Ferri Hassani

 

Professor

Webster Chair Professor in Mining Engineering

Dr. Ferri Hassani has been at McGill University since 1983 and has spent many years in a leadership role. He is the current holder of the Webster Chair Professor in Mining Engineering. His research focuses on rock mechanics, mine and energy as well as mine backfill. Dr. Hassani maintains strong interdisciplinary research and has supervised over 170 PhD and M. Eng. students and research scientists. He has contributed to over 150 scientific articles, books and reports. He was the chair of many international conferences such as Mine Backfill in 1989 and 2007, the World Mining Congress 2013, as well as the International Society of Rock Mechanics Congress in 2015.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy

The Mining Geomechanics group strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities.

Education

Ph.D. (1981) Nottingham University, UK

B.Sc. (1975) Nottingham University, UK

Contact

Tel: 514 398 8060 (office)
Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 109
ferri.hassani [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses

MIME 320 Extraction of Energy Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 323 Rock and Soil Mass Character 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 484 Mining Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 520 Stability of Rock Slopes 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 620 Rock Mechanics 1 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 621 Rock Mechanics 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 670D1 Research Seminar 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 670D2 Research Seminar 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 672D1 Rock Mechanics Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIME 672D2 Rock Mechanics Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Awards

  • The DiPierro Innovation Fellowship award 2019 ($50000)- by Engin, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University
  • The William and Rhea Seath Awards in Engineering Innovation 2018 ($28000), by Engin, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University
  • CIM Distinguished Service Medal 2017 for the meritorious service to the mining industry
  • Boleslaw Krupinski gold medal, International Organizing Committee World Mining, 2013
  • Honorary Ambassador of Montreal, for applicant’s contribution to the economy of city of Montreal, 2012
  • The award of the Fellow of Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum in recognition of contributions made to the Canadian Mining industry, 2008
  • Rock Mechanics Award given by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum for recognition of contribution made to Canadian Rock Mechanics, 1992

Publications

Scopus profile

GoogleScholar profile

Patents

  • F. Hassani, M. Hefni, D. Vatne, Methods and Systems for Foam Mine Fill, US Patent pending, No 15/307,030, PCT/CA2015/000272. Australia Patent issued no. 2015252777
  • F. Hassani, H. Rafezi, Development of predictive technique for drill bits, automated bit conditioning monitoring system and method (with AI), Appl No. 30538824 2-Dec-2018
  • F. Hassani, S. A. Ghoreishi-Madiseh, M. Momayez, Method of extracting energy from a cavity created by mining operations, PCT/CA2013/000165
  • J. Ouellette, P. Radziszewski, V. Rouhavan, H. Satish and F. Hassani, Electromagnetic energy assisted drilling system and method, Appl. No. 12/375,317 Filed PCT No. Pub. No. US2009/o321132A1
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