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Professor Jacob Fish

The Rosalind and John J. Redfern
Chaired Professor of Engineering
Director, Multiscale Science and Engineering Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering
Phone: 518-276-6191 Fax: 518-276-4886

Over the past 20 years (in both industry and academia) Dr. Fish (49) has made significant contributions to the field of multiscale computational science and engineering including: multiscale enrichment methods; nonlinear mathematical homogenization; temporal multiscale methods with application to wave propagation, impact, fragmentation and fatigue; multigrid-based multiscale methods; and most recently, mathematical homogenization of discrete media, discrete enrichment schemes and space-time multilevel methods for molecular dynamics equations. He has an accomplished track record of technology transfer to industry. His multiscale computational methodologies have been instrumental in predicting wrinkling failure in manufacturing process of GE90 fan blades. His multiscale computational tools have been used to obtain significant weight saving in the design of turbo-engines produced by Allison Engines, GE and Rolls-Royce. His multigrid-based FE technology has been adopted by several commercial software vendors. Most recently, he has been supported by Ford, GM and Chrysler to enhance energy absorption mechanisms of the next generation lightweight fuel-efficient composite cars.

Dr. Fish, The Rosalind and John J. Redfern, Jr. '33 Chaired Professor in Engineering, is a recipient of the 2005 USACM Computational Structural Mechanics Award given "in recognition for his contributions to multiscale computational methods". For his "significant contributions to computational science and engineering" he received 2003 Rensselaer School of Engineering Research Award. Dr. Fish has written over 150 journal articles and book chapters, two of which have won the best paper awards in the 1995 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and in the 1993 Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. He is a Fellow of both the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) and the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). Prof. Fish is the Past President of United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). He is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, Associate Editor of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering and serves on the editorial board of several journals including Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering and International Journal of Computational Engineering Science.

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