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George Wilson, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert in rail transit noise and vibration control and serves as the TALASKE associated consultant-of-choice when our client’s needs include freedom from ground borne disruption by trains. TALASKE has invited Dr. Wilson to assist on numerous completed and current projects including concert halls, theatres, broadcasting and recording studios, and other building types.

Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc. (WIA), the firm that Wilson founded in 1966, provides specialized evaluation and design services on projects concerning vibration isolation of sensitive facilities impacted by ground borne vibration and noise from rail systems and other sources. Wilson’s firm has developed unique instrumentation and analysis procedures developed for quantifying ground and building vibration. George is a master at providing the client and design team with invaluable information from the earliest phases of a project, including evaluation of the project site vibration environment. This reliable, detailed information leads to determination of necessary vibration mitigation requirements through effective design solutions in the most difficult locations.

Examples of completed TALASKE projects that include the input of George Wilson as an associated consultant are: The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Harold Washington Library; Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion, Sauder Concert Hall and Sidney Harman Hall.


  • Ph.D., M.S., B.S. in Mechanical Engineering/Acoustics, University of California, Berkeley


  • Taught courses in Acoustics and Dynamics at University of California, Berkeley (1960-63)
  • Founded Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc. in 1966


  • Fellow: Acoustical Society of America
  • NCAC: Past President (1980-82); Boner Medal (1992); Honorary Member (2005)
  • Member: AES, INCE, ASHRAE
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