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)
Sep 2020 - come join us at the GeoConvention conference, everything will be virtual. We are hosting a session on "Lithospheric deformation: from terrane accretion to continent collision" on Sep 22, 1:30–4:30 PM
We are hosting two 1-day short courses on Geo-and Thermochronology after the GeoConvention conference. Sept 24-25, all online, If you are interested please register soon.
Aug 2020 - congratulations to Kelley Fraser for successfully defending her MSc thesis: "Quantifying faulting along the central Rocky Mountain Trench".
July 2020 - congratulations to Ryan McKay successfully defending his MSc thesis "Cenozoic exhumation history of the northern Richardson Mountains: Results from apatite and zircon (U-Th-Sm)/He analysis"
May 2020 - we just published our lab protocol for laser-ablation apatite U-Th/He dating in Chemical Geology