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Mhairi Reid

Thesis Title: Ichnology of vertebrate tail ichnosites in the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic of southern Africa

Supervisor: Dr Emese Bordy

Contact details

Room 309, Geological Sciences Building

Email: rdxmha001@myuct.ac.za

Research interests: Sedimentology, palaeontology and palaeoclimatology 

 

 


Eugene Bergh

Thesis Title:  Quaternary foraminifera from the western continental margin of southern Africa

 Supervisor:  Associate Professor John Compton

 Contact details:
 Room 4th floor, Sedimentology Lab, Geological Sciences
 Cell: +27 (0)21 467 7236
 Email:  brgeug002@myuct.ac.za

 Research Interests:  Neogene and Quaternary palaeoenvironmental evolution around the southern African continental margin

 Organisations:  Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA)

 


Kenneth Chukwuma

 Thesis Title:  Spatiotempral Variations in the internal composition and geometry of the Permian Whitehill Formation

 Supervisor:  Dr. Emese Bordy

 Contact details:
 Room 4th floor, Sedimentology Lab, Geological Sciences
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Claire Geel

  Thesis Title:  Diagenesis and gas potential of the organic-rich black shales, lower Ecca Group of the Karoo Supergroup

 Supervisor:  Dr. Emese Bordy

 Contact details:
 Room 507-5, Geological Sciences
 Phone:  +27 74 752 4860
 Email:  geel.claire@gmail.com, GLXCLA002@myuct.ac.za

 Research Interests:  Karoo shale gas, sedimentology, geochemistry and petrophysics

 

 

 


William Krummeck

Thesis Title:  Digital assessment of non-marine trace fossils in the Karoo Supergroup, South Africa

Supervisor/s:  Dr. E.Bordy

Contact details:
Room 503, Geological Science
Ph: +27 (0)21 650 2913
Email:  krmdes002@myuct.ac.za

 

 

 

 


Rob Muir

  Thesis Title:  Stratigraphic Framework of the Kirkwood Formation in the southern Cape region, South Africa: Invertebrate-based biostratigraphy and zircon geochronology

 Supervisor/s:  Dr. Emese Bordy

 Contact details:
 Room 507-3, Geological Science
 E-mail:  MRXROB009@myuct.ac.za

 

 

 

 


B. Jaziel Nkere

Thesis Title:  Kimberlites, megacrysts and peridotitic minerals from southern and central Africa: Gechemistry, petrology and diamond exploration

Supervisor:  Dr. Philip E. Janney

Contact details:
Room 302, Geological Sciences
Cell: +27 (0)72 535 7122
Email:  nkerej50@gmail.com

Research Interests:  Kimberlites and megacrysts, hydrothermal gold mineralisation

 

 


Yemi Ogungbuyi

  Thesis Title:  The geochemistry of carbonatites from western South Africa and southern  Namibia

  Supervisor/s:  Dr. Philip Janney and Professor Chris Harris

  Contact details:
  Room 606, Geological Science
  Ph: +27 (0)84 342 5090
  Email:  priscyem@gmail.com

  Research interests:  Petrology of carbonatites, rare earth mineralisation

 

 


Ágnes Ódri

  Thesis Title:  Oxygen isotope implications for the magma origin of granitic rocks from the Ditrău Alkaline Massif (Eastern Carpathians, Romania)

  Supervisor/s:  Professor Chris Harris and Dr. Petrus Le Roux

  Contact details:
  Room 303, Geological Science
  Ph: +27 21 650 2931
  Email:  odriagnes@yahoo.com

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Simon Schorn

 Thesis Title:  Causes of high-temperature metamorphism in the Namaqua Metamorphic Complex, southern Africa

 Supervisor/s:  Dr. Johann Diener

 Contact details:
 Room 309, Geological Science
 Ph:  +27
 Email:  SCHSIM011@myuct.ac.za

ResearchGate link:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon_Schorn

 Interests:  Metamorphic petrology and thermodynamic modelling

 

 


Sichumilesanda Spelman

Thesis Title:  The Geological Library of the Main Karoo Basin: A Preliminary 3-D geo-model

Supervisor/s:  Dr. Emese Bordy

Contact details:
Room 503, Geological Science
Ph:  +27 71 491 8520
Email:  sanda.spelman@gmail.com

Interests:  Sedimentary basins (Karoo Basin), 3D modeling, GIS and remote sensing

Organizations:  Geological Society of Southern Africa, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

 

 


Christel Tinguely

Thesis Title:  Geochemistry of circum-craton eclogite xenoliths from South Africa. Comparison to their on-craton counterparts

Supervisor/s:  Professor Anton le Roex

Contact details:
Rm 4.08, Geological Science
christel.tinguely@uct.ac.za
021 650 2908