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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.

 

Facilities & Institutes

Professors

  Name Job Title & Duties Contact Details
Esmaeili for Web Esmaeili, Kamran Assistant Professor

  • Mining & Geomechanics
Office: MB 129
(416) 978-2383
kamran.esmaeili@utoronto.ca
Mason Portrait Ghafghazi, Mason Assistant Professor

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mining & Geomechanics
Office: GB 319L
(416) 978-5972
mason.ghafghazi@utoronto.ca
Murray Grabinsky Grabinsky, Murray Associate Professor

  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Mining Engineering
  • Liquefaction + CPB
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
Office: GB 314B
(416) 978-7130
murray.grabinsky@utoronto.ca
Giovanni for Web 2015 Grasselli, Giovanni Professor

  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Fracture
  • Numerical Modelling
Office: GB 327
(416) 978-0125
giovanni.grasselli@utoronto.ca
Hadjigeorgiou for Web 2015 Hadjigeorgiou, John Professor

  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Mining Engineering
Office: MB 121
(416) 946-4032
john.hadjigeorgiou@utoronto.ca
Harrison for Web 2015 Harrison, John Professor

  • Associate Chair, Undergrad (Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program)
  • Keck Chair in Engineering Rock Mechanics
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mining Engineering
Office of the Chair
Office: GB 314C
(416) 978-1634
john.harrison@utoronto.ca
Mohanty for Web 2015 Mohanty, Bibhu Professor Emeritus

  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Dynamic Fracture
  • Rock Fracture
Office: MB 229
(416) 978-4576
bibhu.mohanty@utoronto.ca
Dr. Lesley Warren is the latest professor to join the Faculty as the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering within the Department of Civil Engineering. Warren, Lesley Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering
Professor

  • Sustainable Mining
  • Mining & Geomechanics
Office: GB 430
lesley.warren@utoronto.ca
Pic Xia, Kaiwen Associate Professor

  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Dynamic Fracture
  • Rock Fracture
Office: GB 314A
(416) 978-5942
kaiwen@ecf.utoronto.ca
paul young Young, Paul Professor

  • 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 Code Title & Description Instructor Session Day(s) Start Time End Location(s)
CIV1001H

By approval of project supervisor and department
CIV1002Y

By approval of project supervisor and department
CIV100H Prof. Tamer El-Diraby, Edvard Bruun, Prof. Oya Mercan, Prof. Jeffrey Packer, Prof. Daman Panesar, Prof. Shoshanna Saxe, Kyle Tousignant, Prof. Kaiwen Xia Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV100T Michael Seica Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1250H

Not offered in '17-'18
CIV1319H

Prof. Susan Andrews Fall 2017 Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 (W) & 13:00 (Th) 12:00 (W) & 16:00 (Th) GB 117 (W) & LM6 (Th)
CIV1404H

Prof. John Harrison Not offered in '17-'18
CIV1419H

Temporarily suspended
CIV1420H

Prof. Murray Grabinsky Winter 2018 Tuesday 14:00 17:00 GB 217
CIV1422H

Prof. Kaiwen Xia Summer 2018
CIV1429H

Prof. Giovanni Grasselli Fall 2017 Thursday 9:00 12:00 GB 117
CIV1446H

Temporarily suspended
CIV1498H

Prof. John Hadjigeorgiou Winter 2018 Thursday 9:00 11:00 TBC
CIV1498H

Prof. Mason Ghafghazi Fall 2017 Friday 12:00 15:00 GB 117
CIV1499H

TBA Winter 2018
CIV1499H LEC0101

Prof. Kamran Esmaeili Winter 2018 Monday 15:00 18:00 LMB 500
CIV1499H LEC0201

Prof. Mason Ghafghazi Winter 2018 Wednesday 18:00 20:00 GB 117
CIV1499H LEC0707

Prof. Lesley Warren Winter 2018 Monday & Thursday 14:00 (M) & 10:00 (Th) 16:00 (M) & 11:00 (Th) WB 130
CIV1499H LEC0707 (TUT)

Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage - Tutorial Winter 2018 Thursday 11:00 12:00 WB 130
CIV324H Prof. Mason Ghafghazi Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV521H

Prof. Kaiwen Xia Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV523H

P. Dittrich and G. Skinner Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME185H TBD Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME210H Prof. Shamim Sheikh Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME261H Prof. Marianne Hatzopoulou Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME263H Prof. Amer Shalaby Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME270H Prof. Ron Hofmann Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME321H Prof. Murray Grabinsky Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME358H Various Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME362H Prof. Oh-Sung Kwon Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME368H Prof. Daniel Posen Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN225H Prof. John Hadjigeorgiou, Mansoor Barati & Roger Moss Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN250H Prof. Kamran Esmaieli Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN301H TBA Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN320H Prof. John Harrison Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN351H James Gardner Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN400H Roger Moss Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN429H Prof. John Harrison Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN430H Ian Horne and Michel Julien Winter 2018
MIN450H Indi Gopinathan Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN466H Prof. Kamran Esmaieli & Dave Eden Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN467H Dave Eden Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN470H A. Wilson Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN511H

Prof. Murray Grabinsky Fall 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN540H

Not offered in '17-'18 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN565H

Prof. John Hadjigeorgiou Winter 2018 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.