2022 ARMA Award

2022 Student Level ARMA Service Award

The 2022 Student Level ARMA Service Award, handed out by the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), has been awarded to Aly Abdelaziz. This award is given for outstanding and selfless service demonstrated by a student within the ARMA Student Chapter program.  Aly led efforts to establish and is currently serving as the president of the […]

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2022 NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Showcase

On June 7-8 2022, Professor Giovanni Grasselli, the NSERC/Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics, hosted the annual Energi Simulation IRC Student Showcase at the University of Toronto. This is the first time the event was held in-person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and it was attended by industry, the […]

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CSUR Workshop

CSUR Workshop Presenters CSUR Workshop Presenters On May 24 2022, the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR), with joint collaboration between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the University of Toronto, held a virtual workshop to discuss considerations for the geological storage of carbon dioxide, hydrogen and compressed air. As the world […]

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Petronas Showcase


With the beautiful backdrop of a snowy day from the PETRONAS Canada offices in Calgary, Alberta, the NSERC/Energi Simulation Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics was invited to PETRONAS Canada. The invitation comes as a mini workshop at PETRONAS Canada to expand their geomechanics horizon and highlight the outcome of the collaborative work being carried. The mini […]

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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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