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M.DesS, B.Arch

Tiffany Cheng

Research Associate
Institute for Computational Design and Construction
2017 - Current

Contact

+49 711 685 819 16

Website

Keplerstraße 11
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Subject

Tiffany Cheng is a computational designer from Taiwan. Interested in robotic fabrication and programmable material systems, Tiffany's research focuses on the creation of digital workflows that allow mass-customization of material properties, behavior, and performance.

Tiffany holds a Master in Design Studies with a concentration in Technology from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Previously, she graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Digital Studies and Honors in Multimedia Scholarship (USC School of Cinematic Arts).

Tiffany has worked as a researcher with the MaP+S Group at Harvard GSD developing novel robotic systems for bespoke carbon fiber structures. She has also practiced with StudioFV designing biking infrastructure and facilities for LA Metro. Her professional experience ranges from electronics production and embedded programming to interaction design.

Tiffany's research agenda at the ICD aims to advance the knowledge of programmable shape-changing material systems as well as to develop the complimentary hardware and software tools that can fabricate them.

  1. Cheng, T., Wood, D., Wang, X., Yuan, P., & Menges, A. (2020). Programming Material Intelligence: An Additive Fabrication Strategy for Self-Shaping Biohybrid Components. Living Machines: Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems.
  2. Poppinga, S., Zollfrank, C., Prucker, O., Ruehe, J., Menges, A., Cheng, T., & Speck, T. (2018). Toward a New Generation of Smart Biomimetic Actuators for Architecture. Advanced Materials, 30(19), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201703653

Thesis:

  • ITECH Masters Thesis Topic – Programmable Matter, 2019-20
  • ITECH Masters Thesis Topic – Programmable Matter, 2018-19
  • ITECH Masters Thesis Topic – Programmable Matter, 2017-18

Seminars:

  • ITECH Masters Thesis Preparation and Research Structure Module, 2019-20
  • ITECH Masters Thesis Preparation and Research Structure Module, 2018-19

Workshops:

Contact information

 

Institute for Computational Design and Construction

University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart

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