Nicholas E. Wierschem

Nicholas E. Wierschem

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Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
Former Postdoctoral Research Associate
Former PhD Student

B119 Newmark Civil Enginning Laboratory
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61820
Ph: (520) 245-3837


University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Ph.D., Civil Engineering

May 2014

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Master of Science, Civil Engineering

May 2010

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

May 2007

Research Interests

Nonlinear Energy Sinks

Investigation of the use of nonlinear energy sinks for the mitigation of the response of building structures to dynamic loads.

Structural Health Monitoring

– Structural health monitoring of historic structures and evaluation of non-proportional damping effects.

– Monitoring of navigational lock gate.

Improved Shake Table Control

Investigation of shake table control using model-base technique with multi-metric feedback inspired by RTHS methods.


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Select Awards and Honors

Structural Engineering Instructional Fellowship


EKS Annual Research Retreat Best Presentation Award


NSF APSS Fellowship for Summer Study in Shanghai, China


Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship


NSF EASPSI Summer Research/Travel Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan


NSF Graduate Fellow Honorable Mention


Wire Reinforcement Institute Scholarship

2007 – 2008