Reopening – New Samples

With the reopening of the laboratory avid the start of Phase II of reopening in Ontario, the Geomechanics group has teamed up with PETRONAS Canada, the industry partner, to start a new project. This project aims at understanding the geomechanical natural of the underground rock at depths ranging approximately from 920 m to 1060 m […]

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Collaboration with OBNS

We are excited to be collaborating with the Old Books New Science (OBNS) Lab led by Prof. Alexandra Gillespie from the University of Toronto. Our innovative partnership aims to use micro-CT technology to non-destructively scan medieval books. The aim is to unveil internal structures within these books (e.g. sewing, substrate attachment, repair work) to infer the origin […]

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ReDevelop Challenge (2019 – 2020)

Congratulations to the Fugitive Gas team for winning this year’s Challenge! The 3rd ReDevelop Challenge (2019 – 2020) was held virtually over a Zoom webinar. The change in format comes amid the social distancing enforced due to the COVID-19 situation. The format this year consisted of 4 teams comprising of 4 post-graduate students, each from […]

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COVID Update – Lab Closure

Unfortunately, due to the current situation of COVID-19, our research facility has been temporarily shut down until further notice. This shutdown comes in accordance with the guidance from government officials at the University which requires all non-COVID related lab-based research operations be shut down no later than 5 pm on Friday March 20, 2020. Work, […]

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2020 – NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Student Symposium

On January 29, 2020 Grasselli’s Geomechanics Group organized the 2020 NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Student Symposium held at the University of Toronto. The event was held at the renovated laboratory/office facility in Galbraith Building which is home to the Civil and Mineral Engineering Department. Representatives from Energi Simulation, Geomechanica, as well as Shawcor, attended the proceedings […]

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CNC Milling Machine

The new CNC Milling machine at work engraving plexiglass. This plexiglass will be used to decorate the entrance to the new Geomechanics Hub showcasing all the sponsors and collaborators that help make the research here possible.

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2019 – SPE ATCE

Calgary hosted the 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). This is the first time that the exhibition has been held in Canada and with its thriving oil & gas Industry was the perfect place. The ATCE is considered one of, if not, the largest gathering of exploration & production […]

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Lab space acquisition

Laboratory Space Acquisition

The Geomechanics group has finally grown and has acquired more laboratory space on the third floor of the Galbraith Building. This new space will be used as an interactive student and staff space and for new research equipment. With the acquisition of the new laboratory space, the Geomechanics group has begun its first steps in creating “The […]

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2018 – ARMA

Aly Presenting Henry Presenting Qi Presenting Geomechanics Group and members of Geomechanica Seattle, Washington was the host of the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA 2018). The geomechanics group was fortunate to take part in such a highly regarded symposium in the geomechanics world. The group had the opportunity to present 4 oral presentations. In doing so, the group had a chance to discuss their […]

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2018 – GeoConvention

Henry Presenting at GeoConvention Earl presenting at GeoConvention Held at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, GeoConvention is an anticipated annual exhibition that brings together students, delegates, and attendees from around the world. The convention presents a great opportunity to network with fellow members of the industry and academia. The Geomechanics group had three papers accepted and published at the convention. […]

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