Geomechanics and Mining IconMining + 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.

 

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 Location(s) Day(s) Start Time End
MIN565H1 Prof. John Hadjigeorgiou Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN540H1 not offered Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN511H1 Prof. Murray Grabinsky Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN470H1 TBA Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN467H1 Dave Eden Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN466H1 Prof. Kamran Esmaieli & Dave Eden Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN450H1 Indi Gopinathan Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN430H1 Not offered Not offered in 2015-2016.
MIN429H1 Prof. John Harrison Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN400H1 Roger Moss Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN351H1 James Gardner Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN320H1 Greg Gambino Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN301H1 TBA Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN250H1 Prof. Kamran Esmaieli Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
MIN225H1 Prof. John Hadjigeorgiou, Mansoor Barati & Roger Moss Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME368H1 Nadine Ibrahim Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME362H1 Vijay Sinnathura Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME358H1 Various Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME321H1 Prof. Murray Grabinsky Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME270H1 Prof. Ron Hofmann Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME263H1 TBA Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME261H1 Prof. Marianne Hatzopoulou Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME210H1 Prof. Shamim Sheikh Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME185H1 Prof. Karl Peterson Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1499H-a LEC0101 Prof. Kamran Esmaeili Winter 2017 LMB500 Mondays 15:00 18:00
CIV1499H Prof. Paul Young Fall 2016 SF1009 Wednesdays 13:00 17:00
CIV1499-c LEC0707 Fundamentals of Acid Rock
Drainage
Prof. Lesley Warren Winter 2017 WW121 (Mondays), OI2286 (Thursdays) Mondays and Thursdays 14:00-16:00 (Mondays)
10:00-11:00 (Thursdays)
CIV1499-b LEC0201 Applications of Geology in
Geotechnical Engineering Seminar
Prof. Mason Ghafghazi Winter 2017 SF1101 Wednesdays 18:00 20:00
CIV1498H Prof. John Hadjigeorgiou Winter 2017 MB232 Thursdays 9:00 11:00
CIV1498H Prof. Mason Ghafghazi Fall 2016 GB117 Fridays 12:00 15:00
CIV1446H Not offered
CIV1429H Prof. Giovanni Grasselli Fall 2016 GB117 Thursdays 9:00 12:00
CIV1422H Prof. Kaiwen Xia Summer 2017 GB119 May 1-16th
Mon-Fri
1300-1600
CIV1420H Prof. Murray Grabinsky Winter 2017 GB217 Tuesdays 14:00 17:00
CIV1419H Not offered
CIV1404H Prof. John Harrison Fall 2016 GB117 Mondays 14:00 16:00
CIV1319H Prof. Susan Andrews Fall 2016 GB217 Tuesdays and Thursdays* 13:00 15:00
CIV1250H Prof. Douglas Hooton Winter 2017 GB217 Thursdays 15:00 17:00
CIV1002Y Various Fall 2016, Winter 2017 TBA TBA TBA TBA
CIV1001H Various Fall 2016, Winter 2017 TBA TBA TBA TBA
CIV523H1 P. Dittrich and G. Skinner Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV521H1 Prof. Kaiwen Xia not offered Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV440H1 Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV324H1 Prof. Mason Ghafghazi Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV100H1 Various Fall 2016 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.