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.
He most recently served as the interim chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech and as the director of the undergraduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before that, he served as the director of the graduate program and graduate advisor. Ekwaro-Osire's research interests are engineering design, wind energy, vibrations, and orthopedic biomechanics. He has supervised more than 26 doctoral and master's students.
Ekwaro-Osire was recently a Fulbright Scholar. As a Summer Faculty Fellow, he has conducted research at NASA and the Air Force Research Lab. He has published, from his research efforts, more than 150 technical papers, 41 of these in archival journals. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the state of Texas, and industry.
He is a member of Texas Tech University's Teaching Academy, which promotes and recognizes teaching excellence at the university. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contribution in teaching, research, and service. 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.
Ekwaro-Osire received a Diplom-Ingenieur in mechanical engineering from FH Osnabrück in Germany and a master of science and a doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech.