Assistant Professor at UNR


Andrew Zuza is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a field-based structural geologist and mapper, with research focuses on crustal thickening during orogenic plateau development and subsequent collapse. Andrew and his graduate students study the Mesozoic-Cenozoic evolution of the inferred Nevadaplano plateau in Nevada, including how it was constructed in time and space, and the normal fault systems that thinned this previously thickened crust. As part of this work, they are investigating how the thermal and rheological evolution of the crust links with deformation mechanisms from grain to outcrop to regional scales. This research has impacts on the location and timing of economic mineralization across the state. Zuza’s research team also draws on analogs from the modern Himalayan-Tibetan orogen, where their ongoing research focuses on similar problems. Andrew Zuza teaches field methods classes at UNR, including the capstone summer field course.


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