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We are extremely proud of the RockEng team of experts. RockEng personnel bring an exceptional level of skill and experience to your projects. Each individual has been hand-picked from industry and academia because our clients deserve to be served by the best. RockEng recognizes the industry wide shortage of personnel with high level of expertise in rock engineering.


Kathy Kalenchuk

Kathy Kalenchuk, Ph.D., P.Eng. (ON, MB, BC), PE (MT)

Dr. K.S. Kalenchuk has over 15 years of experience in geotechnical and geomechanical engineering. Dr. Kalenchuk is a geotechnical QP for mining studies and provides due-diligence and third party reviews for geotechnical design, induced seismicity and numerical modelling studies.
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Colin Hume, M.Sc.

Colin Hume, M.Sc.

Mr. Hume has a Master’s degree in Geomechanics from Queen’s University. His formal training in rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering combined with 9 years of practical geological and geotechnical field experience have made him a talented geomechanics specialist.
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Cortney Palleske

Cortney Palleske, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. (ON & BC)

Ms. Cortney Palleske has a Master’s degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University and 15 years of practical experience in consulting engineering. She has expertise in geotechnical characterization, support recommendation and hazard mitigation for a range of projects, including slopes, tunnels, dams, bridges and mining applications.
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Luis Mejía

Luis Mejía, Ph.D.

Dr. L. A. Mejía graduated in Geological Engineering from the National University of Engineering and holds a Doctorate and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. His doctoral investigation was focused on the numerical modelling of the fracturing process in rock materials under fluid-mechanics coupling conditions.
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Jeffrey Oke

Jeffrey Oke, Ph.D., P.Eng. (ON)

Dr. Jeffrey Oke has over 5 years of geotechnical engineering experience in the mining and civil industires. He has specialized expertise in geotechnical characterization, ground support design for weak and hard rock masses, and mine backfill.
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Anna Perry

Anna Perry, M.Sc., PE (NV)

Anna Perry has over 7 years of combined mining engineering and geotechnical consulting experience, including 5 years working in an underground production engineering department. She has extensive experience with geotechnical data collection, site characterization, assessment and design of ground support, and geomechanics modeling.
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Chase Barnard

Chase Barnard, M.S.

Mr. Chase Barnard is a Senior Geomechanics Consultant with over six years of experience in geomechanical engineering. Mr. Barnard has a strong background in underground mining, operational rock engineering, and ground control. Mr. Barnard also provides experience in rock mass characterization, numerical modelling, and slope mechanics.
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Neda Dadashzadeh

Neda Dadashzadeh, Ph.D.

Dr. Neda Dadashzadeh is specialized in geomechanical engineering, including advanced numerical modeling to predict ground response to excavations, geomechanical mine design, rock stability assessment, and design and optimization of ground support for tunneling and mining.
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Ali Hashemi

Ali Hashemi, Ph.D.

Dr. Ali Hashemi has over 6 years of experience in mining and geomechanical engineering. He is experienced in geomechanical data collection and site characterization, ground support design and advanced numerical modelling. Ali has hands-on experience in mining operations, which provides him with great insight in solving the practical problems and challenges at operating mines.
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Alex Graham, M.A.Sc., EIT (ON)

Alex Graham, M.A.Sc., EIT (ON)

Mr. Alex Graham is a Master of Applied Science in geological engineering. His academic and practical expertise are focused on surficial rock geomechanics and slope stability. Mr. Graham has expertise in remote sensing and 3D geospatial data analysis, hazard and risk assessment. He also has experience with geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring.
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Carla Massignani Carrapatoso, Ph.D.

Carla Massignani Carrapatoso, Ph.D.

Dr. C. M. Carrapatoso graduated in civil engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and holds a doctorate and master’s degree in civil engineering, geotechnics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She has hands-on expertise in geotechnical field tests to predict mechanical behavior of soft soils and experience with rock mechanics applied to oil well drilling and to ground support.
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Kathryn Kitney

Kathryn Kitney, M.Sc., P.Eng (ON)

Ms. K.E. Kitney has a Master’s degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University and 13 years of practical experience in engineering consulting. Her academic background is based in minerals and exploration, and she has since worked in the minerals exploration, environmental, and mining fields.
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