Dr Ukpong is a Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cape Town.
He has completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one in computational thermodynamics of strong materials at WITS University, and another in the quantum mechanical studies of novel materials at the University of Pretoria.
His research focuses on the fundamental study of materials using computational tools. He has 20 years of cognate experience in condensed matter and materials physics research. Currently, he is rated C3 by the NRF