Pengbin Tang  

Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
8049 Zürich

Email: petang at ethz dot ch


I am a Postdocoral Researcher at ETH Zurich in Computational Design Lab headed by Prof. Bernd Bickel. I was a research assistant at Shandong University, working with Prof. Lin Lu and Prof. Haisen Zhao.

I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Université de Montréal under supervision of Prof. Bernhard Thomaszewski, focusing on the modeling and design of nonlinear mechanical systems and materials.

My research interests lie at the intersection of computer graphics, mechanical engineering, material science, robotics, and digital fabrication. My primary focus is on designing nonlinear materials, structures, and systems that undergo large deformation and exhibit nonlinear behavior, which are crucial for achieving multifunctionality and sustainability across diverse applications. To achieve this, the core of my research is utilizing physical simulation with optimization algorithms as well as machine learning techniques to drive innovation in the design of intelligent, self-responsive materials, structures, and systems with complex forms and functions.


Modal Folding: Discovering Smooth Folding Patterns for Sheet Materials using Strain-Space Modes

Pengbin Tang, Ronan Hinchet, Roi PoranneBernhard Thomaszewski, Stelian Coros.
Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2024.

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Beyond Chainmail: Computational Modeling of Discrete Interlocking Materials

Pengbin Tang, Stelian Coros, Bernhard Thomaszewski.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2023), 42(4).

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A Second Order Cone Programming Approach for Simulating Biphasic Materials

Pengbin Tang, Stelian Coros, Bernhard Thomaszewski.
Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. of the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation(SCA) 2022).


A Harmonic Balance Approach for Designing Compliant Mechanical Systems with Nonlinear Periodic Motions

Pengbin Tang, Jonas Zehnder, Stelian Coros, Bernhard Thomaszewski.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2020), 39(6).

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New Haptic Syringe Device for Virtual Angiography Training

Dongjin Huang, Pengbin Tang, Xianglong Wang, Taoruan Wan, Wen Tang.
Computers & Graphics (Proc. CAD/Graphics 2019). Volume 80, May 2019, Pages 97-103.


Angiography Simulation and Planning Using a Multi-Fluid Approach

Dongjin Huang, Pengbin Tang, Wen Tang, Taoruan Wan.
Appl. Sci. Volume 9, January 2019, Pages 379-396.


Computer-Assisted Path Planning for Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery

Dongjin Huang, Pengbin Tang, Yin Wang, Hejuan Li, Wen Tang, Youdong Ding. Chinese Journal of Electronics (Proc. CAD/Graphics 2017). Volume 27, November 2018, Pages 1241-1249, 2017.


Position Based Balloon Angioplasty

Pengbin Tang, Dongjin Huang, Yin Wang, Ruobin Gong, Wen Tang, Youdong Ding. The 15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry (VRCAI) , 2016.


Modeling and Simulation of Multi-frictional Interaction Between Guidewire and Vasculature

Dongjin Huang, Yin Wang, Pengbin Tang, Zhifeng Xie, Wen Tang, Youdong Ding. International Conference on Image and Graphics (ICIG), 2015.



Computational Modeling and Design of
Nonlinear Mechanical Systems and Materials

Pengbin Tang
PhD Thesis, Université de Montréal, 2023.

[Thesis] [Eurographics DL]


Hobbies: Travel, Badminton, Magic, PC Games.

Last Updated by Pengbin Tang: May 7, 2024