Born on 28th October, 1940, Emeritus Professor Alfred Akpoveta Susu attended Baptist Academy and Emergency Science School, Lagos before proceeding to the University of Idaho and Stanford University where he obtained B. Sc., M. S. and Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering in 1966, 1967 and 1971 respectively. In 1966, he was first in the Chemical Engineering Graduating Class and also won the Second Prize Student Paper Contest of the Regional Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Prof. Susu was Research Assistant in the Chemical Engineering Department of Stanford University between September 1967 and December 1970 before joining the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Notre Dame as Assistant Professor in January 1970. From June 1973 to July 1974, he was at the University of Ife from where he moved to the University of Lagos in August 1974.