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Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte

Professor of Physics

ljpn@purdue.edu
Office: Physics 166
Telephone: (765) 494-3027
Fax: (765) 494-0706
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B.S., 1981 State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S., 1983 Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Ph.D., 1988 Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Laboratory for Applied Geophyiscs
ISRM Work Group

Graduate Students

Awards and Honors

  • University Scholar, Purdue University, 2000-2004
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Outstanding Alumna Award, 1996
  • Schlumberger Lecture Award, 1995
  • Young Investigator Award - National Science Foundation, 1994-1999
  • Young Investigator Award - Office of Naval Research, 1994-1997
  • Honorable Mention, Oak Ridge Association of Universities, Junior Faculty EnhancementAWard, 1993
  • Sigma Xi, Notre Dame Chapter, Outstanding Paper, 1993
  • Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, 1992, Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Basic Research Award, National Research Council, GEotechnical Committee, 1990
  • Jane Lewis Fellowship, 1987-88, University of California, Berkeley
  • Thomas Dias Fellowship, 1986-87, University of Calfironia, Berkeley
  • University Fellowship, 1983-984, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Experience

  • 2001 -  Full Professor, Dept. of Physics, Purdue University
  • 1997- 2001 Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Purdue University.
  • 1997-97 Associate Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame.
  • 1992-97 Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame.
  • 1990-92 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University.
  • 1989-90 Research Associate, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University.
  • 1989 Summer, Staff Scientist Level II, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Labraotory.
  • 1983-88 Research Assistant, Dept. of Materials Sciences and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, and Earth SCiences Division, Lawrence Berekley Laboratory.
  • 1981-83 Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Selected Publications