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 (Alberta and BC), and along the eastern margin of North America.
Since 12/2021 Adjunct Professor, Dept. Earth Science, Memorial University
Jan 2024 - The call is now open for the Annual Graduate Student Reserach Award of the Geo-and Thermochronology group. Deadline is 15 March, 2024 more here.
Dec 2023 - we just published our new findings on the relationship between zircon (U-Th)/He and Raman thermal sensitivities and dates in Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology.
Sept 2023 - our paper on horizontal stress analysis lead by Tobias Stefan was published in Scientific Reports of Nature.
Sep 2023 - our group had a great time at the Thermo2023 Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy.
July 2023 - welcome to visitor Xin Qiao who is conducting (U-Th)/He analysis in our lab as part of her PhD project on Vancouver Island. Xin is the recipient of the 2023 Graduate Reserach Award of our group.
July 2023 - welcome to Shay Ridl who is visiting our lab to conduct apatite fission track analysis on his samples from Italy. Shay is a PhD student working with Emily Finzel at the University of Iowa.
May 2023 - Birk just published his paper on the FC1 reference material we analyzed in our lab.