Ken Fischer

Ken Fischer
  • Professor
  • Ph.D.


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. 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.


Biomechanics, Dynamics, Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Computational Mechanics