John Harrison

Professor

Associate Chair - Lassonde Mineral Undergraduate Studies

W.M. Keck Chair in Engineering Mechanics

Background

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Harrison for Web 2015

Background

Professor Harrison joined the Department of Civil Engineering and the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program in October 2010 from Imperial College, UK, as the Keck Chair of Engineering Rock Mechanics. His main research interests are in the unpredictability of the properties of fractured rock masses, particularly with regard to rock engineering design. He is currently the convenor of a pan-European group of experts that is investigating the future development of rock engineering design within the European geotechnical engineering design code Eurocode 7. A UK Chartered Civil Engineer, Professor Harrison has published many scientific papers, books and book chapters, and regularly acts as a consultant to the civil, mining and petroleum engineering sectors.

Research Interests

Mining & Geomechanics

Rock Mechanics

Mining Engineering

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
MIN320HWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN429HFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

Team

Anmol Bedi

  • Research student at Imperial College London, UK
  • Thesis title: A proposed framework for characterising uncertainty and variability in rock mechanics and rock engineering
  • Successfully defended on 18 July 2013

Nezam Bozorgzadeh

Ph.D in Epistemic uncertainty and rock engineering limit state design

Commenced September 2012

Contact

John Harrison
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Room: GB314C

Tel: 416-978-1634

john.harrison@utoronto.ca