Course Professors

Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens is a structural engineer specializing in the form finding and optimization of structural surfaces. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where she directs the Form Finding Lab. Adriaenssens holds a Ph.D. in lightweight structures from the University of Bath and worked as a project engineer for Jane Wernick Associates in London and Ney + Partners in Brussels, Belgium. Her projects have won national and international architectural and construction prizes, including the 2012 Golden Amsterdam Architecture Prize for the Dutch Marine Museum, the 2010 Wallonia Biennale of Architecture for the footbridge in Verviers and the 2007 Belgian Steel Construction Award for the Pavillon Economique. She is the first author of "Shaping Forces: Laurent Ney" and is writing a second book, "Architectonics of Shells: The Definition and Optimization of Form." She co-curated the exhibition "Fazlur Khan: Structural Artist of Building Forms."

Professor Branko Glisic Branko Glisic received his bachelor's and master's degrees in structural engineering and theoretical mathematics at University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Ph.D. in civil engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. He was employed at SMARTEC SA, Switzerland, where he was involved in research and engineering at different levels of responsibility in numerous structural health monitoring (SHM) projects. Since February 2009, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Princeton University. His main areas of interest are SHM methods, advanced sensory systems, smart structures, SHM data management, and sustainable engineering. Glisic is the author and co-author of more than a hundred published papers, courses on SHM, and the book "Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring" (2007), and he is a member of several professional associations, including the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety, International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers, and Industrial Smart Material Application.