is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Structural Engineering, University of California San Diego. Her fundamental and applied research interests are the behavior of dense fluid-particulate systems; particle agglomerations; rock behavior of deep Geo-reservoirs; hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation in rock mass; re-fracturing and hydro-thermo-mechanical coupled processes in fractured rock mass; proppant flow and transport in Geo-reservoirs; induced seismicity and CO2 sequestration.

Dr. Tomac is actively involved in geotechnical engineering practice in Europe and USA. Through her 15 years consultancy experience, she gained expertise in deep excavation design in urban areas, the design of retaining walls, soil nailing, soil improvement techniques, landslide remediation and shallow and deep foundation engineering in soils and rocks.