Paul Akangah, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Akangah
Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering,    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, 2011 
  • M.S.,  Mechanical Engineering,     Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005
  • B.S.,   Mechanical Engineering,     Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1993
Academic experience
  • 1/2012 – date              Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 08/2011 – 12/2011      Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro
  • 1/2012 – 08/2012        Research Fellow, NASA-Center for Aviation Safety, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro
  • 8/2004 – 08/2006        Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 6/1996 – 08/2004        Asst. Industrial Engineer, Nestle Ghana Ltd, Tema Factory, Ghana
Current membership in professional organizations:
  • Member, AIAA
 Service activities
  • Member, Departmental sub-committee on Entrepreneurial Spirit and Civic  Engagement as part of developing an overall strategic plan for North Carolina A&T State, Fall 2011.
  • Project Coordinator, Academic Cooperation between the Department of Mechanical Engineering at NCAT and the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway.
 Professional Development Activities (2007-2013)
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics in Finite Element Analysis, 2012. A 4-day intensive course on fatigue and fracture analysis in isotropic and composites materials using finite element analysis. Training was given by NAFEMS, UK.
  • Composite Finite Element Analysis, 2012. A 4-day intensive course on finite element analysis of composites. Training was given by NAFEMS, UK.
  • COMSOL Multiphysics Training, 2010. A 3-day training in Charlotte, NC on using Comsol for multiphysics application in Heat transfer, fluid flow, electromagnetism and structures.
  • Training the Trainer, 2000. A 3-day workshop given by Programme for Effective Management (PEM) in Accra, Ghana. Training was part of management development program at Nestle Ghana.
Points of Pride