH, etc

    • Siggraph (Asia), ICRA, IROS, RoboSoft, IEEE Vis, etc

     

  • Invited talks

    • Academia: Sim-AM 2019, IUTAM Symposium 2018

    • Graduate school: GAMM Juniors' Summer School 2021, SGP Graduate School 2019, USTC Summer School 2018

    • Industry/public: 4D Printing and Meta Materials 2019, Dutch Design Week 2017, NWO Bessensap 2017


Publications


2021

Stress Topology Analysis for Porous Infill Optimization

Junpeng Wang, Jun Wu, and Rüdiger Westermann

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SMO)

Under revision

 

arXiv

Multi-objective design optimization of 3D microarchitectured implants

Eric Garner, Jun Wu, and Amir A. Zadpoor

Under review

 

ITIL: Interlaced Topologically Interlocking Lattice for continuous dual-material extrusion

Tim Kuipers, Renbo Su, Jun Wu, and Charlie C.L. Wang

Additive Manufacturing, 2021

 

Paper

Topology Optimization of Multi-scale Structures: A Review

Jun Wu, Ole Sigmund, and Jeroen P. Groen

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SMO), 2021

 

Paper | Project

Sensing and Reconstruction of 3D Deformation on Pneumatic Soft Robots

Rob B. N. Scharff, Guoxin Fang, Yingjun Tian, Jun Wu, Jo M. P. Geraedts, and Charlie C. L. Wang

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2021

IEEE/ASME Int. Conf. on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2021

 

arXiv

Alternating Optimization of Design and Stress for Stress-Constrained Topology Optimization

Xiaoya Zhai, Falai Chen, and Jun Wu

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SMO), 2021

Paper

 


2020

Digital Biofabrication to Realize the Potentials of Plant Roots for Product Design

Jiwei Zhou, Bahar Barati, Jun Wu, Diana Scherer, and Elvin Karana

Bio-Design and Manufacturing, 2020

 

Paper

Biomimetic Design of a Soft Robotic Fish for High Speed Locomotion

Sander van den Berg, Rob B.N. Scharff, Zoltan Rusak, and Jun Wu

Living Machines 2020

 

Paper | Dezeen | YouTube

A framework for adaptive width control of dense contour-parallel toolpaths in fused deposition modeling

Tim Kuipers, Eugeni L. Doubrovski, Jun Wu, and Charlie C. L. Wang

Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 2020

 

Paper | arXiv

A Globally Conforming Lattice Structure for 2D Stress Tensor Visualization

Junpeng Wang, Jun Wu, and Rüdiger Westermann

Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), 2020

Special issue of Eurovis 2020

 

Paper | Project

Soft Robotic Module for Sensing and Controlling Contact Force

Alice Buso, Rob B.N. Scharff, Eugeni Doubrovski, Jun Wu, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Peter Vink

IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2020

 

Paper | YouTube

Space-Time Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing: Concurrent Optimization of Structural Layout and Fabrication Sequence

Weiming Wang, Dirk Munro, Charlie C.L. Wang, Fred van Keulen, and Jun Wu

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SMO), 2020

ISSMO/Springer prize

 

Paper | Project

Featured on IDE, 3DPrint.com and 3DPrintingIndustry.com.



2019

Design and Optimization of Conforming Lattice Structures

Jun Wu, Weiming Wang, and Xifeng Gao

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)

ESI Highly Cited Paper

 

Paper | Project | arxiv (early version)


Advances in Generative Design (Editorial)

Jun Wu, Xiaoping Qian, and Michael Yu Wang

Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 2019

 

Editorial


Color-Based Proprioception of Soft Actuators Interacting with Objects

Rob B.N. Scharff, Rens Doornbusch, Eugeni Doubrovski, Jun Wu, Jo Geraedts, and Charlie C.L. Wang

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2019

 

Paper | Project | Video |

Featured on IDE, 3DPrint.com and 3DPrintingIndustry.com.


CrossFill: Foam Structures with Graded Density for Continuous Material Extrusion

Tim Kuipers, Jun Wu, and Charlie C.L. Wang

Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 2019

Special issue of Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) 2019

Best Paper Award (2nd place)

 

Paper | Project | Video | Award

Featured on IDE and 3DPrint.com


Homogenization-based Stiffness Optimization and Projection of 2D Coated Structures with Orthotropic Infill

Jeroen Groen, Jun Wu, and Ole Sigmund

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME), 2019

 

Paper | Project | arxiv (earlier version)

Featured on 3Ders.org and 3DPrint.com


Reducing Out-of-Plane Deformation of Soft Robotic Actuators for Stable Grasping

Rob B.N. Scharff, Jun Wu, Jo Geraedts, and Charlie C.L. Wang

IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2019

 

Paper | Project | Video


Compatibility in Microstructural Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

Eric Garner, Helena M.A. Kolken, Charlie C.L. Wang, Amir A. Zadpoor, and Jun Wu

Additive Manufacturing, 2019

 

Paper | Project | code

Featured on IDE, 3Ders.org and 3DPrint.com



2018

Continuous Optimization of Adaptive Quadtree Structures

Jun Wu

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

Graphical Models (GMOD), 2018

 

Selected papers from Computational Visual Media Conference (CVM) 2018

Paper


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, and Charlie C.L. Wang

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

 

Paper | Video


Support-Free Hollowing

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

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2018

 

Paper | Project


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

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

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2018

ESI Hot Paper, Highly Cited Paper

 

Paper | Project | code

Featured on 3DPrint.com and 3ders.org



2017

Thermal-Comfort Design of Personalized Casts

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

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

 

Paper | Project

Featured on IDE, 3DPrint.com and 3ders.org


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

Jun Wu, Anders Clausen, and Ole Sigmund

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

Eurographics - Tutorial, 2017

 

Project



2016

Self-Supporting Rhombic Infill Structures for Additive Manufacturing

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

Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 2016

 

Paper | Project


Shape Interior Modeling and Mass Property Optimization Using Ray-reps

Jun Wu, Lou Kramer, and Rüdiger Westermann

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

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

 

Paper | Project | Demo (.exe)



2015 and earlier

By-Example Synthesis of Structurally Sound Patterns

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

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

 

Project


A Survey of Physically Based Simulation of Cuts in Deformable Bodies

Jun Wu, Rüdiger Westermann, and Christian Dick

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

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

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

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

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

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

An early version was presented at ASME CIE 2009

 

Paper


Smooth Force Rendering on Coarse Polygonal Meshes

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

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

 

Paper



Past Affiliations

2015.12--2016.08

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

2010.09--2015.11

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

2009.09--2009.12

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

2006.09--2010.08

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


Last updated on Jan. 2021.