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)
Sept 2021 - congratulations to Emily Johns-Buss (graduate student at Memorial University) who won the 2021 Graduate Student Research Award of the Calgary Geo- and Thermochronology Lab. The award will help Emily to investigate the the timing and rates of the Appalachian basement in Eastern Newfoundland.
Sept 2021 - congratulations to Joel Padgett who received Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES)
Aug 2021 - we just published our paper on the tectonic evolution of the southern Caribbean plate corner. This work was conducted by former student Jenny Arkle - Arkle et al, 2021 Tectonics
June 2021 - congratulations to Kade Damant who received a graduate fellowship from Geoscience BC.
June 2021 - our paper on the seismicity of the Eastern Denali Fault has been featured by IRIS
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.