Anna Szostak-Chrzanowski

Titular Professor

Doctor Habilitatus

Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering

Head Hall E7

1 506 645 8668

Director, Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering, UNB

Anna Szostak-Chrzanowski holds the life title of the Professor of Technical Sciences awarded by the president of the Republic of Poland; Doctor Habilitatus from the University of Varmia and Mazuria, Poland; Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics from the Technical University of Mining and Metallurgy in Poland; M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from UNB; M.Sc. in Precision Mechanics from the Warsaw Technical University, Poland. She holds honorary title of Mining General awarded by the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Poland. She was awarded Medals: for Merit in Mining and for Merit for Polish Geodesy and Cartography by the Government of the Republic of Poland.

Anna was a faculty member at the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, UNB for over 30 years. From 2008 to 2020 she was holding a position of full professor at the Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining, and Geology at the Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. In years 2012- 2020 she was a Chair of the Department of Geodesy and Cartography at the Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.

Anna Szostak- Chrzanowski is a Member of EC-Geo-Sustain European MSc in Geomatics for Sustainable Mineral Resource Management organised by European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Raw Materials, Consortium EC-GEO-Sustain, Berlin, Germany. She is a Member of the PhD Evaluation Committee, Graduate School, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.

Anna Szostak-Chrzanowski developed an interdisciplinary approach to modeling, physical interpretation, and prediction of deformations in engineering and geosciences projects with worldwide applications such as: deformation analysis of the largest in the world concrete face rockfill Shibuya dam in China, large earth dams of Diamond Valley Lake project in California, ground subsidence studies in copper mines in Poland, analysis of deformations of tectonic plates in western Canada, slope stability analysis of Barrick Gold mines in Nevada and many others. At present she is involved in Nutrien potash and salt mining project in New Brunswick and in KGHM Polish Copper coper mining project in Poland. Anna is a member of Karst Research in Atlantic Canada.

Areas of research:

  • Development of new methods and techniques for integrated analysis of structural and ground deformations using monitoring results and deterministic modeling,
  • Long term deformations caused by salt and potash mining,
  • Analysis of an interaction of copper and salt mining,
  • Analysis of deformations of mining waste tailing ponds dams,
  • Integrated analysis of deformations of safety pillars,
  • Shaft stability in mining safety pillars,
  • GIS for mining,
  • Modeling of displacement, strain, and stress fields using finite element method (FEM),
  • Verification of geotechnical parameters of mining waste tailing ponds dams, earth zoned embankment and concrete face rockfill dams,
  • Modeling of mining subsidence due to gas, oil and solids withdrawal,
  • Design of deformation monitoring schemes in engineering and geosciences,
  • Modeling of temperature field and thermal changes in deformation studies,
  • Modeling of hydrological changes in the rock mass and their influence on deformation and stress redistribution,
  • Back analysis in FEM,
  • Error propagation in FEM analysis.

Anna Szostak-Chrzanowski is an author of seven books and over 300 scientific publications and reports.