Kevin Mickus is a distinguished professor of Geophysics at Missouri State University. He obtained his B.S. in geology of the University of Washington, a M.S. in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Texas at El Paso. His specialty is in gravity, magnetic, electromagnetic and electrical resistivity methods to tectonic, volcanology, mineral exploration, groundwater, geothermal and geomorphological problems. He has applied these methods to areas worldwide including the Ouachita orogenic belt in the US, rare earth exploration in Missouri, the extensional terranes in California and Arizona, Proterozoic terranes in the US, the East African Rift in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana, volcanic hazards in Antarctica, the Atlas Mountains in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco and the evolution of the Himalayan orogeny in Nepal and Bhutan. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of Society of Economic Geologists, American Geophysical Union, European Society of Geoscientists and Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
The Okavango RIft Zone of Botswana-southwest extension of the East African Rift