Eva Enkelmann, PhD
Department of Geoscience University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W,
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
My research focus is on the evolution of mountain belts over a range of length scale from hundreds to tens of kilometers. I am especially interested in understanding the evolution of landscapes that result from the interaction of tectonic forces and surface processes.
The main methods I am using are low-temperature dating techniques such as fission-track analysis and U-Th/He dating applied to bedrock and sediments to quantify the thermal history of Earth's upper crust. These data are combined with other geo- and thermochronology data, structural measurements, geomorphology, sedimentology, geophysical data, and numerical modeling. I have been working in research projects located in India, central China, Myanmar, Argentina, western US, Alaska and the Canadian Cordillera. Currently I have active research projects in the Northern Canadian Cordillera (NWT and Yukon) and in the Southern Canadian Cordillera.
July 2020 – Associate Professor, University of Calgary (tenured)
Oct 2020 - Scott just published his research on the East African Rift in EPSL. Congratulations Scott!
Oct 2020 - Sedy just published her first paper from the Central Iranian Shear zone in the Journal of Geodynamics. Congratulations.
Sep 2020 - we hosted successfully two 1-day short courses on Geo-and Thermochrononology Dating methods and using those methods specifically to study sedimentary basins. We had a great group of mostly graduate students, and professionals from government agencies and universityprofessors. We are planning to host these two courses online again next year at the GAC-MAC 2021
Aug 2020 - congratulations to Kelley Fraser for successfully defending her MSc thesis: "Quantifying faulting along the central Rocky Mountain Trench".
July 2020 - congratulations to Ryan McKay successfully defending his MSc thesis "Cenozoic exhumation history of the northern Richardson Mountains: Results from apatite and zircon (U-Th-Sm)/He analysis"