Graduate Research Assistant

There are several graduate assistant positions available in the fields of fracture mechanics, experimental nanomechanics and materials science. The candidate should satisfy the criteria for admission at Northwestern University. A Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Materials Engineering, and related field is required. Interested candidates should email their CV, summary of research interests and three names for reference to Dr. Akono at  ange-therese.akono (at)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Prof. Akono’s research focuses on experimental methods that elucidate fracture mechanisms in advanced composite materials at the nanometer length sale. There are current undergraduate research assistant positions available for the project listed below. Interested candidates should email their CV to Dr. Akono at ange-therese.akono(at)