Mining + Geomechanics

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Still locked within the Earth’s crust are the keys to addressing some of society’s most pressing issues: sustainable growth in the face of diminishing nonrenewable natural resources, climate change, alternate energy sources, minimizing waste generation and mitigating waste impacts, stewardship and preservation of agricultural land, and even looking at exploration of other planets. Faculty members in the Mining + Geomechanics research group also collaborate with colleagues in physics, geology, and engineering through the multidisciplinary Lassonde Institute of Mining.

Research Areas

Facilities & Institutes

Professors

 NameJob Title & DutiesContact Details
Esmaeili for WebEsmaeili, KamranAssociate Professor
  • Mining & Geomechanics
Office: MB 130B
(416) 978-2383
kamran.esmaeili@utoronto.ca
Ghafghazi, MasonAssistant Professor
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mining & Geomechanics
Office: GB 319L
(416) 978-5972
mason.ghafghazi@utoronto.ca
Murray GrabinskyGrabinsky, MurrayAssociate Professor
Robert M Smith Chair in Geotechnical Mine Design
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Mining Engineering
  • Liquefaction + CPB
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
Office: GB 130C
(416) 978-7130
murray.grabinsky@utoronto.ca
Giovanni for Web 2015Grasselli, GiovanniProfessor
NSERC-Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Fracture
  • Numerical Modelling
Office: GB 327
(416) 978-0125
giovanni.grasselli@utoronto.ca
Hadjigeorgiou for Web 2015Hadjigeorgiou, JohnProfessor
Pierre Lassonde Chair in Mining Engineering
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Mining Engineering
Office: MB 119A
(416) 946-4032
john.hadjigeorgiou@utoronto.ca
Harrison for Web 2015Harrison, JohnProfessor
W.M. Keck Chair in Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Chair, Undergrad (Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program)
  • Keck Chair in Engineering Rock Mechanics
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mining Engineering
Office of the Chair
Office: MB 120A
(416) 978-1634
john.harrison@utoronto.ca
Mohanty for Web 2015Mohanty, BibhuProfessor Emeritus
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Dynamic Fracture
  • Rock Fracture
Office: MB 229
(416) 978-4576
bibhu.mohanty@utoronto.ca
Warren, LesleyClaudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering
Professor
Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining
  • Sustainable Mining
  • Mining & Geomechanics
Office: GB 430
lesley.warren@utoronto.ca
PicXia, KaiwenAssociate Professor
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Dynamic Fracture
  • Rock Fracture
Office: MB 130D
(416) 978-5942
kaiwen@ecf.utoronto.ca
paul youngYoung, PaulProfessor
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Fracture
  • Numerical Modelling
Office: MB 129
(416) 978-5252
paul.young@utoronto.ca

Studies in Mining + Geomechanics

Students may take courses in mining and geomechanics and its many related research areas as part of several different academic programs here in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionInstructorSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndLocation(s)Section
CEM1001H
Prof. Shoshanna SaxeFall 2018Thursday12:0015:00SF 1009
CIV100HProf. Tamer El-Diraby, Edvard Bruun, Prof. Oya Mercan, Prof. Jeffrey Packer, Prof. Daman Panesar, Prof. Shoshanna Saxe, Michael SeicaFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV100TMichael SeicaWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV324HProf. Mason GhafghaziWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV521H
Prof. Kaiwen XiaFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV523H
TBAWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1001H
By approval of project supervisor and department
CIV1002Y
By approval of project supervisor and department
CIV1250H
Prof. Douglas HootonWinter 2019Thursday15:0017:00GB 217
CIV1319H
Shelir Ebrahimi & Chengjin WangFall 2018Tuesday & Thursday10:00 (T) & 13:00 (Th)12:00 (T) & 16:00 (Th)GB 217(T) & LM6 (Th)
CIV1404H
Not offered in '18-'19
CIV1419H
Temporarily suspended
CIV1420H
Prof. Murray GrabinskyWinter 2019Tuesday10:0012:00SF 1009101
CIV1422H
Prof. Kaiwen XiaSummer 2019
CIV1429H
Prof. Giovanni GrasselliFall 2018Thursday9:0012:00MY 420101
CIV1446H
Temporarily suspended
CIV1498H LEC0101
Prof. Mason GhafghaziNot offered in '18-'19
CIV1499H
Not offered in '18-'19
CIV1499H LEC0909
Prof. Mason GhafghaziWinter 2019Tuesday14:0017:00GB 117909
CIV1499H LEC0201
John HarrisonFall 2018Monday & Tuesday & Thursday10:00 (M) & 9:00 (Tu) & 10:00 (Tu Tutorial) & 12:00 (Th Practical)
12:00 (M) & 10:00 (T) & 11:00 (Tu Tutorial) & 15:00 (Th Practical)
MY 440 (M) & BA 3116 (Tu) & BA 3116 (Tu Tutorial) & GB 308 (Th Practical)
CIV1499H LEC0101
John HarrisonWinter 2019Wednesday
10:00
12:000HA 409
CIV1499H LEC0201
David StaseffWinter 2019Tuesday17:0020:00GB 117
CME185HProf. Karl PetersonWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME210HFarhad HabibiFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME261HProf. Marianne HatzopoulouFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME263HProf. Amer ShalabyWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME270HProf. Ron HofmannFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME321HProf. Murray GrabinskyFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME358HVariousFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME362HProf. Oh-Sung KwonWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME368HProf. Daniel PosenFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME500HProf. Lesley WarrenWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN225HProf. John HadjigeorgiouFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN250HTBAWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN301HTBAWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN320HProf. John HarrisonWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN351HTBAWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN400HRoger MossFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN429HProf. John HarrisonFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN430HIan Horne and Michel JulienWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN450HIndi GopinathanFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN466HDave EdenFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN467HDave EdenWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN470HTBCWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN540HNot offered in '18-'19Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN511HProf. Murray GrabinskyFall 2018Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN565HTBAWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.