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Dr Simon D Guest MA, PhD

Dr Simon D Guest

Staff Fellow in Engineering; University Reader in Structural Mechanics; Deputy Head (Teaching) of the Department of Engineering.

Contact details:

Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ
+44 1223 332512
email prefix: sdg13



In Trinity Hall, Simon Guest supervises a wide range of topics including Structures and Mechanics in the second and third years of the Engineering Tripos; in the Engineering Department he lectures on Structural Mechanics in the second year of the course, and Mechanics of Solids in the third.


Simon Guest's research centres on devices and systems that lie at the borderline between being structures and mechanisms.  There are many examples, ranging in scale from large deployable structures that provide a foldable roof for a stadium, to the nanometer scale outer protein coat of a virus, that unfolds to allow the delivery of an RNA or DNA payload. More details can be found on his Department of Engineering home page.

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Issue 19
Summer 2013

in this issue:

  • Dining Hall Refurbishment
  • Trinity Hall Across the Continents
  • London 2012 and After

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