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September, 2017

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.

August, 2017

Welcome to Will King who joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant.

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August, 2017

Dr. Wierschem, Abdollah Javadi, Ridge Ramsey, and Codi Drake attended the 3rd Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers in Champaign, IL. Abdollah presented a paper at the conference on the seismic performance of inerter-enhanced tuned mass dampers.

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August, 2017

Dr. Wierschem presents “Laser Metrology of Steel Girder Splice Connections” at the AASHTO T14 subcomittee meeting in Denver, CO.

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July, 2015

Dr. Wierschem presents at the 13th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (13ANCRiSST) (Link) in Tokyo, Japan.

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June, 2017

Dr. Wierschem attended the 2017 ASCE EMI Conference in San Diego, CA. Dr. Wierschem presented a paper at the conference on the Gravity Conpensated Nonlinear Energy Sink (GCNES).

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May, 2017

Welcome to Tyler Short who joins the group as a summer MS research assistant. Tyler is co-advised with Dr. Denavit.

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May, 2017

Tim Jones graduates with his MS in Civil Engineering and will join Burns & Mcdonnell in Kansas City, MO.

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April, 2017

Codi Drake wins the Discovery LLC Undergraduate Research Award certificate and prize at the 21st Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURECA) 2017 research poster competition.

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March, 2017

Dr. Wierschem presents “Laser Metrology of Steel Girder Splice Connections” at the ASCE Knoxville Branch Professional Development Seminar.

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February, 2017

February, 2017

Dr. Wierschem and Abdollah Javadi attended IMAC 2017 in Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Wierschem presented a paper at the conference on the H-infinity optimization of a rotational inertia double-tuned mass damper (RIDTMD).

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September, 2016

Welcome to Codi Drake who joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant.

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August, 2016

Welcome to Ridge Ramsey who joins the group as an MS student.

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May, 2016

Dr. Fernando Moreu from the University of New Mexico visits the University of Tennessee as a guest of Dr. Wierschem and gives the seminar “Performance Assessment and Condition Monitoring of Railroad Bridges Using Displacements”.

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May, 2016

Dr. Wierschem and Abdollah Javadi attended the combined Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016 (EMI 2016) and Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference 2016 (PMC 2016) in Nashville, TN. Abdollah presented a paper at the conference on the H2 optimization of a tuned viscous mass damper (TVMD) system which includes a rotational inertia device.

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May, 2016

Welcome to Tim Jones who joins the group as an MS student.

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March, 2016

Dr. Wierschem is selected as a 2016 ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellow and will attend a intensive workshop from July 17th to July 22nd at the United States Military Academy (West Point).

November, 2015

Dr. Wierschem attends the NSF NHERI Experimental Facility workshop at Oregon State University

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September, 2015

Welcome to Abdollah Javidialesaadi who joins the group as a PhD student.

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August, 2015

Dr. Wierschem presents at the Joint 6th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (6AESE) and 11th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (11ANCRiSST) (Link) in Urbana-Champaign, IL.

August, 2015

Dr. Wierschem joins the University of Tennessee as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.