Pimienta Receives 2016 Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award

Lucas Pimienta will receive the 2016 Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award, given annually to one or more promising young scientists for outstanding contributions achieved during their Ph.D. research. Recipients of this award are engaged in experimental and/or theoretical studies of Earth and planetary materials with the purpose of unraveling the physics and chemistry that govern their origin and physical properties.

Dr. Lucas Pimienta received his M.Sc. in Earth sciences from the IPG of Strasbourg and his Eng.D. in Geophysics from the EOST (Strasbourg, France) in 2011. He completed his Ph.D. in rock physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris in 2015, working under the supervision of Yves Guéguen and Jérôme Fortin. He recently received a mobility fellowship to carry out a research project on rocks’ thermal properties at the Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy institute of RWTH-Aachen. His research interests cover the physics and chemistry of rocks.