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Leo de Waal BEng

DPhil Candidate

COLLEGE: St Catherine's


Leo is a DPhil candidate in the Special Structures Group. His research is looking into using origami techniques to functionally grade structures for energy absorption applications. Prior to joining Oxford in October 2018, he received his BEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Research Interests

  • Origami structures
  • Energy absorption structures
  • Functionally graded structures

Research Groups