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Nadia Lapusta

Lawrence A. Hanson, Jr., Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Geophysics
Nadia Lapusta
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Dipl., Kiev State University, 1994; M.S., Harvard University, 1996; Ph.D., 2001. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Caltech, 2002-03; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Geophysics, 2003-08; Associate Professor, 2008-10; Professor, 2010-19; Hanson Professor, 2019-.
Research Areas: Geophysics

Research Interests

Professor Lapusta's interdisciplinary research group works in the areas of computational mechanics of geomaterials, earthquake source processes, fundamentals of friction and fracture, solid-fluid interactions, and seismology.

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