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 Yin, A., 2017, Balkatach hypothesis: A new model for the evolution of the
Pacific, Tethyan, and Paleo-Asian oceanic domains: Geosphere.
Wu, C., Zuza, A. V., Yin, A., Liu, C., Reith, R. C., Zhang, J., Liu, W., and Zhou, Z., 2017,
Geochronology and geochemistry of Neoproterozoic granitoids in the central Qilian Shan of
northern Tibet: Reconstructing the amalgamation processes and tectonic history of Asia:
Wu, C., Wang, B., Zhou, Z., Wang, G., Zuza, A. V., Liu, C., Jiang, T., Liu, W., and Ma, S., 2017,
The relationship between magma and mineralization in Chaobuleng iron polymetallic deposit,
Inner Mongolia: Gondwana Research, v. 45, p. 228–253. Link
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. Link
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. Link
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. Link
Wu, C., Yin, A., Zuza, A.V., Zhang, J., Liu, W., and Ding, L., 2016 , Pre-Cenozoic Geologic
History of the Central and Northern Tibetan Plateau and the Role of Wilson Cycles in
Constructing the Tethyan Orogenic System: Lithosphere, v. 8, no. 3, p. 254–292. Link
Yin, A., Zuza, A.V., and Pappalardo, R.T., 2016, Mechanics of evenly spaced strike-slip
faults and its implications for the formation of tiger-stripe fractures on Saturn's moon
Enceladus: Icarus, v. 266, p. 204–216. Link
Gao, R., Wang, H., Yin, A., Kang, Z., Zuza, A.V., Li, W., and Xiong, X., 2013, Tectonic
Development of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau as constrained by high-resolution deep
seismic-reflection data: Lithosphere, v. 5, no. 6, p. 555–574. Link