Prof. Jessica Warren’s lab in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware studies the geochemistry and rheology of the Earth’s mantle, using peridotites 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. The Mantle Processes Group uses these rocks to study mantle dynamics, deformation, and evolution by integrating geochemical, petrological, rheological, and structural methods.

Research Opportunities
As a group, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can conduct enjoyable and high-quality research.

  • K-12 Educators: Our group enjoys meeting with classes and has developed materials about volcanoes, earthquakes, and seafloor science to share with students. I encourage you to email me (warrenj at udel dot edu) if you are interested in scheduling a session.
  • Undergraduates: I often have projects available for the spring/summer/fall semesters. The earlier you contact me, the easier it is to plan based on your interest and availability.
  • Graduate students: I am always excited to hear from enthusiastic students! More information is available here.
  • Postdocs: I enjoy hearing from prospective postdocs. Position availability is dependent on funding, but I am happy to discuss possible projects and explore funding opportunities!
Mantle Processes Group, Summer 2021