Professor Nyquist holds the Week's chair in Environmental Geology at Temple University. Dr. Nyquist obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, and the University of Maryland, respectively, and his doctorate in geophysics at the University of Wisconsin. He is past president of Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, and recipient of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists', Harold Mooney Award (2011) and the EEGS John Nicholl Memorial Award (2007) as well as the Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2011). His research focuses on the application of resistivity, electromagnetic and potential-field geophysical methods to environmental and engineering problems. He currently has funding from NSF, EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.