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Prof. Anthony E. Akpan

Professor
Physics
anthonyakpan@unical.edu.ng

Professor Anthony E. Akpan is a seasoned and erudite scholar, innovative consultant and astute administrator who is well-grounded in both theoretical and Applied Physics and Geophysics. He has, over the years, acquired unique skills and capabilities in planning, equipment deployment, data acquisition, modelling and geological interpretation of geophysical data. Prof. Anthony Akpan is endowed with rare entrepreneurial spirit that enables him to identify opportunities and consequently, creates great economic benefits from them.Prof. Akpan was awarded a B.Sc. degree (Second Class Upper) in Physics from University of Calabar, Calabar in 1994, an M.Sc. degree in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Benin, Benin City Edo State, in 1997 and a Ph.D degree in Geophysics from the University of Calabar, Calabar in 2009. He was a CSIR-TWAS Post-Doctoral Fellow in the National Geophysics Research Institute in Hyderabad, India in 2011. He obtained a certificate in C and C++ programming from Promac Computer Institute, Secunderabad, India. He joined the services of the University of Calabar, Calabar in 1999 as Assistant Lecturer. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Geophysics in October, 2016. Prof. Akpan served as Acting Head, Department of Physics, University of Calabar, Calabar, between 2015 and 2017 and has been serving as Director, Information and Communications Technology in the University since December, 2017. He has also served the University in many committees including Examinations Officer, Member, Committee on Business Premises on Campus, Member, Senate Examination Results Vetting Committee, Chairman, Department of Physics Post Graduate Coordinator, Member, University of Calabar Post UTME Screening Committee, Secretary, Steering Committee on Unical Solar Power Project, Member, Senate Committee on Ranking and Visibility, amongst others.Prof. Anthony Akpan has contributed to the graduation of many undergraduate students in Physics and Geophysics programmes, supervised four Master of Science students and supervised/co-supervised five Ph.D students. He has authored/coauthored over forty academic publications in both local and international journals. He has served many local and international journals as reviewer. Prof. Akpan has served as External Examiner in Physics Departments, University of Uyo, Uyo, and Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden, Akwa Ibom State. Prof. Anthony Akpan has served as Geophysics Consultant to many Organisations in groundwater, environmental and mineral investigations. He has attended many conferences and workshops and presented talks at many scientific fora. Prof. Anthony Akpan is a recipient of a one-year CSIR-TWAS post-doctoral Fellowship that took him to the National Geophysical Research institute, Hyderabad, India, where he served between 2010 and 2011. That fellowship exposed him to all aspects of electromagnetic (magnetotelluric) induction including field planning, equipment testing, data acquisition, modelling and report writing. His interaction with seasoned researchers changed his perception of research. Prof. Akpan also received the Institution-based Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) grant valued at one million nine hundred and fifty-five thousand naira (N1,955,000.00) only in 2014. He is a recipient of many awards including Mr Donald Etiebet’s prize for best graduating student in Physics Department 1993/1994 session, best graduating Physics student in 1993/1994 session, Vice Chancellor’s Prize to the Best Academic Staff in Physics Department in 2010 and NMGS/Dr Muslim Idris prize for 2017. Journal of Applied radiation and Isotopes valuable reviewer award in 2016.He has been teaching and conducting innovative researches in a wide range of physics and geophysics specialty areas including electrical resistivity, electromagnetic (magnetotelluric), environmental radioactivity and potential field techniques, and their applications in investigating problems associated with environmental, groundwater, energy resources and mineral investigations in different environments, renewable energy (wind, geothermal and solar), modelling and interpretation of geophysical data, earthquake precursors, machine assisted learning using artificial neural network technique and instrumentation. He worked with a diverse team during a broadband magnetotelluric investigation of some parts of southern India. He is presently working on the offshore energy resources of the Gulf of Guinea, the hydrocarbon potential of the Calabar Flank and saltwater-fresh water interface mapping in the coastal parts of Nigeria. He has over forty publications in high impact local and international journals. Prof. Akpan’s achievements cut across several fields including Academics, environment, Consultancy and Public Service.Prof. Anthony Akpan is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Physics and Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society.Professor Akpan is married with children.

