Center for Excellence in High Reliability Organizations & Processes
Mission of CEHROP
- Generate multidisciplinary research
- Educate the public
- Consult with industry on specific needs
Introduction and Directors Welcome
The Center of Excellence in High Reliability Organizations and Processes (CEHROP) at Texas Tech University seeks to advance the science of managing failures and enhancing reliability in complex systems. The center was established in 2011 following research collaborations with B&W Pantex, and has since partnered with a broad array of industries (healthcare, oil & gas, food service, etc.). CEHROP brings together faculty at TTU with diverse areas of expertise and focuses their attention on this common problem, one that is becoming increasingly important to the sustainability of businesses and the welfare of society.
In addition to generating academic research, the center provides consulting and educational services to government, industry and the general public. Short courses that provide continuing education credit (CEUs) from Texas Tech University, a member of the University, Professional, and Continuing Education Association, are periodically offered by CEHROP. Our consulting services are targeted to the resolution and needs of the partnering organization, and go beyond promoting common theories (e.g., NAT, HRO, RE, etc.) as catch-all solutions.
We look forward to helping you and your organization reach your goals in operational reliability and safety.
Patrick Patterson, Ph.D. P.E. C.P.E.
Director of CEHROP at Texas Tech University