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)
May 2020 - we just published our lab protocol for laser-ablation apatite U-Th/He dating in Chemical Geology
March 2020 - a new paper on the Tajik Basin was just published in Tectonics
March 2020 - our research group is working from home now. We keep physical distance, but meet every morning online.
Feb 2020 - congratulations to Kade Damant who was awarded a graduate study award
Jan 2020 - the Geo-and Thermochronology group had a great time at the annual cèilidh dancing event, with Scott Jess as a great master of the ceremonies.
Dec 2019 - we just published the chapter on Fission Track Dating Method for the Encyclopedia of Geology 2nd Edition, Elsevier