Dr. Regina Katsman

Dr. Regina Katsman

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Marine Geosciences

Tel - Inside Univ: 8979

Room: 275


 MSc/PhD students and PostDocs with a solid mechanical background are needed

Research Interests

Natural gas migration in aquatic sediments,

Plate tectonics,

Localized volume reduction patterns in rocks (cracks, stylolites, compaction bands)


M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Building Sciences from the Technion, Israel, faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, two post-docs at National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Research in Construction and at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Environmental Sciences and Energy Research


Articles in Refereed Journalssince 2000

Katsman , R. andBecker, R. (2000), Model for moisture content evolution in porous building elements with hygro-thermal bridges and air voids. Journal of Thermal Envelope & Building Science. 24:10-32.

Katsman , R. and Baskaran, A. (2000), Canadian research may provide answers to dimensional stability questions. Roofing Siding Insulation. 78(1): 4-5.

Baskaran, A., Katsman, R., Sexton, M., and Lei, W. (2003), Investigation of thermally-induced loads in modified bituminous roofing membranes. Construction and Building Materials. 17: 153-164.

Katsman , R., Aharonov, E., and Scher, H. (2005), Numerical simulation of compaction bands in high-porosity sedimentary rock. Mechanics of Materials. 37(1): 143-20.

Katsman , R., Aharonov, E., and Scher, H. (2006a), A numerical study on localized volume reduction in elastic media: some insights on the mechanics of anticracks. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. 111(B3): B03204-13.

Katsman , R., and Aharonov, E. (2006), A study of compaction bands originating from cracks, notches and compacted defects. Journal of Structural Geology. 28(3): 508-11.

Katsman , R., Aharonov, E., and Scher, H. (2006b), Localized compaction in rocks: Eshelby’s inclusions and the spring network model. Geophysical Research Letters. 33(10): L10311-5.

Katsman , R., Aharonov, E., and Haimson, B. (2009), Compaction bands induced by borehole drilling. Acta Geotechnica. 4:151-162.

Aharonov, E. and Katsman, R. (2009), Numerical modeling of stylolite propagation. American Journal of Science. 309: 607–632.

R.Katsman (2010), Extensional veins induced by self-similar dissolution at stylolites: analytical modeling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 299: 33-41.

R.Katsman , and B.Haimson (2011), Modeling partially-emptied compaction bands induced by borehole drilling. Journal of Structural Geology. 33(4): 690–697.

R.Katsman (2013), Sediment undulations induced by free gas in muddy marine sediments: A modeling approach. Geophysical Research Letters. 40(13): 3379-3383.

R.Katsman, Ostrovsky, I., and Makovsky, Y. (2013), Methane bubble growth in fine-grained muddy aquatic sediment: insight from modeling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 377-378: 336-346.

Katsman, R (2015), Correlation of shape and size of methane bubbles in fine-grained muddy aquatic sediments with sediment fracture toughness. Journal of Structural Geology. 70: 56-64.

Ben-Avraham, Z. and Katsman, R (2015), The formation of graben morphology in the Dead Sea Fault, and its implications. Geophysical Research letters. 42: 6989–6996.

Bareket, M. M., Bookman, R., Katsman, R., de Stigter, H. and Herut, B. (2016) The role of transport processes of particulate mercury in modifying marine anthropogenic secondary sources, the case of Haifa bay, Israel. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 105: 286–291.


Numerical methods in continuum physics

Introduction to MATLAB

Introduction to flow in porous media

Multiphase flow in porous media