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ICD Research Talk – Tiffany Cheng

March 14 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Material Programming for 4D-Printing

Architected Mesostructures for Bioinspired Self-Shaping

PhD Dissertation online presentation by Tiffany Cheng

The talk is part of a joint online event, Thursday, March 14, 2024, 5:30 pm CET

  • 5:30 pm Material Programming for 4D-Printing – Tiffany Cheng
  • 6:00 pm Programming Shape-change  – Yasaman Tahouni
  • 6:30 pm Joint Discussion

Tiffany Cheng is a Taiwanese-American designer and builder whose work examines the performance potential of natural and biobased materials for smarter and more sustainable forms of making. Based in Germany at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), Tiffany conducts research on bioinspired self-shaping and develops computational 4D-printing methods for creating programmable structures that behave like plants. Tiffany’s research has been recognized through various awards, notably the Living Machines 2020 Best Paper Award, Future of Construction 2022 Best Poster Award, and Materialpreis 2023 ❤ Award. Her designs have been exhibited internationally at the Eiffel Tower in France (2019), the Mori Art Museum in Japan (2019-2020), and the 2023 London Design Biennale in the United Kingdom. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and a Master of Design Studies in Technology from Harvard University.


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March 14
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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