Earl Magsipoc

PhD Student

Biography

Earl joined the group in 2017 after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a BASc in Civil Engineering. He completed his MASc with the group in 2019 and is currently working on his PhD. Earl’s research is focused on alternative interpretations of the surface roughness of rock. He is currently investigating the link between surface roughness and the fracture mechanisms as the surface is created.

September 2021
September 2021

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/Paul & Suzanne Price Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology
September 2020
September 2020

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/Margery Sheridan Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology
November 2020
November 2020

Conference Paper

Published a Conference Paper at ARMA | DGS | SEG  International Geomechanics Symposium, 3–5 November 2020, titled "Analysis of the Fracture Morphologies from a Laboratory Hydraulic Fracture Experiment on Montney Shale"

November 2019
November 2019

Graduation

MASc Graduation
September 2019
September 2019

Award

Queen Elizabeth II/Margery Sheridan Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology
May 2019
May 2019

Enrolled

Enrolled as PhD Student (Dual enrolment)
September 2017
September 2017

Joined

Joined as a MASc Candidate.

Publications

Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2021). Mapping Fracture Complexity of Fractured Shale in Laboratory: Three-dimensional Reconstruction From Serial-section Images. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.
Magsipoc, E., Li, M., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Analysis of the Fracture Morphologies from a Laboratory Hydraulic Fracture Experiment on Montney Shale. 6.
Magsipoc, E., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Describing the Fracture Process Using Surface Roughness Parameters. 9.
Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Guo, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Mapping Fracture Complexity in Hydraulically Fractured Montney Shale by Serial Section Reconstruction. 9.
Magsipoc, E., Zhao, Q., & Grasselli, G. (2019). 2D and 3D Roughness Characterization. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-019-01977-4
Magsipoc, E. (2019). Decoding Fracture Roughness. Energi Simulation Visit, University of Toronto.
Magsipoc, E. (2019). Quantifying the Fracture Process using Surface Roughness Parameters [MASc Thesis, University of Toronto].
Magsipoc, E., Yang, Z., Hui, G., Lim, M., & Becerra, D. (2018). Managing Orphan Wells in Alberta, Canada. University of Calgary CREATE ReDeveLoP Annual Innovation Program, April 30 - May 4, 2018, Calgary, Alberta.
Magsipoc, E., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Simulation of rock fragmentation by TBM disc cutter using the hybrid finite-discrete element method. Geoconvention, Calgary.