Welcome!

Welcome to the Innovative and Smart Infrastructure Group (ISIG) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN! This group is interested in studying innovative and state of the art methods and approaches to tackle current and future infrastructure related challenges. The main topics we focus on are Structural Control, Structural Dynamics, Structural Health Monitoring, Sustainability, and Nonlinear Dynamics.

-Dr. Nick Wierschem


PhD Student Position Available:

A position as a PhD student in the Innovative and Smart Infrastructure Group (ISIG) working with Dr. Wierschem is now available. Position will begin in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018. Candidate must have an MS degree or equivalent. Ideal candidate will have a record of journal publications, excellent written and oral English skills, and experience with structural dynamics, experimental testing, and computer programming. Before applying to the university, interested candidates should email Dr. Wierschem (nwiersch@utk.edu) with a cover letter and a CV. Include “ISIG PhD Applicant” and your name in the subject of the email.


EMI 2018 Mini-symposium – Innovations and Advances in Passive Structural Control:

Dr. Wierschem and Dr. Scott Harvey from the University of Oklahoma are organizing a mini-symposium on “Innovations and Advances in Passive Structural Control” for the EMI 2018 conference in MIT in Cambridge, MA. Please see the mini-symposium flyer and the conference website for more information. The abstract deadline is January 31, 2018.