Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

Hafssa Tounsi

Geomechanics Engineer

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

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Areas of Expertise

Constitutive Models
Numerical Modeling
Rock Mechanics

Consulting Services

Nuclear Waste
Oil and Gas
Wind Turbines

Hafssa Tounsi

Geomechanics Engineer

Hafssa is a geomechanics engineer specializing in computational modeling of coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical and Chemical (THMC) processes within the subsurface. She has worked on a variety of engineering applications, including Artificial Ground Freezing in challenging mining environments, geologic disposal of high-heat emitting nuclear waste in rock salt formations, CO2 sequestration projects, and ice-based subsurface thermal energy storage solution. Hafssa also has experience in designing and conducting laboratory experiments focused on frozen rock.


Ph.D. (Geosciences and Geoengineering), 2019
Mines Paris-PSL, Paris, France

M.Sc. (Rock and Soil Mechanics), 2015
Ecole des ponts ParisTech, Champs-sur-Marne, France

B.Eng. (Civil Engineering), 2014
Hassania School of Public Works, Casablanca, Morocco

Professional Memberships

American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.