Sergey Kuznetsov

Engineer, Commonweath Fusion Systems


My name is Sergey Kuznetsov, I’m a postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, working with Prof. James K. Guest on the computational materials design – modeling and microstructure topology optimization of complex materials to improve electrical, thermal and mechanical properties to meet demand of specific applications.

Research Interests

Computational Solid Mechanics
Materials with Heterogeneous Micro- and Nanostructure
Multiscale, Multiphysics Modeling
Asymptotic Methods of Nonlinear Mechanics
Magneto- and Electromechanical Coupling
Waves and Vibrations
Microstructure Optimization
Rigid Body Dynamics in Force Fields
Method of Irreducible Tensors
Method of Multipole Expansions
Finite Elements Method


Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, National University of Science and Technology MISIS (2015)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Modeling and Development Laboratory, North Carolina State University (2018)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2014)
Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University (2012)
M.S., Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Nizhniy Novgorod State Pedagogical University, Russia (2005)
B.Ed., Physics, Nizhniy Novgorod State Pedagogical University, Russia (2003)

Journal Publications

S. Kuznetsov, J.K. Guest,  Topology optimization of magnetic source distributions for diamagnetic and superconducting levitation, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 438  (2017) 60-69.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations