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Research Fellow

Laura Ruppalt, Ph.D.

Laura B. Ruppalt is a Research Fellow with Boyden Gray & Associates. She received her J.D. in 2021 from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where she served as Articles Editor for the George Mason Law Review.

She received her doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she researched carbon nanotube-semiconductor systems. Funded through National Science Foundation and National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships, she received the Gregory Stillman and Paul D. Coleman awards for outstanding graduate research.

Before joining Boyden Gray & Associates, Dr. Ruppalt spent over a decade conducting scientific and engineering research for national defense applications in fields spanning nanotechnology to shipboard radar. She is the author or co-author of more than 30 scientific publications.

Dr. Ruppalt graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in electrical engineering, where she was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and received the President’s Award and Peter Mark Prize for academic excellence.

J.D., Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, 2021
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
B.S.E., Princeton University, 2002

Bar Admissions

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, senior member
American Physical Society, past member
Materials Research Society, past member