College of Engineering

Research Area(s)

  • Physical metallurgy
  • Microstructure Design
  • Engineered Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • High Strain-Rate Testing and Evaluation
  • Failure and Fracture

Research Group(s)

Materials Science and Metallurgy


Education and Experience

PhD. (Chemnitz Germany) - June 2001
M. Eng. (Akure Nigeria)- July 1994
B. Tech. (Akure Nigeria)- July 1987
P. Eng. (Saskatchewan)

Prior to joining the University of Saskatchewan as an Assistant Professor in 2008, Dr. Odeshi worked as a Research Associate at the University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany and the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Canada. He is actively engaged in microstructure-design of metallic alloys for defense, aerospace and automotive applications. Recent research activities include the role of microstructure in deformation and failure of structural materials under dynamic shock loading. With a view to expanding the applications of C/C composites to areas where their good thermal and mechanical properties are desirable but economically not justifiable, Dr. Odeshi developed a cost effective method for the manufacture of C/C-SiC composites. His areas of current and future research interest include: synthesis and characterization of high performance composite materials, high strain-rate testing, deformation and failure analysis, and structure-property-relation in engineering materials. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). He previously served on the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Board of Saskatchewan.