Mr Engda A Bahiru

Earth Science

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


  • 2015 - Present: PhD Student in Geology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2013 - 2015: Exploration field geologist, ARTEL Ethiopia
  • 2010 - 2013: Geoscientist III, Geological Survey of Ethiopia
  • 2009 - 2011: Msc Student in Mineral Exploration geology, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2005 - 2007: Msc Student in Geology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • 2001- 2005: Bsc in Applied Geology, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Research | Current

Currently, I'm working on a research topic entitled "structural and tectonic controls on the epithermal Au-Ag mineralisation in the Coromandel Volcanic Zone, Northern New Zealand, using a joint geological and Aeromagnetic data interpretations". The project mainly strives to understand the tectonic model of the Coromandel Volcanic Zone through mapping basement faults at different crustal levles which presumably reactivated in response the region's several tectonic reorganisations affecting the overlying volcanic sequences. The research also attempts to understand the punctuated evolution of epithermal systems within the Coromandel Volcanic Zone in terms of the role of tectonic architecture and structural control on the localization of epithermal fluids at regional and district scales, and 3D stress modeling.  

This work will have a great contribution to the current understanding of the controls of epithermal systems in the Coromandel Volcanic Zone and then help develop better exploration techniques.

Teaching | Current

Teaching Assistant for the course "Earth Structure 204"

Areas of expertise

Structural Geology, Tectonics, Potential field geophysics, Earth Resource Exploration, Geological Remote Sensing, GIS


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 7, Room 723
New Zealand

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