About The Director

The Director of Centre for Automotive Training, Transport and Logistics (CATTL), Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) is the Immediate Past Ag. Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU).  He is the Immediate Former Chapter Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), Akwa Ibom State Chapter, a former National Council Member and a Fellow of the Institution.

He holds B.Eng (Mech) Second Class Upper in 2002 from the University of Uyo, an M.Sc (TurboM) in 2007 from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. (Mech. Eng), 2014, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He is a Mechanical Engineer with specialization in Turbomachinery.

Prior to his present position at AKSU, Dr. Ekong was a researcher at the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre and Rolls-Royce Supported University Technology Centre, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and the Best M.Sc., Student in Turbomachinery - Department of Engineering and Design, School of Science and Technology, University of Sussex, United Kingdom (2006/07 Academic Session). He is a Rolls-Royce Plc trained and Certificated Research Engineer.  A Reviewer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) 2013.

General interests include, but are not limited to, gas turbine engine technologies, such as Turbomachinery design, internal air systems, and other flow system design for gas turbine engine applications; internal combustion engines and system optimization, general mechanical equipment and system optimization; creativity, creativity tools, and innovation, especially their application in mechanical engineering processes and industries including structured brainstorming, lateral thinking and Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch (TRIZ), literally: (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving); design process and design rationale; concept and system design. Management of the maintenance, repair & overhauls (hanger) section and general airport operations using 40 Inventive principles. 

He is actively involved in engineering research, development, and application, including, but not limited to, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Technology, Problem Solving in Engineering Education, Research, and Practice. He has contributed to thirty-two (32) internationally refereed journals, conferences, and technical publications, with ten (10) international technical presentations and four (4) local technical presentations. 

Godwin Ekong has been involved in International Mechanical Engineering Research, Development, and Application as a Co-investigator with Rolls-Royce Plc and the European Union (EU), in an EU Framework 6 programme called New Aero Core Concept (NEWAC).  He has attended over 100 conferences, seminars, workshops, and training programmes. And has presented ten (10) technical presentations at six (6) International conferences by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in Denver – Colorado, USA; Texas, USA; San Diego – California, USA; the European TRIZ Association (ETRIA) in Dublin – Republic of Ireland, Lisbon – Portugal, Paris –France and a presenter in three (3) Rolls-Royce Supported University Technology Centre, University of Sussex, United Kingdom seminars.

He has also presented two (2) technical presentations at NIMechE Akwa Ibom State Chapter’s organized conference and workshop, and one (2) Nigerian Society of Engineers, Public Technical Lectures for NSE Uyo Branch and NSE Eket Branch respectively.


A member of two (2) professional research groups namely the Rolls-Royce / University of Sussex, New Aero-engine Core Concept (NEWAC) Team, and the European Union NEWAC Team. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), U.S.A, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), U.K, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), U.K, The European TRIZ Association (ETRIA), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is a registered Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Engineer. He is married, and his hobbies include Reading, Playing Football, Table and Lawn tennis.


B.Eng (Mech), M.Sc (TurboM), Ph.D (Mech. Eng), FNIMechE, MIET, METRIA, MASME, MNSE, R. Engr (COREN)