Murray Grabinsky


Our research group's focus is liquefaction of strong ground, and in particular the liquefaction of mine tailings mixed with binder and called Cemented Paste Backfill (CPB). The very nature of the underground mining environment and the methods used to extract ore result in boundary conditions and imposed static and dynamic loads that are fundamentally different from the near-surface natural soil deposits which have been the focus of traditional liquefaction studies. This provides the impetus to go beyond the traditional areas of liquefaction research and explore exciting new areas including the effects of binder hydration, unsaturated water phases, frequency dependance under sustained high frequency loading, heterogeneous in situ conditions, and also how rheology modifiers influence post-liquefaction behaviour.

Education and Designations

MASc. (Toronto)
PhD. (Toronto)
P.Eng. (Ontario)


Research Interests

Mining & Geomechanics

Mining Engineering

Liquefaction + CPB

Sustainable Infrastructure




Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
Soil Properties and Behaviour

Winter 2024Tues12:0015:00LEC0101
CME321HFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.


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


Room MB 130C

Tel: 416-978-7130
Fax: 416-978-6813