Professor and Chair
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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. – /Structural Engineering/, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY (Feb., 1978). Thesis:* Toward the optimum stability design and construction of web tapered structural steel columns.
  • M.Sc. – /Civil Engineering/, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, Canada. (Nov.1974). (Emphasis on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering)
  • B.Sc. – Civil Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (June, 1972). (General Civil Engineering including Architectural Engineering & Construction Management).


Research Interests

Research/Scholarly Activities

Recent Publications


Olowokere, D.O., “Toward the Optimum Stability Design of Web-Tapered Structural Steel Column -A Finite Element Approach”. Ph.D. Thesis, State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y. Feb. 1978.

Olowokere, D.O., “Strength and Deformation of Railway Ballast Subject to Repeated Loading.” M.Sc. Thesis, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Nov. 1974.


Abatan, A., Hu,H. and Olowokere, D., Impact Resistance Modeling of Hybrid Laminated Composites Proceedings, 12th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites,Detroit, MI. October, 1997.

Fowler, J. and Olowokere, D., Alternative Technology for Dredging and Dewatering of Hazardous Sludge in Marine Environment. Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. January 2006.

Olowokere, D. and Darayan, S., Peer Tutoring at TSU Engineering Technology Program: Assessing its Outcome and Impact on Retention and Academic Achievement. Presented at the HBCU Foundations Annual Symposium, Houston, Texas. October 2006.

Olowokere, D. Combined Drydredge and Geotube Technologies for Managing Sludge in Marine Environment. Submitted to Journal of Applied Science and Engineering Technology for review and publication. Olowokere, D. et al, An Open Hardware platform for virtual instrumentation. To be presented at the ASEE Conference. Pittsburgh, Pa. June 2008.

Olowokere, D. On the Mitigation of Hazards resulting from Hurricane-induced forces on residential buildings. Accepted for presentation at the IEEE Conference, Sanya, China. April 8 11 2008


Selected Funded Proposals Written as Principal Investigator (PI) or Investigator(I). Preliminary Studies on Condition Assessment of Offshore Steel platform.(PI) 10/93 Amount: $30,000.00 Comprehensive Minority Faculty Development Program.

Testing of Rigid Structural Systems Using Pseudo-Dynamic Approach. (PI). 12/93 Amount; $499,959.00 National Science Foundation – Research in Minority Institution (RIMI)Program. (Unfunded)

Preliminary Studies for Evaluation of Vulnerability of Railway Bridge Foundations to Failure from Scouring. (PI) 12/93. Amount: $2,200.00 UAB Faculty Research Grant Program.

Instrumentation of Railway bridges using An Unattended data Acquisition System. (I) 1/94 Amount: id=”mce_marker”1,9999.00 National Science Foundation.

Department of Defense Environmental Scholarships/Fellowships and Grant Program. (PI) 6/94. Amount: $2,079,148.00 Department of Defense. (Unfunded)

Birmingham Community Partnership Center. (I) 3/95 Amount: id=”mce_marker”,548,124.00 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Modal techniques for Improved Maintenance of Steel Bridge Structures. (PI) 5/95 Amount: $99,904.00. NCHRP (Unfunded)

Modal Testing for Condition Assessment of Offshore Civil Infrastructure System. (PI) 5/95. Amount: $299,549.00 National Science Foundation (unfunded)

Research Experience Site in Structural Engineering for Undergraduate (REU). (I) 6/95 Amount: id=”mce_marker”10,000.00 National Science Foundation

Solidification/stabilization of Incinerator Ash and Evaluation of Resulting Product for Structural Utilization. (PI) 3/96 Amount: $57,494.00 EPA

Outreach Program for Minority students.(PI) 5/96 Amount: $4,000.00

Establishing Titusville 2000 Construction Internship Program in CEE Department. (PI) 7/96. Amount: $23,000.00 Titusville Development Corporation

Establishing Titusville 2000 construction Internship program (PI). (Cont.). 7/97 id=”mce_marker”3,000.00 Titusville development Corporation.

Fatigue Life Prediction of Welded Offshore Steel Structures.(PI) 9/99 Amount: $549,000. 00 Department of Defense (MURI) Program. (Unfunded)

Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement. (I) 11/99 Amount: $99,829.00

National Science Foundation.

Re-engineering residential Buildings in Jefferson county to resist tornado Forces. (PI) 12/99. Amount: $79,610.00 Jefferson County Commission, Alabama.

Supplementary Engineering Support for NASA Mission Safety and Quality Assurance. (with SAIC) (PI) 5/2006. Amount: id=”mce_marker”.3m NASA

Establishing a Pre-College Engineering Summer Site at TSU. (PI). 6/2007. Amount: $37,000.00. US. Army Research Office.

Bridge Program for Pre-College Rising 11th Graders. (PI). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. $51,000.00

Appropriate Renewable Energy Technology for developing nations. (PI). Amount: $30,000.00. UNCF/NASA Science and Technology Institute Research Cluster.

Establishing a TSU Biodiesel Initiative. A proposal submitted to BiofuelPower, Inc. of Woodlands, Texas. Amount id=”mce_marker”75,000.00