Erica Fischer


Assistant Professor
Oregon State University


Erica Fischer, PhD, PE is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Fischer’s research interests revolve around innovative approaches to improve the resilience and robustness of structural systems affected by natural and man-made hazards.

Dr. Fischer performs research on a variety of different structural systems including steel, timber (CLT), composites (concrete-CLT and steel-concrete), and thin shells subjected to hazards such as earthquakes and fires. She has led a team of multi-disciplinary scientists in post-wildfire reconnaissance in Paradise, California.

Dr. Fischer sits on the Board of Directors of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fire Protection Committee. She was a large contributor to the ASCE Manual of Practice on Structural Fire Engineering. Dr. Fischer has experience as a practicing structural engineer and holds a Professional Engineering license in the states of Washington, California, and Oregon.

Breakout Presentation Topic:
Design of Timber Concrete Composite Floors for Fire