Engr. Kooffreh Okon

Engr. Kooffreh Okon

Assistant Lecturer

PGD, B. Eng., M. Eng.
Email: kooffreh.okon@futo.edu.ng


Mr. Okon Kooffreh is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. He possesses a Master’s degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Open University of Nigeria/National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna. He has acquired industrial experience in welding and fabrication, sheet metal work, foundry, shaping, milling, machining, forging, pipe fitting, drawing and development at Metallurgical Training Institute, Onitsha and G.E. Amadi Welding and Fabrication Company, Port Harcourt.

He also has ten years of experience in teaching Mathematics and Further Mathematics as well as preparing students successfully for Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics (0606), CIE A Level Mathematics (9709), PSAT Math, SAT Math, American Mathematics Contest (AMC), International Mathematics Olympiads, WASSCE, UTME and NECO Examinations. He has completed several Professional Development courses from British Council and COBIS-Educare on understanding lesson management, online safety, engaging talented learners, equality and diversity, use of reasonable force in schools, the prevent duty, engaging with learning technologies, child protection in education, engaging with professional development, an introduction to child sexual exploitation and a practical guide to GDPR for education.

Academic Qualification

  • Eng. in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO (27th October, 2016)
  • Eng., in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO (15th November, 2006)
  • PGDE in Education (Mathematics), National Open University of Nigeria, NTI Kaduna Study Centre, NOUN/NTI (9th September, 2014)


  • Letter of commendation from the Head, MME Department, FUTO for effective participation in the last COREN accreditation exercise which earned the Department full accreditation from March 25, 2021 to March 24, 2026.       
  • Best graduating student of the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (2005/2006 Session)
  • NNPC/EPNL Joint venture merit Scholarship award (2004)
  • Recipient, COBIS-Educare Professional Development Training, 2019
  • Recipient, British Council Professional Development Training, 2017-2018
  • Recipient, Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (0580) Professional Development Training (2014)


  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Young Engineers’ Forum, NSE-YEF
  • Member, Teachers’ Registration Council Of Nigeria (TRCN)
  • Graduate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management(NIM)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

Courses Assigned to Teach

  1. MME 206: Physical Metallurgy I
  2. MME 407: Physical Metallurgy II
  3. MME 409: Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Kinetics,
  4. MME 413: Mechanical Properties of Materials
  5. MME 510: Metallurgical Plant Design and Selection of Engineering Materials
  6. MAE 521: Kinetic Processes in Materials
  7. MTE 524: Industrial Alloys Engineering


  • Class Adviser, MME 500 Level (2021/2022 Session)
  • Class Adviser, MME 400 Level (2020/2021 Session)
  • Administrative Secretary, MME Department Research Group (2019/2020 Session)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2019 – date)
  • Faculty Member, Greenoak International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria (2018 – 2019)
  • Faculty Member, Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria (2014 – 2017)                             
  • Further Mathematics Teacher, Jesus Children Secondary School, Ihiagwa, Imo State, Nigeria (2010 – 2013)
  • Corper, Kebbi State University of Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria (2007-2008)                
  • Industrial Trainee, Metallurgical Training Institute, Onitsha (2004-2005)
  • Industrial Trainee, G.E Amadi Welding and Fabrication Company, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria (2002-2003)                             

Research Interest

  • Development of novel green corrosion inhibitors for protection of Mild Steel and Aluminium alloys in acidic, alkaline and sea water environments
  • Modification of Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Al-Si Alloys
  • Synthesis and characterization of Nano-functionalized metal oxides for photocatalysis, bioremediation of polluted waste water and corrosion inhibition applications.


  1. **Nwigwe, S., Umunakwe, R., Mbam, S., Yibowei, M., Okon, K., & Kalu-Uka, G. (2019). The inhibition of Carica papaya leaves extract on the corrosion of cold worked and annealed mild steel in HCl and NaOH solutions using a weight loss technique. Engineering and Applied Science Research, 46(2), 114-119. Retrieved from https://www.tcithaijo.org/index.php/easr/article/view/151118
  2. **Nasir, A.O., Medupin, R.O.,Jiya, J.Y., Okon, K.,  Ozoh, C.C., Sule, I.S., Lawal, S.A. Optimization of plasma arc cutting process of AISI 304 stainless steel using design of experiment. Journal of The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers/Vol. 10. No 1, pp 1-10, March 2021.

Research/Publication Links

ORCID: 0000-0002-2341-6442

Research Gate Profile URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kooffreh-Okon

Google Scholar Page URL: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=EWIPhSUAAAAJ&hl=en