Texas Tech University

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

Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

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 the associate dean for undergraduate studies at the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University (TTU). He is a full professor of mechanical engineering and a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is also a Fellow of the Society of Design and Process Science. He is a Fulbright Scholar alumnus. He has over twelve 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 at the Whitacre College of Engineering. While at TTU, he has held honorary professorships at four universities in four countries. Professor Ekwaro-Osire is the chair of the executive committee of the ASME's Safety Engineering & Risk Analysis Division. He has published 78 refereed archival papers in scientific journals, 142 refereed papers in conference proceedings, 14 book chapters, and two books. He has also delivered 41 invited talks in eight countries. As a primary advisor, he has supervised and graduated 19 PhD students and 27 MS students and currently supervises five PhD students. Besides being a primary advisor, he has also served on 87 PhD and 60 MS committees. He has mentored and trained eight post-doctoral research associates. Also, as the founder and director of the Product Design & Development Laboratory, he has supervised and mentored 250 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 18 years of experience in higher education quality enhancement. For nine years, he has served as a program evaluator visitor (PEV) and visit team chair 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, the Society for Experimental Mechanics, and the American Association for Wind Engineering.

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, Germany, (1985)

State(s) in which registered:

  • Texas, No. 93063