Texas Tech University

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


Email: stephen.ekwaro-osire@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.1308

Fax: 806.742.3493

ME South 201 N

Research Website: Research Group Website 

Stephen Ekwaro-Osire


Professor Stephen Ekwaro-Osire is a full professor of mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University (TTU) and a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Design and Process Science. He is a Fulbright Scholar alumnus. He has over ten years of experience in educational leadership at TTU. Among others, he has served as the interim chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the interim chair of the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering, and the associate dean of research and graduate programs in the Whitacre College of Engineering. While at TTU, he has held honorary professorships at four universities in four countries. He has published 72 refereed archival papers in scientific journals, 136 refereed papers in conference proceedings, 14 book chapters, and two books. He has also delivered 37 invited talks in seven countries. As a primary advisor, he has supervised and graduated 16 PhD students and 27 MS students, and he is currently supervising three PhD students. Besides serving as a primary advisor, he has additionally served on 78 PhD committees and 57 MS committees. He has mentored and trained seven post-doctoral research associates. Also, as the director of the Product Design & Development Laboratory, he has supervised and mentored 246 undergraduate students. Professor Ekwaro-Osire and his collaborators have secured $8.1 million for their research from state agencies, federal agencies, international funding agencies, and industry. Professor Ekwaro-Osire has 16 years of experience in higher education quality assurance. Of which, for the last eight years he has served as a program evaluator visitor (PEV) for ABET (a global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology). His research interests are uncertainty quantification, structural health diagnosis and prognosis, engineering design, and orthopedic biomechanics. He is a founding member of the Society for Design and Process Science, and an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Society of Biomechanics, and the Society for Experimental Mechanics.

Research Interests

  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Structural Health Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Engineering Design
  • Orthopedic Biomechanics

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)

State(s) in which registered:

  • Texas, No. 93063

Department of Mechanical Engineering