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Associate Professor in Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town

Emese M. Bordy currently works as an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She received her Master’s in Geology degree from Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary in 1998, and her PhD in Geology degree from Rhodes University, South Africa in 2001, respectively. She was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Evolutionary Science Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand (2002-2003), following which she lectured in the Department of Geology at Rhodes University from 2004 to 2011.
Her main areas of research are Stratigraphy, Clastic Sedimentology, and Continental Ichnology, with a strong focus on the quantification of the climatic and tectonic signatures in sedimentation and biogeographic processes, especially in the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic. She published over 60 research papers, and successfully supervised ~50 geology students from junior to senior postgraduate level (including PhDs and postdocs). She is passionate about mentoring the next generation of geoscientists.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town


  • 2001 
    Rhodes University, South Africa, PhD in Geology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Associate Professor in Geological Sciences
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation