Jacob Fish

The Carleton Professor

606 SW Mudd, Mail Code: 4709

Phone: +1 212-854-5275
Email: :fishj@columbia.edu
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Jacob Fish specializes in Multiscale Science and Engineering with applications to aerospace, automotive industry, civil engineering, biological and material sciences. Current projects include life prediction and durability (fracture, fragmentation, fatigue) of structural components made of composites (fibrous, woven, braided), concrete and nanomaterials.


Ph.D., 1989, in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
M.S., 1985, in Structural Mechanics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
B.S., 1982, in Structural Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Dr. Fish is a recipient of the 2010 Computational Mechanics award from the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) and the 2005 Computational Structural Mechanics award from the US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) given in recognition for his contributions to multiscale science and engineering. Dr. Fish has written over 160 journal articles, book chapters and books, two of which have won the best paper awards. His new book, A First Course in Finite Elements, was released in 2007 to wide acclaim. The book has been integrated into curriculums at more than 50 universities across the globe including Stanford University and Imperial College. It has been translated into Japanese and Portuguese and is currently being translated into Persian and French. Dr. Fish is a Fellow of American Academy of Mechanics, United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) and the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).


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