Graduate Research Assistant Position Available: A position as a MS student or PhD student in the Innovative and Smart Infrastructure Group (ISIG) working with Dr. Wierschem is available. This position is available to US Citizens only. This student will work with Dr. Wierschem on a research project related to vibration isolation. This position is expected to begin as soon as Spring 2024; however, later start dates will be considered. Interested candidates should email Dr. Wierschem (nwiersch at utk.edu) with a CV. Include “ISIG Graduate Applicant” and your name in the subject of the email.
Dr. Wierschem, Anika Sarkar, Sima Abolghasemi, Wyatt Cupp, and Jonathan Shell attended the 2023 ASCE EMI Conference where they gave four presentations. Additionally, Dr. Wierschem chaired a structural control session he organized.
Dr. Wierschem and Jonathan Shell attended the 16th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control (16MoVIC) where Jonathan gave a presentation.
Dr. Wierschem was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
Alex Shafer graduated with her MS in Civil Engineering.
Dr. Wierschem and Anika Sarkar attended the 8th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring where Anika presented a paper. Additionally, Dr. Wierschem chaired a passive vibration control session he organized.
Dr. Wierschem and Sima Abolghasemi presented at the 2022 ASCE EMI Conference. Additionally, Dr. Wierschem chaired a structural control session he organized.
Jonathan Shell won the Tickle College of Engineering Third Place Research Award at the 2022 UTK Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement.
Paxton Lifsey, Carter Manson, and Jonathan Shell present research posters at the UTK Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement.
Welcome to Kathryn Stehle who joins the group as a BS student.
Welcome to Jonathan Shell who joins the group as a BS student.
Welcome to Paxton Lifsey who joins the group as a BS student.
Dr. Wierschem and Abdollah Javidialesaadi attended the 2019 ASCE EMI Conference in Pasadena, CA where Abdollah presented a paper and Dr. Wierschem organized a session on innovations and advances in passive structural control.
Dr. Wierschem won the UTK Civil and Environmental Engineering 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award.
Abdollah Javidialesaadi won the 2019 Extraordinary Professional Promise award at the Chancellors Honor Banquet.
Dr. Wierschem attended the HYSIM19 workshop on New Frontiers and Innovative Methods for Hybrid Simulation in Zurich Switzerland.
Dr. Wierschem attended the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver Canada where he also participated in a post-disaster reconnaissance workshop.
Abdollah Javidialesaadi attended IMAC 2019 in Orlando, FL. Abdollah presented the paper “Response of a SDOF system with an inerter-based tuned mass damper subjected to non-stationary random excitation”.
Dr. Wierschem gave a seminar during his visit to the University of Minnesota hosted by Professor Lauren Linderman.
Abdollah Javidialesaadi has won a top-off fellowship in recognition of his academic accomplishments.
Ridge Ramsey graduated with his MS in Civil Engineering.
Dr. Wierschem gave a seminar during his visit to Harbin Engineering University hosted by Professor Tiejun Yang and Dr. Xinhui.
Dr. Wierschem gave a lecture on innovations in passive structural control to the 2018 Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology (APESS) hosted by Harbin Institute of Technology.
Dr. Wierschem attended The World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring in Qingdao, China where he presented a paper.
Dr. Wierschem gave a seminar during his visit to Hunan University of Technology hosted by Professor Jingling Wang.
Dr. Wierschem gave a lecture on Structural Health Monitoring and Structural Control for the University of Tennessee Smart Infrastructure study abroad course at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
The ISIG 6DOF shake table has been installed and is awaiting commissioning later in Summer 2018.
Dr. Wierschem, Abdollah Javidialesaadi, and Wenke Li attended the 2018 ASCE EMI Conference in Cambridge, MA. Abdollah presented a paper at the conference on the decentralized optimization of the RIDTMD and Wenke presented a paper on the SSVI Track NES.
Dr. Steven Anton from Tennessee Tech University visits the University of Tennessee as a guest of Dr. Wierschem and gives the seminar “Microsecond State Monitoring: Enabling Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring”.
Dr. Wierschem attended IMAC 2018 in Orlando, FL. Dr. Wierschem presented the paper “A Numerical Investigation of a Gravity-Compensated Nonlinear Energy Sink for the Passive Control of Flooring Systems”.
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.
Tyler Short presents the poster “Bump at the End of the Bridge: Review and Analysis of Rider Discomfort” at the Center for Transportation Research 45th Anniversary Event.
Dr. Wierschem presents “Laser Metrology of Steel Girder Splice Connections” at the Tennessee Engineers Conference in Nashville, TN.
Welcome to Wenke Li who joins the group as a visiting Ph.D. Student for 1 year from Harbin Engineering University in Harbin, China.
Welcome to Will King who joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant.
Dr. Wierschem, Abdollah Javidialesaadi, 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.
Dr. Wierschem presents “Laser Metrology of Steel Girder Splice Connections” at the AASHTO T14 subcommittee meeting in Denver, CO.
Dr. Wierschem presents at the 13th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (13ANCRiSST) (Link) in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Wierschem attended the 2017 ASCE EMI Conference in San Diego, CA. Dr. Wierschem presented a paper at the conference on the Gravity Compensated Nonlinear Energy Sink (GCNES).
Welcome to Tyler Short who joins the group as a summer MS research assistant. Tyler is co-advised with Dr. Denavit.
Tim Jones graduates with his MS in Civil Engineering and will join Burns & Mcdonnell in Kansas City, MO.
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.
Dr. Wierschem presents “Laser Metrology of Steel Girder Splice Connections” at the ASCE Knoxville Branch Professional Development Seminar.
Dr. Wierschem and Abdollah Javidialesaadi 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).
Welcome to Codi Drake who joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant.
Welcome to Ridge Ramsey who joins the group as an MS student.
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”.
Dr. Wierschem and Abdollah Javidialesaadi 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.
Welcome to Tim Jones who joins the group as an MS student.
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).
Dr. Wierschem attends the NSF NHERI Experimental Facility workshop at Oregon State University
Welcome to Abdollah Javidialesaadi who joins the group as a PhD student.
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.
Dr. Wierschem joins the University of Tennessee as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.