Andrew V. Zuza
Andrew V. Zuza

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

Business telephone: (775) 784-1446
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

• Associate Professor (2022-present), Assistant Professor (2016-2022), Nevada Bureau of Mines and
• 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., Cao, W., Hinz, N. H., DesOrmeau, J. W., Odlum, M., and Stockli, D. F., 2019, Footwall
rotation in a regional detachment fault system: Evidence for horizontal‐axis rotational flow in the
Miocene Searchlight pluton, NV: Tectonics, v. 38, no. 7, p. 2506–2539.
Cao, W., Lee, C.T., Yang, J., and Zuza, A. V., 2019, Hydrothermal circulation cools continental crust
under exhumation: EPSL, v. 515, p. 248–259.
Wu, C., Zhou, Z., Zuza, A. V., Wang, G., Liu, C., and Jiang, T., 2018, A 1.9‐Ga Mélange Along the
Northern Margin of the North China Craton: Implications for the Assembly of Columbia
Supercontinent: Tectonics, 37, no. 10, p 3610–3646.
Zuza, A. V., Wu. C., Reith R. C., Yin, A., Li, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Wu, L., and Liu, W., 2018,
Tectonic evolution of the Qilian Shan: A Paleozoic orogen reactivated in the Cenozoic: Geological
Society of America Bulletin, v. 130, no. 5–6, p. 881–925.
Zuza, A. V., Yin, A., Lin, J., Sun, M., 2017, Spacing and strength of active continental strike-slip
faults: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 457, p. 49–62.
Zuza, A. V., Cheng, X., 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.

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