Dr. Guest


Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2005
M.A., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2003
M.S.E., Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University, 2001
B.S.E., Civil Engineering Systems, University of Pennsylvania, 1998


Work Experience

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Dept., Johns Hopkins Univ., 2012 - Present
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Dept., Johns Hopkins Univ., 2005 - 2012
Lecturer, Civil and Env. Engineering Dept., Princeton University, 2003 - 2005


Research Interests

Topology Optimization, Structural Optimization, Material Design, Computational Mechanics, Stochastic Processes, Structural Engineering, History and Aesthetics of Structures.



CE 560.206: Solid Mechanics and Theory of Structures
CE 560.445: Advanced Structural Analysis
CE 560.460: Applied Structural Optimization
CE 560.667: Topology Optimization and Design for Additive Manufacturing
CE 560.729: Structural Mechanics
CE 560.749: Structural Design Studio
CE 560.787: Optimization in Solid Mechanics
CE 560.789: Advanced Topology Optimization
CEE 361/513: Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite Element Methods (Princeton University)


Technical Committees

ASCE SEI Optimal Structural Design Committee
ASCE EMI Computational Mechanics Committee



Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)
JHU Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT)
JHU Modeling Complex Systems (MCS) IGERT
JHU Water, Climate, and Health (WCH) IGERT


Links of Interest

Johns Hopkins University
Whiting School of Engineering
Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
Structural Art Wiki
IABSE Photo Contest (some great images of structures)
International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO)
Baltimore Structures Gallery
TOPOPT site, Technical University of Denmark
Dynaflow, A Nonlinear Transient Finite Element Analysis Program
BIMat, NASA Biologically Inspired Materials Institute
E.T. Techtonics, FRP composite bridges and building systems
Projects of Leslie E. Robertson Associates
The Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lectureship at JHU
The Penn Quakers


Prof. James K. Guest

Associate Professor

Civil Engineering

Latrobe 213

(410) 516-3923

jkguest (at) jhu . edu