Akpan, A.E., Ebong, E.D., & Ekwok, S.E. (2014). Assessment of the state of soil and groundwater salinity in Abi, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s12665-015-4014-6.


Akpan, A. E., Ugbaja, A. N., Okoyeh, E. I. and George, N. J. (2018). Assessment of spatial distribution of contaminants and their levels in soil and water resources of Calabar, Nigeria using geophysical and geological data. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-017-7189-1.




Obot, I.B., George, N.J., Ikot, A.N. Akpan, A.E., & Obi-Egbedi, N.O. (2008): Phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of leaves alchonea cordifolia. E-Journal of Chemistry, 7(3): 1071-1079.


Akpan, A.E., George, N.J., George A.M. (2009): Geophysical investigation of some prominent gully erosion sites in Calabar, southeastern Nigeria and its implications to hazard prevention. Disaster Advances, 2(3): 46-50.


George, N.J., Akpan, A.E., Obot I.B., (2010): Resistivity study of shallow aquifers in parts of southern Ukanafun local government area, Akwa Ibom State. E-Journal of Chemistry, 7(3): 693-700.


George, N.J., Obianwu, V.I., Akpan, A.E., Obot, I.B. (2010): Assessment of shallow aquiferous units and their coefficients of anisotropy in the coastal plain sands of Southern Ukanafun local government area, Akwa Ibom State, Southern Nigeria. Archives of Physics Research, 1(2):118-128.


Udo, S.O., & Akpan, A.E. (2002): Band models approach in Atmospheric transmission function calculation. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 8(3): 371-380.


Akpan, F.S., Etim, O.N., & Akpan, A.E. (2006): Geophysical studies of the groundwater potential of parts of Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Physics, 18(1): 39-43.


Agha, S.O., Akpan, A.E., & Okwueze E.E. (2006): Assessment of the strength of foundation materials in some parts of Afikpo, Nigeria using seismic refraction method. Nigeria Journal of Physics, 18(1): 33-38.


George, N.J., Akpan, A.E., Obot, I.B., & Akpanetuk, N.J. (2008): Geoelectrical investigation of erosion and flooding using the lithologic compositions of erosion and flood stricken road in Ukanafun local government area, Akwa Ibom State, southern Nigeria. Disaster Advances, 1(4): 46-51.


George, A.M., Okwueze, E.E., Akpan, A.E., & Uchegbu, C.J. (2008): Comparative VES studies for the determination of fracture orientation using azimuthal square array and Schlumberger array in Awi within the Oban massif, SE Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Physics, 20(1): 136-144.


Afahide, C.E., Udosen, C.E., George, A.M. Akpan, A.E. (2008): Geophysical studies of the continental sediments in relation to flooding in Akpa Utong village, Ibesikpo/Asutan local Government area, Akwa Ibom State using electrical resistivity method. Integrated Journal of Sciences and Engineering, 7(1): 68-77


George, N.J., Akpan, A.E., George, A.M., & Obot, I.B. (2010): Determination of elastic properties of the overburden materials in parts of Akamkpa, southeastern Nigeria using seismic refraction studies. Archives of Physics Research, 1(2): 58-71


George, N.J., Obianwu, V.I., Akpan, A.E., & Obot, I.B. (2010): Lubricating and cooling capacities of different SAE 20W – 50 engine oil samples using specific heat capacity and cooling rate. Archives of Physics Research, 1(2): 103-111.


Akpabio, G.T., George, N.J., Akpan, A.E., & Obot, I.B. (2010): Thermal response of some selected wood samples for a passively cooled building design. Archives of Applied Science Research, 2(2): 267-278.


Evans, U. F., George, N. J., Akpan, A. E., Obot, I. B., & Ikot, A. N.   (2010): A Study of Superficial Sediments and aquifers in Parts of Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Southern Nigeria, Using Electrical Sounding Method. E-Journal of Chemistry, 7(3): 1018-1022.


Akpan, A.E., Ukwang, E.E., & Esu, E.O. (2011): Investigating the state of some engineering materials in parts of Akamkpa area of the Precambrian Oban Massif, southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology, 40(2): 113-119.

