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 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 50 refereed articles. Dr. Fischer is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the American Society of Biomechanics.  He currently serves as Director of Bioengineering at KU.


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

Fall 2023 Office Hours: Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-4:00 p.m.