Institute of Bioengineering Research

Ken Fischer, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Primary office:
Learned Hall
Room 3132

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 and Rehabilitation Sciences 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.

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Dynamics
  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Society for Engineering Education

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