Principal Geomechanics Engineer
Dr. Katsaga is a geomechanics engineer with a Ph.D. in civil engineering. Her area of expertise is on the mechanics and numerical simulation of continuum and discrete media. She has more than 15 years of research and consulting experience.
She has provided consulting on many projects including mining (e.g., deep mines, block cave mining, pillar stability, optimization of mining layouts), nuclear waste storage, geothermal energy and petroleum. Dr. Katsaga also specializes in geophysical data acquisition, including advanced processing and interpretation.
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), 2010
University of Toronto, Canada
Candidate of Technical Sciences (Civil Engineering), 2000
Karaganda State Technical University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan
B.S. (Computer Aided Design), 1994
Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, Karaganda, Kazakhstan
American Geophysical Union
Awards & Recognition
Best Student Paper Award, Geophysics Division, GAC-MAC-CGU-AGU, Toronto Joint Assembly 2009
Graduate Fellowship Award, Friends of the Lassonde Institute, 2008
Graduate Scholarship, the Robert M. Smith / Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), 2004-2006
Young Scientist of Kazakhstan, 2001