Stephen Ekwaro-Osire, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, Professor

Stephen Ekwaro-Osire,Engineering Design,Vibrations,Orthopaedic Biomechanics,Engineering Education
Stephen Ekwaro-Osire


Dr. Stephen Ekwaro-Osire is the associate dean of research and graduate programs in the Whitacre College of Engineering, a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Dr. Ekwaro-Osire most recently served as the acting chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the interim chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering. Before that, he served as the director of the undergraduate program, and director of the graduate program and graduate advisor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was recently a Fulbright Scholar.

Dr. Ekwaro-Osire’s research interests are engineering design, wind energy, vibrations, and orthopedic biomechanics. As a Summer Faculty Fellow, he conducted research at NASA Glenn Research Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the state of Texas, and industry. He has more than 160 refereed publications, 45 of these in archival journals. He has supervised and graduated 32 doctoral and master's students. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in teaching, research, and service.

Dr. Ekwaro-Osire is a member of Texas Tech University's Teaching Academy, which promotes and recognizes teaching excellence at the university. He is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society for Design and Process Science, the American Society of Biomechanics, and the Society for Experimental Mechanics.

Dr. Ekwaro-Osire received a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in mechanical engineering from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and a master of science and a doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University.

Research Interests

  • Engineering Design
  • Vibrations
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Engineering Education

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, (1993)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, (1989)
  • Dipl.-Ing., Mechanical Engineering, F.H. Osnabrück, (1985)


  • Responsible for the quality and development of the college's faculty, master's, and doctoral research programs
  • Work with faculty to enrich pedagogy and develop opportunities in faculty research and scholarship
  • Serve as a catalyst for research innovation
  • Foster and facilitate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations across the university.

State(s) in which registered

  • Texas, No. 93063