Rock Physics Research Group

Research Group

Research Group, Collaborators & Friends over the Years

June_15_2017
June 15, 2017:  Rock Physics Group at Purdue University.  Physics graduate student Liyang Jiang, Civil Engineering graduate student Anahita Modiriasri, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences graduate student Chven Mitchell,visitng from the Mistras Group Dr. Alireza Farhidzadeh, Prof. Laura Pyrak-Nolte, summer high school stiudent Nick Nolte, Summer REU Mikael Toye from Clemson University, Dr. Charles Choen from Sandia National Laboratories, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences undergraduate student Chris Calvelage, and Physics graduate student Xuhui Zhou
Rock Physics Group 2016
July 20, 2016:  Rock Physics Group at Purdue University.  (Front Row): Physics undergraduates Alison Hoe & Alaina Glidden, Prof. Laura Pyrak-Nolte, Physics graduate student Liyang Jiang, future scientists Janae & Cora Merrill.  (Back Row):  undergraduate Yuhan Roh (Mechanical Engineering), graduate students Zhenyu Xu (Physics) & Chven Mitchell (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences), undergraduate Margariete Malenda (REU from Geology, Kutztown Unviersity, Pennsylvannia), and Physics graduate student Xuhui Zhou.
           
Summer of Seeing Friends
May - July, 2016:  A Summer of Berkeley Connections:  "ZZ" Zheng (in SouZhou, China), John Kemeney (at ARMA Symposium in Houston), Seiji Nakagawa (at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Robert Zimmerman (at ARMA Symposium in Houston), Kurt Nihei (at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Satya Harpalani (at ARMA Symposium in Houston).
          
Purdue Collaborators
May 7, 2014:  (top image) Rock Physics Group at Purdue University.  Brad Abell, Zhenyu Xu, Eric Boomsma, Siyi SHao, Xuhui Zhou, undergraduate Josh Knobloch.  Professors Laura Pyrak-Nolte (Physics at Purdue) and Antonio Bobet (Civil Engineering at Purdue) at the US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium in Minnesota June 2014.
Fall AGU 2013 July 2013 Part 1
December 2013:  Lunch at AGU in San Francisco, California:  Brad Abell, Laura Pyrak-Nolte & Siyi Shao   Summer 2013:  Josh Knobloch, Brad Abell, Laura Kaiser, Lauren Kolkman, Siyi Shao

 JUly 2013 Part 2

July 2013:  From US SYmposium on Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics 2013 in San Francisco, California:  Dr. Seiji Nakagawa (from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), graduate students Eric Boomsma & Brad ABell, Dr. Joe Morris (Schlumberger now at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012:  Rock Physics Group at Purdue University.  (From left)  Ahmadreza Heyadat from Civil Engineering, from Physics Nolan Teasdale, Eric Boomsma, Josh Knobloc, Christopher Petrovitch, Brad Abell, REU student Tressa Mackin from Valenciea College, Min-Kwang Choi from Civil Engineering, Siyi Shao from Physics and Prof. Laura Pyrak-Nolte.   (missing Matthew Smith from Physics)

November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011:  Rock Physics Group at Purdue University.  (Front row from left) from Physics:  Siyi Shao, Anne Sauer, Nolan Teasdale, Chris Petrovitch.  (Back row from left)  in collaboration with Prof Antonio Bobet from Civil Engineering Min-Kwang Choi & Ahmadreza Heyadat; and from Physics:  Eric Boomsma, Brad Abell and Prof. Laura Pyrak-Nolte.

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010:  Rock Physics Group at Purdue University.  (Front row from left) from Physics:  Bill Watterson, Nolan Teasdale, Caroline Webb (REU from Brown University), Dr. Yihong Liu, Weiwei Li and Hao Sun.  (Back row from left) from Physics:  Chris Petrovitch, Prof. Laura Pyrak-Nolte; from Civil Engineering:  Min-Kwang Choi, Ahmadreza Heyadat; and from ECE:  Fan Wu.

April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010 Rock Physics Group at Purdue University.  (Front row from left) from Physics: Chris Petrovitch,  Mike Olander, Bill Watterson, Weiwei Li, Yihong Liu; and in collaboration with Prof Antonio Bobet from Civil Engineering Min-Kwang Choi & Ahmadreza Heyadat. (Back row) Professor Laura Pyrak-Nolte.

July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009 Rock Physics Group in front of Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at Purdue University.  (From left) Chris Petrovitch, Dr. Meigen Zhang (visiting from the Institute of Geology & Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China),  Mike Olander, Yihong Liu, Professor Laura Pyrak-Nolte and Weiwei Li.

December 2008

December 2008:  Rock Physics Group at the Thirsty Bear for the EAS Alumin Event in San Francisco, California during the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.  (FrontYihong Liu & Weiwei Li, (BackgroundAngel Acosta-ColonChristopher Petrovitch &  Professor Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte.

December 2007

December 2007: Rock Physics Group:  Weiwei Li, Yihong Liu, Chris Petrovich and Angel Acosta-Colon.

December 2005

December 2005: Professor Laura J. Pyrak (left) with graduate students Angel Acosta-Colon (right) and Daiquan Chen (center back) holding his son, Daniel Chen, in San Francisco, California at AGU 2005 Fall Meeting.

December 2003

December 2003: Professor Laura J. Pyrak (center) with graduate students Angel Acosta-Colon (left) and Daiquan Chen (right) in San Francisco, California at AGU 2003 Fall Meeting.