Dear ISRM Members and Rock Mechanics Colleagues,
For the 21sh ISRM Online Lecture the ISRM invited Professor Laura Pyrak-Nolte, from United States. The title of the lecture is “Geophysical Characterization of Fractures”. It will broadcast on Tuesday, 15th March at 10 AM GMT and will remain available in a dedicated webpage.
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.
Previous ISRM Online Lectures were given by Wulf Schubert, John Hudson, Pierre Dufaut, Eduardo Alonso, John Read, Herbert Einstein, Shunsuke Sakurai, Resat Ulusay, Dick Stacey, Jean Sulem, Nick Barton, Ove Stephansson, Peter Kaiser, Walter Wittke, Nielen van der Merwe, Giovanni Barla, Charles Fairhurst, Marc Panet, Xia-Ting Feng and Milton Kanji.