Faculty Profile

Ange-Therese Akono

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ange-Therese Akono
Ange-Therese Akono
Assistant Professor
3108 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

Education

  • Ph. D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America, 2013
  • M. Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America, 2011
  • M. Sc., Structural Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Ecole Polytechnique, France, 2011
  • B. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, France, 2008

Biography

Ange-Therese Akono holds a Ph.D. (2013) and a M.S. (2011) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2011) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States). In addition, she completed a M.S. in Innovative Technology, Engineering & Entrepreneurship (2011) and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique (France). Prior to joining the University of Illinois in 2013, Dr. Akono served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and she has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in Mechanics of Materials, Classical Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Advanced Calculus and Engineering Mathematics in France and in the United States.

Her honors include the 2016 New Faces of Civil Engineering Nomination (United States, 2016), the Total S. A. Graduate Fellowship (United States, 2010), the Fondation de l￿Ecole Polytechnique Undergraduate Fellowship (France, 2007) and the President￿s Award for Educational Excellence, (Cameroon, 2004).

Academic Positions

  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 2016-June 2017
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapaign, Oct 2015- Present, 0% appointment
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013- Present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America, 2013-2013

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Research Interests

  • Thin films and coatings
  • Biological tissues and bio-inspired design
  • Advanced cementitious materials
  • Efficient energy systems
  • Multi-scale materials
  • Solid Mechanics and Fracture Mechanics
  • Experimental Nanomechanics

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Professional Societies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers Rock Mechanics Committee (2016-present)
  • Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) (2015-present)
  • Materials Research Society (20120-present)
  • American Physical Society (2012-present)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Associate Member, 2012-Present Sub-societies: Engineers Without Borders and Engineering Mechanics Institute

Teaching Honors

  • Collins Scholar Award, 2014-2015 (May 2015)

Research Honors

  • 2016 NCSA Faculty Fellowship (Apr 2016)
  • 2016 ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering Professors (Feb 2016)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University (Sep 2013)