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Introduction
Laura Pyrak-Nolte · James Rustad · Richard Baraniuk

Fri Dec 07 05:30 AM -- 05:40 AM (PST) @

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Author Information

Laura Pyrak-Nolte (Purdue University)

Dr. Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte is a Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, in the College of Science, at Purdue University. She holds courtesy appointments in the Lyle School of Civil Engineering and in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, also in the College of Science. Dr. Pyrak-Nolte holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an M.S. in Geophysics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where she studied with Dr. Neville G. W. Cook. Her interests include applied geophysics, experimental and theoretical seismic wave propagation, laboratory rock mechanics, micro-fluidics, particle swarms, and fluid flow through Earth materials. In 1995, Dr. Pyrak-Nolte received the Schlumberger Lecture Award from the International Society of Rock Mechanics. In 2013, she was made a Fellow of the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA). Currently she the President of the American Rock Mechanics Association, and president-elect of the International Society for Porous Media

James Rustad (University of California Davis)

Jim received his Ph.D. in Geophysics form the University of Minnesota in 1992. He worked as a research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (1992-2003), professor at the University of California, Davis (2003-2010), and research associate at Corning Incorporated (2010-2015). Currently retired from the University of California, his ongoing research focuses on aqueous interfacial chemistry, isotope geochemistry, and earth materials.

Richard Baraniuk (Rice University)

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