Prof. Ange-Therese Akono Wins ASCE Leonardo da Vinci Award

Professor Ange-Therese Akono has received the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2021 Leonardo da Vinci Award. The purpose of the award is “to recognize outstanding young investigators early in their careers for promising ground-breaking developments in the field of Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Sciences, as relevant to Civil Engineering understood in the broadest sense.”

Professor Akono was selected “for discovering novel methods to probe the fracture toughness at the nanoscale, for outstanding discoveries at the intersection of Fracture Mechanics and Nanotechnology, and for inspiring a new generation of nanoscientists and Fracture Mechanics experts.” The award will be presented at the EMI PMC 2021 Conference on Thursday, May 27 at 10:15 am (ET).

The Leonardo da Vinci award is awarded annually to a young investigator, generally under 35 years of age or having worked no more than 7 years since receiving their doctoral degree, whose contributions have the promise to define new directions in theory and application of Engineering Mechanics, in the vein of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), a man of unquenchable curiosity and feverishly inventive imagination.

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