I’m a researcher focusing in the computational design and fabrication of self-actuated structures, I’m broadly interested in computer graphics, geometry processing and simulation and especially in exploiting the links between geometry and physics to create computational design algorithms. I’m currently working as a postdoc in the Inria MFX team in Nancy, France.

You can find my CV here

email:  david.jourdan [at] inria [dot] fr
Inria Nancy - Grand Est
615 Rue du Jardin-Botanique
54600 Villers-lès-Nancy, France

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Shrink & Morph: 3D-printed self-shaping shells actuated by a shape memory effect

David Jourdan, Pierre-Alexandre Hugron, Camille Schreck, Jonàs Martínez, Sylvain Lefebvre
SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

Four-dimensional Printing on Textiles: Evaluating digital file-to-fabrication workflows for self-forming composite shell structures

Asterios Agkathidis, David Jourdan, Yang Song, Arathi Kanmani, Ansha Thomas
Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) 2023

Simulation of printed-on-fabric assemblies

David Jourdan, Victor Romero, Etienne Vouga, Adrien Bousseau, Mélina Skouras
Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF) 2022

Computational design of self-shaping textiles

David Jourdan
PhD thesis

Computational Design of Self-Actuated Surfaces by Printing Plastic Ribbons on Stretched Fabric

David Jourdan, Mélina Skouras, Etienne Vouga, Adrien Bousseau
Eurographics 2022

Printing-on-Fabric Meta-Material for Self-Shaping Architectural Models

David Jourdan, Mélina Skouras, Etienne Vouga, Adrien Bousseau
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2020

Optimizing Support Structures for Tensile Architecture

David Jourdan, Mélina Skouras, Adrien Bousseau
Journées Françaises d'Informatique Graphique 2018



Fabsim is a small simulation library written in C++ using Eigen. It comprises different material models for simulating rods, membranes and shells and is meant to be easy to use.