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

  • Mining 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
Joanna Flatt; Michelle GermanFall 2020Tuesday18:0021:00Online deliveryLEC 9101 SYNC
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 XiaFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV523H
TBAWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1250H
Prof. Douglas HootonWinter 2021Wednesday14:0017:00GB 217 (LEC 0101 INPER)LEC 9101 SYNC
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 2020Tuesday & Thursday10:00 (T) & 12:00 (R)12:00 (T) & 16:00 (R)Online delivery (R)LEC 9101 SYNC
CIV1420H
Prof. Murray GrabinskyWinter 2021Monday12:0015:00MB 500 (LEC 0101 INPER)LEC 9101 SYNC
CIV1422H
Prof. Kaiwen XiaNot offered 2020-2021
CIV1429H
Prof. Giovanni GrasselliFall 2020Tuesday13:0016:00Online deliveryLEC 9101 SYNC
CIV1498H
xNot offered 2020-2021
CIV1498H
Prof. Mason GhafghaziFall 2020Friday12001500Online deliveryLEC 9101 SYNC
CIV1498H
John HarrisonWinter 2021Wednesday10:0012:00MB 500 (LEC 0201 INPER)LEC 9201 SYNC
CIV1499H
Not offered 2020-2021
CIV1499H
Not offered 2020-2021
CIV1499H
Changed to CME5000707
CIV1499H
John HarrisonFall 2020Monday, Wednesday & Friday15:00 (M), 9:00 (W), 9:00 (F) & 10:00 (F)18:00 (M), 11:00 (W), 10:00 (F) & 11:00 (F)Online delivery


LEC 9101 SYNC,
PRA 9101 SYNC,
TUT 9101 SYNC
CIV1499H
Prof. Mason GhafghaziFall 2020Thursday14:0017:00Online deliveryLEC 9102 SYNC
CIV1499H
Prof. Kamran EsmaeiliWinter 2021Friday10:0013:00MB 500 (LEC 0101 INPER)LEC 9101 SYNC
CIV1499H
David StaseffWinter 2021Tuesday17:0020:00GB 117 (LEC 0401 INPER)LEC 9401 SYNC
CIV1499H
Prof. John HadjigeorgiouWinter 2021Monday9:0011:00MB 500 (LEC 0301 INPER)LEC 9301 SYNC
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.