Dr. Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University

Dr. Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte

Dr. Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte

Courtesy Appointment, Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences & Professor of Physics
E-mail: ljpn@physics.purdue.edu
Associated Website(s) : Geology and Geophysics and Laboratory for Applied Geophysics


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, Berkele

Research Interests
Laboratory for Applied Geophyiscs
ISRM Work Group

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

  • Laboratory-scale study of field of view and the seismic interpretation of fracture specific stiffness (A. Acosta-Colon, L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, D. D. Nolte, Geophysical Prospecting, 2009 57, 209-224)
  • Fracture anisotropy:   The role of fracture-stiffness gradients(L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, The Leading Edge, September 2007, Vol 26, No. 9, 1124-1127)

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