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Professor Simon Guest

MA PhD

Subject
Engineering
Fellow type
Staff Fellow
Phone number

+44 1223 332512

Positions

Staff Fellow in Engineering; Professor of Structural Mechanics; Head of Civil Engineering, Department of Engineering

Biography

Teaching

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.

Research

Simon Guest’s research┬ácentres 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.