Co-founder, Chief Product Officer, Principal Designer
Research Affiliate at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Foresight +Product Design
Research Assistant + Designer
Development Engineer (Management associate)
M.S. in Engineering and Management
Integrated Design and Management
B.Eng. Product Design and Manufacture
First-Class Honors, Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
North America list 2022
Concept Group top winner: Illusory Material
Professional product design finalist: Illusory Material
Student Design Silver Award: Illusory Material
Bakeware, Tableware, Dinnerware and Cookware Design: Luna
Student Design Silver Award: Dual
Packaging Design Gold Award: Dual
Disposable & Single-Use Product Design Gold Award: Tag Tag
Art and Life, Curated by China Academy of Art.
Adapted Realities - How can digital systems improve both our physical and virtual worlds?
A Preview of The Future
Curated by Ventura Projects
29 MIT Community Members Celebrated in Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2022
Media Lab Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees
Breakthrough People-Sensing Platform Using Body Heat to Provide Actionable Spatial Insights for the Built Environment
Butlr Technologies, developing anonymous people sensors, inks $7.9M seed round
The Best 3D Printing Developments of 2020
The Future of Design: 3D Printing Illusory Materials with PolyJet Technology
Illusory Material: reimagining product design with multi-material 3D printing
This startup reworked its privacy-friendly sensors to help battle COVID-19
Milan19: MIT Integrated Design & Management
Invited speaker: Design, Develop, Deploy
Guest lecturer: Weaving Tangible Experiences with Digital Information
Invited speaker: 材料的边界
Presentation: Mollusca: Design and Fabrication of a Crawling Origami Robot
Zeng, J., Deng, H., Zhu, Y., Wessely, M., Kilian, A., & Mueller, S. (2021, October). Lenticular Objects: 3D Printed Objects with Lenticular Lens Surfaces That Can Change their Appearance Depending on the Viewpoint. In The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 1184-1196).
Xinlei Zhang, Ali Shtarbanov, Jiani Zeng, Valerie K. Chen, V. Michael Bove, Pattie Maes, and Jun Rekimoto. 2019. Bubble: Wearable Assistive Grasping Augmentation Based on Soft Inflatables. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW2313, 1–6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312868
Expand material presence to material experience with volumetric thinking: voxel based multi-material printing in designing objects.
Advisors: Axel Kilian and Stefanie Mueller.
Featured on the magazine front cover | Designer Interview in China Academic Journal (RCCSE authoritative core journal, ISSN1003-0069)
Contributing author of article featuring “Illusory Material”, publisher: 中国工商出版社. (forthcoming)
Contributing author of article titled “The Digital Physical”.