Imperial College London

Miss Cristina Saceanu

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate







2.45ERoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





PhD student in the Petroleum Engineering & Rock Mechanics Group working on numerical modelling of fracture processes around underground boreholes and tunnels. 

My project is funded by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), and will contribute towards a safe, long-term geological disposal facility for nuclear waste.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Saceanu MC, Paluszny A, Zimmerman RW, et al., 2022, Fracture growth leading to mechanical spalling around deposition boreholes of an underground nuclear waste repository, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol:152, ISSN:0020-7624

Paluszny A, Thomas RN, Saceanu MC, et al., 2020, Hydro-mechanical interaction effects and channelling in three-dimensional fracture networks undergoing growth and nucleation, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol:12, ISSN:1674-7755, Pages:707-719


Saceanu MC, Paluszny A, Zimmerman RW, et al., 2020, Numerical modelling of spalling around a nuclear waste storage deposition borehole using a fracture mechanics approach, 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium

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