The Topology Optimization Group at Johns Hopkins was founded in 2005 with the arrival of Professor Jamie Guest, fresh out of his PhD work in topology optimization. The Group is currently comprised of Postdocs, Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students, with frequent High School Interns, and our alumni can be found in academia, industry, and national laboratories.


Research Interests

The Group is interested in all things topology optimization, with efforts spanning method, algorithm, and software development for complex design challenges, to application of topology optimization in the design of materials, devices components and structures. Our design domains span microns to decameters, with particular interests in design for manufacturability, from traditional processes to novel additive manufacturing technologies, design under uncertainty, design for multi-functionality, and design for application-relevant complexities. We actively work on problems related to aerospace, infrastructure, energy, biomedical, and space.

Expanding the Community

We are also active in promoting topology optimization to students, societies, and industry, and are always seeking new domains where topology optimization can make an impact. This including offering courses in Topology Optimization, participating and organizing workshops and conference symposia, and participating and leading technical committees.  Check out our News Section for a few examples, or reach out if you’d like to learn more!