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

Phone: (765) 494-3027

Personal Web Site

Research Summary
Laboratory for Applied Geophyiscs
ISRM Work Group

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