Yuval Gur | PhD Candidate

Yuval Gur
PhD Cantitate

Prof. Ezri Tarazi
Prof. Nitai Drimer

I am here to make this world a better place to live in; in my opinion, harnessing the right values and the right people is the basis for achieving this goal.
I am a designer, researcher, and entrepreneur. I specialize in product design, nature-centered design, and 3D printing.
I am a believer, driven by ideology, highly motivated, and have crazy dreams.
I have the passion to create, to be a creator. By combining technology and design skills, I am bringing an innovative perspective to the problems that I am facing. Together with leadership and organizational skills, I am doing my best to make a change in our world.

PhD research- Macro algae cultivation pods

The Design, Development, and Optimization of the Structural Form of Open Sea Macroalgae Intense Aeration Cultivation Pod

In the marine environment and agriculture fields, there are significant challenges. Four of them are biodiversity reduction, sea nutrients balance, valuable land shortage, and protein shortage. Macro-algae observed CO2, phosphorus, nitrogen, and release oxygen, while it contains a high protein ratio. In this research, I develop and optimize open-sea macro-algae cultivation methods, using advanced design tools might bring us one step closer to face the mentioned challenges.

Generative Paddle

Size: 152.5*17.3*6 cm

Programs: Fusion 360, Flashprint, Simplify 3d.

Manufacturing methods: 3D print, carpentry.

Machines used in the process: 3DP Workbench 300pro FFF 3d printer, Flashforge Creator printer, Dremel, table sander.

The Generative paddle is a product of the design process that uses advanced digital design technologies with local craft. The local connection is through the marine field. It starts with my love for the sea, through Naval Jewish roots such as the Zvolon tribe, to "Hamada shipyard"- the biggest paddle manufacturer in Israel, located in the heart of the old city of Acre. Under the influence of those, the project combines two tools from the technological digital world- Generative design (GD) and 3D printing. Those tools complement each other; 3D printing enables very complex forms, and GD allows a range of design varieties. Therefore, combining them originates unique and surprising results.


The GD process in the project started from learning the requirements and forces applied to the paddle. Then implement them in the GD software (Fusion 360), getting multiple design outcomes, choosing the well-suited GD result, and starting the process of designing the paddle on the base of the GD result. In a way, it is a design dialogue of me as a designer on one side and the AI of the software on the other side. In my opinion, this combination represents the design future in which working together with technology will lead to upgraded products that we have not seen.

Generative Grogger

Size: 20*15.5*5 cm

Programs: Fusion 360, HP SmartStream 3D Build Manager.

Manufacturing methods: 3D print.

Machines used in the process: HP Multi Jet Fusion 580 3D printer.

The grogger is a traditional Jewish musical instrument, also known as noisemaker, rachet, or ra'ashan. The grogger is used traditionally during the reading of the story of Purim (A Jewish holiday). Every time the name of "Haman" is mentioned, the grogger makes noise. That is because Haman wanted to persecute the Jews, and the noise of the grogger is supposed to drown out his name. The generative grogger is modern uptake of the traditional grogger that reflects a combination of traditional customs with modern days design and manufacturing technologies.

The generative grogger designed for "Rash Rash Rash: Contemporary Noisemakers of Bezalel School" exhibition in Enrico Stranger Judaica Museum, Tel Aviv. This exhibit made in collaboration and under the guidance of Prof. Ezri Tarazi.

Generative Design (GD) is a new field in the design world. In the GD process, the designer defines forces and constraints are on various components of the design, and AI analysis suggests a cloud of possible solutions to connect them based on an advanced algorithm that includes in the calculations material, manufacturing method, the defined constraints, and forces, and more.

GD, together with 3D printing, is a significant enabler for new kinds of art, unique, organic forms, and a new way of thinking about traditional objects.


3d printing, generative design, algorithmic design, design&technology, sustainability, algae


Product design, entrepreneurship, sustainability, marine environment, windsurfing, scuba diving, playing on drum set, DIY, motorsports.

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