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Jacob Y. Kazakia

Department: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Position: Professor

Address: Packard Lab 256A
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3785

Areas of Research

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Transport Phenomena
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Kazakia's research interests consist of analytical/numerical investigation and modeling of various fluid mechanics phenomena. Several tools of applied mathematics are employed in his research, such as harmonics analysis, perturbation analysis, linear algebra, orthogonal transformations, fast Fourier transforms, advanced root finding techniques, implicit and ADI methods of solving partial differential equations, as well as computational fluid dynamics. The body of his research can be summarized as follows:

Kazakia teaches courses in applied numerical analysis, mechanics courses such as statics, dynamics, and strength of materials, fluid mechanics, and engineering computations. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the American Association of University Professors, and has received several teaching excellence awards from Lehigh.


  • Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, Lehigh University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University