Dr Alfred Ikpi Onen (an Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry) was born into the family of late Chief Williams Onen Okoi Eyum and Mrs Arit Onen Okoi of Ugep, in Yakurr LGA of Cross River State of Nigeria.
Dr Onen holds BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (passed with a Second Class Upper Division), from University of Calabar in 1984; MSc (Physical Chemistry) from University of Ibadan in 1993; PhD (Applied Physical Chemistry) from University of Jos in 2011 and PGDE (Admin & Planning) from University of Maiduguri in 2000.
Dr Alfred I. Onen has worked at Ofin-High School, Sagamu (NYSC); 1984-1985; Govt. Science Sec. School, Waka-Biu: 1985-1988; Col. Of Ed. Science & Tech, Bama: 1988-2003; TAC at Mweshipandeka Sen. Sec. School, Oshakati, Namibia: 1995-1997; Adamawa State University, Mubi: 2003-2015; Federal University, Wukari: 2015- Date (ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR); Gombe State University, Gombe, 2013 – Date (VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR); University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, 2015 – Date (VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR).
He has held several positions including Head of Department at various places he has worked, Deputy Dean of Students at Federal University, Wukari etc
Dr Onen has attended several conferences and workshops (both Local and International). He has several publications in peer reviewed journals (both Local and International) and book chapters to his credit.
His research interests span through corrosion studies/protection and material chemistry. He has several postgraduate students under his supervision.
Dr Onen Alfred Ikpi is a Fellow (FCSN) and the immediate past chairman (IPC) of Chemical Society of Nigeria, CSN Adamawa Chapter. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Nigeria, FICCON; a member of Polymer Institute of Nigeria, MPIN and a member of Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria, MSTAN.
He served as the Chairman of Cross Rivers Peoples’ Forum, CROSPEF, Borno/Yobe Chapter from 1998 to 2004. He also served as follows: Chairman of Ugep Welfare Association from 1997 to 2011; Chairman, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Chaplaincy, ADSU (2004 – 2012); Grand Patron, National Association of Cross River Students (NACRISS), FEDPOLY, Mubi Chapter; Grand Patron, Akwa Ibom/Cross River Students’ Association (Akwa-Cross), ADSU, Mubi Chapter and Patron, Students’ Chemical Society of Nigeria (SCSN), ADSU, Mubi Chapter.
Dr Onen is happily married to Jummai Alfred Onen and blessed with four boys (Mfawa, Eno, Williams and Ikpi Jnr).