Engr. Prof. Scott B. Akpila
Engr. Prof. S. B. Akpila is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, a distinguished son of Emago-Kugbo in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. He has Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Degree in Civil Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) in 1990, now Rivers State University(RSU), a Masters of Engineering (M. Eng) Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Benin in 1995 and also Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Port-Harcourt in 1997. In 2012, he had his Doctorate of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Port-Harcourt. He is a visiting scholar at the Federal University Otuoke (FUO), Bayelsa State and presently the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, FUO.
His research interest is on onshore and offshore piles response to loading, soil dynamics, soils stability and deformation. He has also authored two books; Basic Soil Mechanics, and Principles of Shallow Foundation.