Face your next
structural engineering challenge
with leading researchers on your side.

We plan, customize and execute research for those who seek to elevate beyond the industry standard.

Talk to our engineers

We are widely recognized experts as professors and academic researchers.

Our academic ties come with bleeding edge knowledge, and we use this knowledge to help our clients.

Areas of expertise & typical outputs

From aerospace and building systems, to designing solar trackers, we constantly use new materials, new methods, and the conflux of both.

Physics-based modeling & simulations

Physics-based modeling & simulations

Understand your product's behavior through high-fidelity simulations of physical phenomena. Materialize new ideas. Optimize your design approach. Our range of analyses replace the costly and time-consuming use of laboratory experiments. Our theoretical strength lets the experiments we do run validate powerful models.

Metals

Metals

Profit from the extreme efficiency, rapid manufacturing/construction, economical cost and limitless shapes of thin-walled structures. Reckon with the unparalleled performance of metallic foam and next generation alloys. Rely on engineers who are writing the rules for using these materials.

Topology optimization

Topology optimization

Quickly obtain the most structurally efficient designs for parts. Harness the power of additive manufacturing and emerging materials to design lightweight and multifunctional components for structures, aircraft, UAVs, telescopes, and thermal management systems.

Reliability & Resilience

Reliability & Resilience

Minimize risk and uncertainty. Predict failure based on loading history for engineered systems where safety margins are paramount. Surpass the typical design check with the results of advanced methods funded by the National Science Foundation.

Design & Development

Design & Development

Evaluate, improve, and patent new products using structural performance experiments, analysis and design tools devised to your needs. Envision and achieve big picture results when you engage us at concept. High-tech fluency sets you bounds apart.

Business Process

01.

Explore

  • Within one week of first hearing from you, we sign your Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) together and schedule an exploratory call.
  • An exploratory phone call takes 30-45 minutes and familiarizes you with what opportunities NBM has to offer in regard to your challenge.
02.

Propose

  • Within one week of the exploratory phone call with you, we meet as a team internally, debate the best approach, and develop a proposal for how best to meet your needs.
03.

Create

  • Within one to two weeks of submitting our proposal, we participate together with you in a back-and-forth review.
  • Once the proposal is finalized, we wait for approval and then begin implementation.
  • In total, it takes us typically only one month after first contact to start working on a project

People

Cristopher Moen, Ph.D., P.E.
Cristopher Moen, Ph.D., P.E.
President, NBM and Associate Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Sonja L. Allen, J.D.
Sonja L. Allen, J.D.
Director of Corporate Operations, NBM
James K. Guest, Ph.D.
James K. Guest, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer, NBM and Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Vahid Meimand, Ph.D. P.E.
Vahid Meimand, Ph.D. P.E.
Principal Engineer and Infrastructure Sector Lead, NBM and Continuing Lecturer, Purdue University
Benjamin Schafer, Ph.D., P.E.
Benjamin Schafer, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice President, NBM and Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Shahab Torabian, Ph.D.
Shahab Torabian, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer, NBM and Associate Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University
Brooks Smith, P.E.
Brooks Smith, P.E.
Project Engineer, NBM and Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts
Sanjay Arwade, Ph.D.
Sanjay Arwade, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer, NBM and Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Trusted by clients that include:

Lightweight Telescopes
Samuel
NS
Constalica
AISI