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Meet the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Akwa Ibom State University

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Prof. Aniedi O. Ette hails from Itiam Etoi in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) from Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Uyo and thereafter proceeded to Lutheran High School, Obot Idim for his secondary school studies.

In 1979, Prof. Aniedi Ette obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Materials Engineering from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan. His quest to improve his mental prowess, took him to University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona in 1980, where he graduated with Master of Science (MSc) in Metallurgy, (minor: Mathematics). Not yet satisfied, he went further to obtain his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Metallurgy from the University of Arizona.

Prof. Ette is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), as well as the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria(COREN). He is a member of other professional bodies such as Alpha Sigma Mu International,  American Society for Metals (ASM) International, Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) and the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHHE).


In the course of his life, Prof. Aniedi Ette has moved from being a primary school teacher, being an operator in an Oil and Gas Treating Plant for Mobil Producing Nigeria, being a University Lecturer (both in USA and Nigeria), being the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department in University of Agriculture - Makurdi, to being the one time Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo. He was once the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) in the University of Uyo.

Prof. Aniedi has systems/process optimization, mineral/materials processing, plant design, mathematical modeling of process kinetics and environmental quality/pollution control as his areas of passion/research interest. He has authored/co-authored over 70 publications in peer- reviewed journals and has  presented over 50 papers in conferences all over the world.


Prof. Aniedi Ette has been an external examiner for several institutions such as Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Kaduna State Polytechnic , Benue State Polytechnic, Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umudike and Cross River State University of Science And Technology, Calabar. He has also been a National Universities Commission (NUC) Resource person and has being a member of several visitation/accreditation panels.

He is happily married and he is blessed with children.

Under Prof. Aniedi Ette’s faculty in Akwa Ibom State University, the following academic programs are offered:

  • B.Eng (Agricultural Engineering)
  • B.Eng (Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering)
  • B.Eng (Civil Engineering)
  • B.Eng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  • B.Eng (Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture)
  • B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering)

Aspiring University students (UTME and DE) are encouraged to enroll for any of the afore-listed programmes and forge a career-path towards a very successful and fulfilling professional career. 

Welcome to Akwa Ibom State University, the citadel of Knowledge and Technology for Development.

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