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Yasaman Tahouni

S.M.ArchS, M.Sc.

Research Associate, Doctoral Candidate
2018 - 2023



Tahouni, Y., Cheng, T., Wood, D., Sachse, R., Thierer, R., Bischoff, M., Menges, A.: 2020, Self-shaping Curved Folding: a 4D-printing method for fabrication of curved creased origami structures. In Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF '20), November 5–6, 2020, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA. (doi: 10.1145/3424630.3425416)

Cheng, T., Tahouni, Y., Wood, D., Stolz, B., Mulhaupt, R., Menges, A.: 2020, Multifunctional Mesostructures: Design and Material Programming for 4D-printing. In Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF '20), November 5–6, 2020, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA. (doi: 10.1145/3424630.3425418)

Neuhaus R, Zahiri N, Petrs J,Tahouni Y, Siegert J, Kolaric I, Dahy Hand Bauernhansl T.: 2020 IntegratingIonic Electroactive Polymer Actuatorsand Sensors Into Adaptive BuildingSkins – Potentials and Limitations.Front. Built Environ. 6:95. (doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2020.00095)

Yasaman Tahouni is designer, maker, and a computer scientist who works as a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD). She holds dual  master’s degrees in Design and Computation and in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously, she received her Bachelor of Architecture from University of Tehran, Iran. Yasaman’s research lies at the intersection of Computational Design, Digital Fabrication, and Human-Computer Interaction, and she seeks to find novel ways to bridge computation and materiality.

Before coming to ICD, Yasaman worked as a researcher at MIT Design Lab, where she led interdisciplinary research in the fields of design, manufacturing technologies and interactive systems to create intelligent everyday-used products. In addition to research, she has given lectures and co-taught several courses and workshops with focus on computational design, digital fabrication, and physical computing.

At ICD, Yasaman is conducting research on 4D-printing of bio-based materials, for which she develops design and fabrication platforms for creating programmable and shape-changing material systems.

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Institute for Computational Design and Construction

University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart

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