Hani Mitri

Hani Mitri
Contact Information

Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 121

Email address: 
hani.mitri [at] mcgill.ca
Department of Mining and Materials Engineering

Technical and scientific contributions as an educator, researcher, and consultant in the mineral resource engineering discipline in the areas of underground mining, rock engineering, ground control, mine design, and ore transportation. Significant management and leadership experience gained through numerous university administrative positions, and engagement in professional society activities. More than 30 years of teaching and research experience; founder of McGill Mine Design Laboratory since 1988; more than 200 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings; supervised to completion more than 60 Master's and PhD students. Co-Editor of International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, and editorial board member of several other journals. Licensed professional engineer in the province of Quebec, Canada since 1987.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy

The Mine Design Laboratory strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities.

Mining Engineering

PhD McMaster University
MEng McMaster University
BASc Cairo University

Areas of expertise: 

Rock Engineering, Numerical Modelling, Mine Design


Undergraduate Courses

MIME 200: Intro to the Minerals Industry (3 Credits)
MIME 290: Industrial Work Period 1 (2 Credits)
MIME 291: Industrial Work Period 2 (2 Credits)
MIME 392: Industrial Work Period 3 (2 Credits)
MIME 426: Mine Design & Prefeasib Study (6 Credits)
MIME 484: Mining Project (3 Credits)
MIME 494: Industrial Work Period 4 (2 Credits)

Graduate Courses

MIME 520: Stability of Rock Slopes (3 Credits)
MIME 620: Rock Mechanics 1 (4 Credits)
MIME 621: Rock Mechanics 2 (4 Credits)
MIME 635: Finite Elem Meth-Rock Mechs (4 Credits)

Research areas: 
Rock Mechanics
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

2019: CIM Rock Mechanics Medal - Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

2015: John A Franklin Rock Mechanics Award - Canadian Geotechnical Society

2014: CIM Fellowship - Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleu

Selected publications: 
Areas of interest: 

Rock breakage without explosives
Rockburst control with destress blasting

Mining-induced seismicity

Dynamic rock supports
Underground mine prefeasibility studies
Open pit stability

Longhole mining

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