Ken Fischer, Ph.D.

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  • -Director, Bioengineering
  • -Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • -Director, Biomechanical Rehabilitation Engineering Advancement in Kansas Program

Contact Info

1132D Learned Hall


Associated Tracks


-Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

-Biomedical Product Design & Development

-Computational Engineering

Research Interests

-Tissue Mechanics

-Computational Joint Mechanics

Short Bio

Dr. Fischer joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2000. He holds secondary faculty appointments in both the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery as well as in Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh (1995 – 2000). Early in his career, Dr. Fischer worked at Boeing Commercial Airplanes as a systems engineer and in manufacturing research and development.

Dr. Fischer conducts research in musculoskeletal biomechanics. He has served as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and has published over 30 refereed articles. Dr. Fischer is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Biomechanics, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the American Society for Engineering Education.