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.
Since 12/2021 Adjunct Professor, Dept. Earth Science, Memorial University
Oct 2022 - welcome to Dr. Birk Haertel, who just started his postdoctoral research position in our group.
Sep 2022 - our new study on "Why are the Appalachians high?" was just published in EPSL - our first application of the laser ablation (U-Th)/He method on apatite.
Aug 2022 - congratulations to Tais Fontes Pinto and Joel Padgett who both received the Alberta Graduate Excellence Fellowship.
Aug 2022 - congratulations to Joel Padgett who received the Mossop Graduate Scholarship in Geology.
July 2022 – I have been inducted as a Fellow of The Geological Society of America. Thank you for this great honor to my colleagues who nominated and elected me.
June 2022 – We published a paper on the evolution of the Eastern Himalayan Syntaxis - work done long time ago in Myanmar. check out Min et al., 2022 GRL
Jun 2022 - Congratulations to Kade Damant who successfully defended his MSc thesis. Well done Kade!