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Laura Pyrak-Nolte

Professor of Physics with Courtesy Appointment in Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office:
Phone: (765) 494-3027
Email: ljpn@purdue.edu

Personal Web Site
http://www.physics.purdue.edu/rockphys

Research Summary
Laboratory for Applied Geophyiscs
ISRM Work Group

Education
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

Honors & Awards


  • 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 Enhancement Award, 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 California, Berkeley

  • University Fellowship, 1983-984, University of California, Berkeley