JAMIE GUEST, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, received his master’s and doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University. Dr. Guest runs the Johns Hopkins Topology Optimization Group whose research focuses entirely on the development and application of topology optimization algorithms to a wide range of design problems, from multifunctional materials (microns) to structural systems (decameters).
In 2015, Dr. Guest was awarded The EMI Leonardo Da Vinci Award from the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI). This award recognized his ground-breaking work in the field of Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Sciences as relevant to Civil Engineering, specifically highlighting his contribution to the development of topology optimization methods. He is also affiliated with HEMI, JHU Institute of NanoBio Technology (INBT), JHU Modeling Complex Systems (MCS) IGERT and JHU Water, Climate, and Health (WCH) IGERT. He is an Associate Editor to Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (Springer) and ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Chair of the ASCE SEI Optimal Structural Design Committee, and Secretary-General of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO).