Nick Hinz
Andrew V. Zuza

Assistant Professor
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Business telephone: (775) 682-8752
Fax: (775) 784-1709


• Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
• B.S. Cornell University, 2011

Areas of Expertise

• Structural geology and tectonics
• Continental deformation
• Geologic mapping

Professional Work Experience

• August 2016–present: Assistant Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
• Summer 2016: Instructor, Black Hills Natural Science Field Station, South Dakota School of Mines
and Technology
• August 2011–June 2016: Research/Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles

Curriculum Vitae
Selected Publications

Zuza, A. V., and Carlson, C., 2017, What can strike-slip fault spacing tell us about the plate
boundary of western North America?: Terra Nova, in press.
Zuza, A. V., Yin, A., Lin, J., and Ming, S., 2017, Spacing and strength of active continental
strike-slip faults: EPSL, v. 457, p. 49–62.
Zuza, A. V., Wu, C., Reith, R.C., Yin, A., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Li, J., Wu, L., and Liu, W., 2018,
Tectonic evolution of the Qilian Shan: A Paleozoic orogen reactivated in the Cenozoic:
Geological Society of America Bulletin, in press.
Zuza, A. V., and Yin, A., 2017, Balkatach hypothesis: A new model for the evolution of the Pacific,
Tethyan, and Paleo-Asian oceanic domains: Geosphere, v. 13, no. 5, p. 1664–1712.
Zuza, A. V., and Yin, A., 2016, Continental deformation accommodated by non-rigid passive
bookshelf faulting: An example from the Cenozoic tectonic development of northern Tibet:
Tectonophysics, v. 677–678, p. 227–240.
Zuza, A. V., Cheng, X., and Yin, A., 2016, Testing models of Tibetan Plateau formation with
Cenozoic shortening estimates across the Qilian Shan-Nan Shan thrust belt: Geosphere, v. 12,
no. 2, p. 501–532.