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Stanford Faculty

Martin Fischer

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SEED Recipient

Martin is known globally for his work and leadership in developing virtual 4D modeling methods to improve project planning, enhance facility performance, increase the productivity of project teams, and further the sustainability of the built environment. His award winning research results have been used by many small and large industrial and government organizations around the world. He has lived, worked, consulted, and taught in Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. At Stanford, he is the Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering, serves as the Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering and a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Civil Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. He received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and was named a top 25 Newsmaker by Engineering News Record in 1996, won best paper awards at the Artificial Intelligence in Design (AID) conference in 2000 and from the ASCE Journal on Computing in Civil Engineering in 2002 and the ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering in 2014. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and was elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2012.