James K. Guest, Ph.D._
James K. Guest “Jamie” is Principal Engineer at NBM Technologies, Inc., Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), Chair of the Committee on Optimal Structural Design (OSD) at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Senior Advisor / Associate Editor at Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, and 2017 recipient of the Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (Huber Award).
Jamie has over 15 years of experience in the area of developing and applying design optimization methods to optimize mass, mechanical, fluidic and /or thermal properties of materials, components and structures. He is one of the foremost authorities in computational design optimization, including topology optimization, and has been an international leader in its community. In research towards his PhD at Princeton University (2001-2005) and at JHU (2005-present) where he runs the Topology Optimization Group, Jamie has developed topology optimization algorithms for application to design of structures large (buildings) and small (architected materials). He is at the leading edge of coupling design and manufacturing, with a particular focus on leveraging the capabilities of additive manufacturing. Other expertise includes the design of fluidic-thermal systems and architected (example: band-gap) materials. In 2015, Jamie’s pioneering work in topology optimization was recognized by the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Leonardo da Vinci Award. He is committed to expanding the application space in this discipline. In addition to executing topology optimization and more generally, optimization projects for NBM, he contributes to business development.
Location: Baltimore, MD