Akpan, I.O., Amodu, A.E., & Akpan, A.E. (2011): An assessment of the major elemental composition and concentration in Limestones samples from Yandev and Odukpani areas of Nigeria using nuclear techniques. Journal of Environment Science and Technology, 4(3): 332-339, doi:10.3923/jest.2011.332.339.


Akpan, I.O., Amodu, A.E., & Akpan, A.E. (2011): Elemental analysis of limestone   samples from Obajana and Mfamosing Limestone deposits, Nigeria, using nuclear techniques. Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotope, 69:1355-1358, doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.03.038.


Obianwu, V.I., Chimezie, I.C., Akpan, A.E., & George, N.J. (2011). Estimation of aquifer secondary parameter distributions from surficial geophysical measurements of primary parameters. A case study of Ngor- Okpala area of Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Physics Research, 3(2): 67-80.


Obianwu, V.I., Chimezie, I.C., Akpan, A.E., & George, N.J. (2011): Surficial geophysical deduction of the geomaterial and aquifer distribution at Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, southeastern Nigeria. Central European Journal of Geosciences, 3(4): 368-374, doi: 10.2478/s13533-011-0033-3.


Akpan, A.E., George, N.J., & Ugbaja, A.N. (2013): Integrated geophysical and hydrogeological investigation of shallow groundwater resources in parts of the Ikom- Mamfe Embayment, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, 70: 1435-1456, doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2232-3. 


Akpan, A.E., Narayanan, M., & Harinarayana, T. (2013): Estimation of subsurface temperatures in the Tattapani geothermal field, central India from limited volume of magnetotelluric data and borehole thermograms using a constructive back propagation neural network. Earth Interactions, 18: 1–24, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2012EI000488.1.


Akpan, A. E., Ekanem, A.M., Sunday, A.A., & Ekine, A.S. (2013). Determination of aquifer parameters distribution pattern from surficial geophysical measurements in Obot Akara Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 8(1-2): 83-91.


Okoyeh, E.I., Akpan, A.E., Egboka, B.C.E., & Okeke, H.I. (2014): An assessment of the influences of surface and subsurface water level dynamics in the development of gullies in Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Earth Interactions, 18: 1–24, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2012EI000488.1.


Ebong, E.D., Akpan, A.E., & Onwuegbuche, A.A. (2014). Estimation of geohydraulic parameters from fractured shale and sandstone aquifers of Abi (Nigeria) using electrical resistivity and hydrogeologic measurements. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 96C: 99-109, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.201403.026.


Akpan, A.E., Chidomerem, T.E., & Akpan, I.O. (2014). Geophysical and laboratory studies of the spread and quality of the Odukpani limestone deposit, southeastern Nigeria. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 10(4): 347-356, doi:10.3844/ajessp.2014.347.356.


Akpan, A.E., Ebong, E.D., Ekwok, S.E., & Sackey, J. (2014). Geophysical and geological study of the spread and industrial quality of Okurike Barite deposit. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 10(6): 569-577, doi: 10.3844/ajessp.2014.569-577. 


Akpan, A.E., Akinpelu, O.O., & Menkiti, A.I. (2014). Assessment of wind speed variation pattern and estimation of wind power density in Calabar, Nigeria. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 9(1-2): 23-38. 


Akpan, A.E., Ilori, B., & Essien, N.U. (2015). Geophysical investigation of Obot Ekpo landslide site, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 109: 154-167, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.05.015.


Akpan, A.E., Ebong, E.D., & Emeka, C.N. (2015). Exploratory assessment of groundwater vulnerability to pollution using geophysical and geological techniques in Abi-Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(4): 1-18.


Okoyeh, E.I., Akpan, A.E., Egboka, B.C.E., Okolo, M.C., & Okeke, H.C. (2015). Geophysical Delineation of Subsurface Fracture Associated with Okposi-Uburu Salt Lake Southeastern, Nigeria. International Research Journal Environment Science, 4(2): 1-6.

