Research Overview

The Warren Lab has moved to the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware! Positions are available for graduate students starting in autumn 2016 and for a postdoc to start in 2016.

The Warren Lab studies the geochemistry and rheology of the Earth’s upper mantle, using samples of peridotite collected on land and at sea. Peridotite is the dominant lithology of the upper mantle, consisting of olivine, orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene, with minor amounts of spinel and sulfide. In the oceans, peridotites are collected by dredging, diving or drilling at mid-ocean ridges and subduction zones. On land, peridotites are found as xenoliths and as orogenic peridotites and ophiolites.

Research Techniques
We use a range of techniques to analyze peridotites, including field work, petrography, electron backscatter diffraction, electron microprobe, thermal ionization mass spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, ion probe, and synchrotron μ-XRF.

Research Opportunities
I am always looking for enthusiastic scientists to join my group! Contact me for more information.

  • Undergraduates: projects are available in the lab during either the summer or academic year.
  • Graduate students: apply through Graduate Admissions in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware.
  • Postdocs: contact Jessica for information on available projects. Full application for a postdoc position consists of a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page project proposal (developed in consultation with Jessica), research statement describing past work and long-term research goals, and 3 letters of reference.

Jessica M Warren
Assistant Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Delaware
warrenj at udel dot edu