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)
June 2021 - our paper on the seismicity of the Eastern Denali Fault has been featured by IRIS
April 2021 - Congratulations to Ryan McKay who won the Jack Henderson Award for best MSc thesis in 2020. This award is given by the Canadian Tectonic Group. Well done Ryan!
April 2021 - we are excited to announce the instalment of the Annual Graduate Student Research Award of the Calgary Geo-and Thermochronology Lab that is open to all graduate students at Canadian universities. We hope to see you soon in our labs.
We are teaching again two 1-day short courses on 1) Rates and Dates: Dating Methods and Applications, and 2) Quantifying Sediment Provenance and Basin Thermal Histories at the annual GAC-MAC Conference 3–7 November 2021. The courses will be virtual on November 6 and 7.
March 2021 - Ryan just published his MSc research project on the exhumation history of the eastern margin of the Northern Canadian Cordillera in Tectonics.
Feb 2021 - MSc student Minhee Choi just published her paper on the Seismicity of the Eastern Denali Fault in Geology.