• Origami Wave Dynamics

  • Origami-based Reconfigurable Structures


  • Machine Learning to Predict Chaotic Origami Folding Motion


Hiromi Yasuda

Postdoctral researcher at University of Pennsylvania

(1/2019 - Present)

Email: hyasuda@seas.upenn.edu

Gitlab: @hiromiyasuda

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Postdoctral researcher (4/2018-12/2018)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Adviser: Prof. Jinkyu Yang

Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics (3/2018)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Dissertation: Wave dynamics in origami-based mechanical metamaterials (Adviser: Prof. Jinkyu Yang)

M.S., Mechanical Engineering (6/2014)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

B.S., Aerospace Engineering (3/2011)

Nihon University, College of Science and Technology, Chiba, Japan


I study static/dynamic behaviors of origami-based structures.

Unique linear/nonlinear wave dynamics in origami

Formation of rarefaction solitary wave in the Triangulated Cylindrical Origami (Detail)


Chaotic folding behavior of Triangulated Cylindrical Origami


Selection of wave modes (Faster and Slower modes) by using the TCO chain


Origami-based mechanical metamaterials with unique static properties


Triangulated Cylindrical Origami (TCO)

TCO-based truss structures

Tachi-Miura Polyhedron (TMP)

Origami at LEMS (2015)


Published or In Review

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Research Tools

Program codes and software used to conduct analytical/numerical/experimental analysis.

Set up scientific computing environment

I use Python, Fortran, and C++ in Mac and Linux (Ubuntu)

Detail (Link to my Gitlab)

Fortran and Python codes for FPU lattice simulation

Use the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) to solve FPU lattice equations of motion

Detail (Link to my Gitlab)

Email address hyasuda@seas.upenn.edu