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Eva Enkelmann

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Research partners

Looking for research partners interested in:

- the evolution of the Canadian Cordillera 

- method development for (U-Th)/He, fission track and U-Pb dating, multi-method dating of individual grains

Study participants

I look for students that are passionate about tectonics and geo-and thermochornological analyses. We have cutting edge lab facilities that allow a wide range of analyses and method developments. 


Educational Background

PhD Geology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, 2005

M.Sc. Geology and Paleontology, University of Freiberg, 2001



Areas of Research

Geo- and Thermochronology Methods, Tectonics and Landscape Evolution

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. I am using various thermochronological methods combined with geochronology, structural data, geomorphology and sedimentology to understand upper crustal processes such as faulting, basin formation and inversion, fold-thrust belt evolution and many more.

I am also interested in the methodological development of thermochronologic methods and multi-method dating of individual mineral grains derived from crystalline and sedimentary rocks and unconsolidated sediment.


Course number Course title Semester
GLGY 555 Global Tectonics Fall
GLGY 445 Structural Geology Winter
GLGY 435.4 Field Methods (Cdn Cordillera Field School) Spring
GLGY 707 Geology and Geophysics of Western Canada Fall


Geothermal Energy Potential in the Liard Basin

This project is in collaboration with the NWT Geological Survey. Start 2020

Exploration for Cu-porphyry deposits in the Intermontane belt, BC

This project is in collaboration with the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of BC. Start 2023

Rock exhumation and faulting in southeastern Yukon

This project is conducted in collaboration with the Yukon Geological Survey and the Geological Survey of Canada. Start 2021.

Multi-Method Dating using laser ablation methods

We develop new analytical methods for analyzing individual mineral grains with multiple dating methods including. This includes laser-ablation basedon (U-Th-Sm)/He, U-Pb, fission track and Raman dating applied to the minerals of apatite and zircon. This reserach is funded through a American Chemical Society PRF and NSERC - Discovery Grant. 


  • Fellow, Geological Society of America. 2022
  • Outstanding Achievements Award , Faculty of Science - University of Calgary. 2023