Jacob Fish

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Dr. Fish is the Carleton Chaired Professor of Engineering at Columbia University and Chief Scientific Advisor to Altair. He received a Ph. D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in 1989. Dr. Fish is a founder of Multiscale Design Systems, which was acquired by Altair in 2015. He serves as a Director of Multiscale Science and Engineering at Columbia University, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, Editor of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering and is on editorial boards of numerous journals. Dr. Fish is a past President of the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). He is a recipient of the 2010 Computational Mechanics award from the International Association for Computational Mechanics and the 2005 Computational Structural Mechanics award from the US Association for Computational Mechanics. Dr. Fish has written over 200 journal articles and several textbooks including, A First Course in Finite Elements and Practical Multiscaling, both from Wiley. The former has been integrated into curriculums at more than 100 universities across the globe including Stanford 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).

Thought Leader Thursday: The Material Genome Initiative

The Material Genome Initiative (MGI) is a U.S. Federal government, multi-agency initiative launched by President Obama in 2011 to double the speed with which new materials are discovered, developed and manufactured at significantly lower costs. These advanced new materials in … Read More