Katia has two years of civil engineering research experience, focusing on microscopy, digital imaging, and petrography to investigate the durability of building materials, as well as automation of image analysis and data collection.
She also has three years of professional experience with Procter & Gamble as an Application and Data Engineer In Training, where she worked directly with finance and product supply teams to develop integrated middle-ware applications, and automated data validation, platform performance monitoring and testing processes.
Her research interests include (but are not limited to): digital and optical imaging techniques, geothermal energy, sustainable materials, and fracture modelling.
Published a Conference Paper at the 18th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials (EMABM) titled "Automated Quantification of Fracture Networks in Thermally Treated Granite"
NSERC CGS-M Award
Received the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Masters (CGS-M) award from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Joined as a MASc Student