George, N.J., Akpan, A.E., Ekanem, A.M. (2016). Assessment of textural variational pattern and electrical conduction of economic and accessible Quaternary hydrolithofacies via geolectric and laboratory methods in the South-eastern Nigeria: A case study of select locations in Akwa Ibom State. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 88(4): 399-532.


Akpan, A.E., Ekwok, S.E., &, Ebong, E.D. (2016). Seasonal reversals in groundwater flow direction and its role in the recurrent Agwagune landslide problem: a geophysical and geological appraisal. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences 75(5): 1-17.


George, N.J., Akpan, A.K., & Evans, U.F. (2016). Prediction of hydraulic pore pressure gradient differentials for hydrodynamic assessment of hydrogeological units using geophysical and laboratory techniques. A case study of the coastal sector of Akwa Ibom State, Southern Nigeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12517-016-2337-6.


George, N.J., Akpan, A.E., & Ekanem, A.M. (2016). Assessment of textural variational pattern and electrical conduction of economic and accessible Quaternary hydrolithofacies via geoelectric and laboratory methods in SE Nigeria: A case study of select locations in Akwa Ibom State. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 88(4): 517-528. 


George, N.J., Obiora, D.N., Ekanem, A.M., & Akpan, A.E. (2016). Approximate relationship between frequency-dependent skin depth resolved from geoelectromagnetic pedotransfer function and depth of investigation resolved from geoelectrical measurements: A case study of coastal formation, southern Nigeria. Journal of Earth System Science, 125(7): 1379-1390.


Akpan, A.E., Paul, N.D., & Uwah, E.J. (2016). Ground radiometric investigation of natural radiation levels and their radiological effects in Akpabuyo, Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 123, 185-192.


Ebong, E.D., Akpan, A.E., Emeka, C.N., & Urang, J.G. (2017). Groundwater quality assessment using geoelectrical and geochemical approaches: case study of Abi area, southeastern Nigeria. Applied Water Science, 7(5): 2463-2478.


Ibanga, J.I., Akpan, A.E., George, N.J., Ekanem, A.M., & George, A.M. (2017). Unusual ionospheric variations before the strong Auckland Islands, New Zealand earthquake of 30th September, 2007. NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nrjag.2017.12.007.


George, N. J., Akpan, A. E., & Akpan, F. S. (2017). Assessment of spatial distribution of porosity and aquifer geohydraulic parameters in parts of the Tertiary–Quaternary hydrogeoresource of south-eastern Nigeria. NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics 6(2): 422-433.


Akpan, A.E., Ekwok, S.E., Ebong, E.D., George, A.M., & Okwueze, E.E. (2018).  Coupled geophysical characterization of shallow fluvio-clastic sediments in Agwagune, southeastern Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences 143: 67-78, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2018.03.012. 

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Showing All Conferences Attended

Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society Conference held in Owerri March, 2009
A paper was presented
Start: Monday 9th March, 2009
End: Friday 13th March, 2009
53rd Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society Conference held in International Conference Centre, Abuja
Papers were presented and an award was received
Start: Sunday 26th March, 2017
End: Friday 31st March, 2017
52nd Annual NMGS International Conference and Exhibitions at Kwara Hotels, Ilorin
A paper was presented
Start: Sunday 13th March, 2016
End: Friday 18th March, 2016
27th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) Hosted by Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria.
A paper was presented on Simulation Results of Monitoring and Acquisition System
Start: Wednesday 15th September, 2004
End: Saturday 18th September, 2004
22nd EMI Workshop held in Wiemar, Germany
A paper was presented
Start: Saturday 23rd August, 2014
End: Saturday 30th August, 2014
29th Nigeria Institute of Physics Conference held in Akure
Nigerian Institute of Physics Conference
Start: Wednesday 16th August, 2006
End: Saturday 19th August, 2006

Showing All Grants Received

Grant Description:
University of Calabar Institutional-based TETFUND Research Grant on ‘Geophysical modelling of the Agwagune Landslide site and the groundwater potential of the proposed Agwagune Relocation site, Biase Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria’.
Grantor:
University of Calabar Institution-based Tetfund Research

Amount:
1955000.00  NRN
Date Received:
05.11.2014