RockMech Research Group

Dr. Steve McKinnon — Professor Emeritus — Queen’s University

This site was originally created to share information related to projects related to the RockMech research group, Department of Mining Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Since Dr. McKinnon has now left Queen’s University to pursue work as an independent consultant to the mining industry, full-time research work has ceased, but continues on a limited basis in collaboration with other researchers. Links to current and previous research projects can be found below. The site also contains various links and information that it is hoped visitors will find useful. 

Quick links:

    • Researchers: A list of RockMech members and their research areas.
    • Research Projects: More detailed information on current and past research areas.
    • Utility:  A collection of articles (mainly for graduate students) and links to sites of interest to rock mechanics practitioners.
    • Mine Design Wiki: A student/professional wiki on a large range of mining topics, created and maintained by Dr. McKinnon. 

This site is maintained by Dr. Steve McKinnon. A bio, contact information etc. can be found here.