JACOB FISH

The Carleton Professor, Multiscale Science & Enginnering Center

Dr. Fish's areas of research include simulation, computational mechanics, mathematical optimization, micro-electro-mechanical systems, advanced materials, structural integrity and high performance computing. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Multi-scale Computational Engineering.

 

Contact Info:

Phone: +1 212-854-5275
Email: fishj@columbia.edu

 

Professional Background

 

  • 1982 - 1984 Structural Engineer: Buckshpan Civil Engineering Consulting Firm, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • 1984 - 1986 Research Engineer: Methods Development Group, Israel Aircraft Industries, Ben - Gurion Airport, Israel.
  • 1989 - 1994 Assistant Professor: Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 1994 - 1998 Associate Professor: Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 2001 - Visiting Chair Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
  • 1998 - 2005 Professor: Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 1998 - 2010 Professor: Information Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 2005 - 2010 The Rosalind and John J. Redfern, Jr. '33 Chaired Professor in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 2006 - 2010 Director, Multiscale Science & Engineering Center
  • 2011 - present The Carleton Professor, Multiscale Science & Engineering Center, Columbia University

Over the past 25 years (in both industry and academia) Dr. Fish has been in the forefront of multiscale computational mechanics in science and engineering. Professor Fish is one of the pioneers in recognizing that nature is replete with systems that encompass interacting behaviors occurring across a range of spatial and temporal scales. His scientific contributions span diverse applications such as the structural integrity of mechanical, aerospace and civil systems, electronic packaging, nanostructured material systems, biological systems, and energy absorption systems.