Mining + Geomechanics

Tar Sands

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
Robert M Smith Chair in Geotechnical Mine Design
  • Mining & Geomechanics

  • Mining Engineering

Acting Associate Chair, Mineral Engineering
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
  • 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 108
(416) 978-5942
kaiwen@ecf.utoronto.ca
paul youngYoung, PaulProfessor Emeritus
  • 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 2021Tuesday9:0012:00GB 221LEC0101
CEM1002H
Prof. Mark FoxFall 2021Monday10:0012:00GB 217LEC0101
CIV100HProf. Tamer El-Diraby, Edvard Bruun, Prof. Oya Mercan, Prof. Jeffrey Packer, Prof. Daman Panesar, Prof. Shoshanna Saxe, Michael SeicaFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV100TMichael SeicaWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV324HProf. Mason GhafghaziWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV521H
Prof. Kaiwen XiaScheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV523H
TBAScheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1250H
Prof. Douglas HootonNOT OFFERED 2021-2022LEC0101
CIV1319H

*Note: priority is given to CIV/MIN research-stream students and M.Eng. students who require this course to complete a technical emphasis
Prof. Susan AndrewsFall 2021Tuesday & Thursday10:00 (T) & 13:00 (R)12:00 (T) & 16:00 (R)GB 117 (M) & LM6 (R) LEC0101
CIV1420H
Prof. Murray GrabinskyWinter 2022Monday12:0015:00SF 1009LEC0101
CIV1422H
Prof. Kaiwen XiaSummer 2021
Monday, May 31 to Friday, June 11

Add Deadline: Tuesday June 1st
Drop
Monday to Friday (every weekday)9:0012:00Virtual, synchronous
CIV1429H
Prof. Giovanni GrasselliFall 2021 Tuesday18:0021:00GB 117LEC0101
CIV1430H
John HarrisonFall 2021Monday, Tuesday, Fridays9:00 PRA(M), 16:00 LEC(T), 9:00 LEC(F), 10:00 TUT(F)12:00 PRA(M), 18:00 LEC(T), 10:00 LEC(F), 11:00 TUT(F)BA 2145 (M)
MY 315 (T,F,F)

LEC0101
TUT0101
PRA0101
CIV1498H
Prof. Mason GhafghaziFall 2021Friday12:0015:00GB 217LEC0101
CIV1498HS
Prof. Sebastian GoodfellowWinter 2022Wednesday & Thursday
12:00 LEC (W), 13:00 TUT (R)
15:00 LEC (W), 14:00 TUT (R)
MB 500LEC0101
CIV1498HS1
Prof. John HadjigeorgiouWinter 2022Monday9:0011:00MB 500LEC0101
CIV1499HS1
John HarrisonWinter 2022Thursday10:0012:00MB500LEC0101
CIV1499H
NOT OFFERED 2021-2022
CIV1499H
NOT OFFERED 2021-2022
CIV1499H
Changed to CME5000707
CIV1499H
Prof. Mason GhafghaziFall 2021Thursday14:0017:00GB 117LEC0101
CIV1499HS2
Prof. Kamran EsmaeiliWinter 2022Friday13:00
16:00MB 500LEC0101
CIV1499H
David StaseffWinter 2022Tuesday17:0020:00MB 500LEC0201
CIV1499H
Prof. Mason GhafghaziNOT OFFERED 2021-2022LEC0301
CME185HProf. Karl PetersonWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME210HProf. Shamim SheikhFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME261HProf. Marianne HatzopoulouFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME262HProf. Oh-Sung KwonWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME263HProf. Amer ShalabyWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME270HProf. Ron HofmannFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME321HProf. Murray GrabinskyFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME358HVariousFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME368HProf. Daniel PosenFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME499H/YFall 2020, Winter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME500HProf. Lesley Warren-Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME525H1Fall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN225HProf. John HadjigeorgiouFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN250HTBAWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN301HTBAWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN320HProf. John HarrisonWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN329HProf. John HarrisonFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN330HIan Horne and Michel JulienWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN351HTBAWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN400HRoger MossFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN450HIndi GopinathanFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN466HDave EdenFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN467HDave EdenWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN470HTBCWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MI565H1TBCFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN511HProf. Murray GrabinskyFall 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

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