Gregor Fischer

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Currently at Technological University of Denmark

Areas of Specialty and Research Interest

  • Behavior, design, and application of fiber reinforced cementitious composite materials
  • Utilization of waste materials in cementitious composites
  • Test specifications and evaluation of composite materials
  • Prefabricated structural elements
  • Damage evaluation


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1998
  • B.S. (Vordiplom), Technische Universitat Berlin, 1996


  • Assistant Professor – Conducting research and teaching in the field of Materials and Structural Engineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2002 – present
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow – Coordinated research project on application of advanced composite materials in bridge structures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 2002 – July 2002.
  • Visiting Research Engineer – Conducted collaborative research project; presented and
    facilitated information exchange on composite technology, Building Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, November 2000 – February 2002.

Courses Taught

  • CEE 370: Mechanics of Materials
  • CEE 485: Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CEE 696: Mechanics and Design of Composite Materials

Awards and Honors

  • Hi Chang Chai Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2003.

Selected Publications

  1. Kim, Y.Y., Fischer, G., and Li, V.C., Performance of Bridge Deck Link Slabs Designed with
    Ductile ECC, ACI Structural Journal, accepted June 2003.
  2. Kim, Y.Y., Fischer, G., and Li, V.C., Mechanical Performance of Sprayed Engineered Cementitious Composite Using Wet-Mix Shotcreting Process for Repair Applicationsï, ACI Materials Journal, Vol.101, No.1, Jan.-Feb., pp 42-49.
  3. Fischer, G., and Li, V.C., 2003, Intrinsic response control of moment resisting frames utilizing advanced composite materials and structural elements, ACI Structural Journal, V.100, No.2, Mar.-Apr., pp. 166-176.
  4. Fischer, G., 2003, Summary of findings and recommendations of the JCI international workshop on ductile fiber reinforced cementitious composites (DFRCC), JCI Journal, Vol. 41, No.2, pp. 56-59.
  5. Fischer, G., and Li, V.C., 2003 Deformation behavior of FRP reinforced flexural members under reversed cyclic loading conditions, ACI Structural Journal, V.100, No.1, Jan.-Feb., pp. 25-35.
  6. Fischer, G., and Li, V.C., 2002, Effect of matrix ductility on deformation behavior of steel reinforced ECC flexural members under reversed cyclic loading conditions, ACI Structural Journal, V.99, No.6, Nov.-Dec., pp. 781-790.
  7. Fischer, G., and Li, V.C., 2002,Influence of matrix ductility on tension-stiffening behavior of steel reinforced engineered cementitious composites (ECC), ACI Structural Journal, V.99, No.1, Jan.-Feb., pp. 104-111.