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 peridotites to study mantle dynamics, deformation, and evolution by integrating geochemical, petrological, rheological, and structural methods. Recently, the group has focused on understanding shear localization and constraining mantle properties.

Research Opportunities
I am always looking for enthusiastic people to join my group! Please contact me for more information.

  • 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 interests and availability!
  • Graduate students: A position is available for Fall 2022. More information is available here.
  • Postdocs: I am always interested to hear from prospective postdocs with similar research interests. Position availability is dependent on funding, but I am happy to discuss possible projects and explore funding opportunities!
Mantle Processes Group, Summer 2021