Faculty

Nicholas E. Wierschem

Nicholas E. Wierschem

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, May 2014
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, May 2010
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, May 2007

Ph: (520) 245-3837
Email: nwiersch@utk.edu
Website: www.NWierschem.com

Graduate Students and Visiting Students

Sima Abolghasemi

Sima Abolghasemi

PhD Student

Master of Science, Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Guilan at Rasht, Guilan, Iran, 2016
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Guilan at Rasht, Guilan, Iran, 2013

Email: sabolgha@vols.utk.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sima-abolghasemi-a1472890/

Lindsay Helferich

Lindsay Helferich

MS Student

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2019

Email: lhelferi@vols.utk.edu

Anika Sarkar

Anika Sarkar

PhD Student

Master of Science, Infrastructure Materials Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2019
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016

Email: asarkar6@vols.utk.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anika-tabassum-sarkar-594229161/

Alex Shafer

Alex Shafer

MS Student

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2020

Email: ashafer4@vols.utk.edu

Undergraduate Students

Grady Owen

Grady Owen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2023

Email: gowen5@vols.utk.edu

Alumni

Codi Drake

Codi Drake

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Anticipated 2019

Email: dnn739@vols.utk.edu

Talecia Dyson

Talecia Dyson

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Anticipated 2020

Email: tdyson@vols.utk.edu

Ruichen Guo

Ruichen Guo

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2020

Email: rguo6@vols.utk.edu

Abdollah Javidialesaadi

Abdollah Javidialesaadi

Former PhD Student
Engineer at TRC Worldwide Engineering in Brentwood, TN

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2020
MSc, Structural Engineering, Iran University Of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2011
BSc, Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, 2008

Email: ajavidia@vols.utk.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/abdollah-javidi-88279abb

Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones

Former MS Research Assistant
Engineer at Burns & Mcdonnell in Kansas City, MO

Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2017
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2015

Email: tjone109@vols.utk.edu

Williams King

Williams King

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Anticipated 2018

Email: wking11@vols.utk.edu

Wenke Li

Wenke Li

Former Visiting PhD Student
Research Associate, Harbin Engineering Univesity

Visiting Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2017 – 2018
Ph.D., Marine Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China, 2015 – 2019
Master of Engineering, Marine Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China, 2014 – 2015
Bachelor of Engineering, Marine Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China, 2010 – 2014

Phone:(+86) 13251512120
Email: liwenke@hrbeu.edu.cn

Karolina Ohstrom

Karolina Ohstrom

Former High School Research Assistant

, Farragut High School, Farragut, TN, 2018

Ridge Ramsey

Ridge Ramsey

Former MS Student
Graduate Transportation Associate, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2018
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV, 2016

Email: jramse28@vols.utk.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ridge-ramsey-113933155

Tyler Short

Tyler Short

Former MS Research Assistant
Co-advised with Dr. Denavit
Structural Engineer at Segars Engineering

Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2017
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2016

Email: tshort3@vols.utk.edu