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Mr Chris Gregson

Mr Chris Gregson

Mr Chris Gregson


Area of research

Deep water: Hydrous silicate melts and the transition zone (Supervisor: Dr Oliver Lord).

Office G6
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5243

Research summary

I am a NERC funded researcher in the Petrology Group, University of Bristol. My research is focused on high-pressure/temperature experimental and computational mineral physics to study the deep interior of the Earth. My research project investigates the presence of water in nominally anhydrous mantle minerals using novel techniques.

Experimental mineral physics – recreating extreme mantle conditions in the lab

In order to recreate the extreme conditions of Earth’s deep interior in the laboratory, we use high pressure/temperature experiments to make mantle phases. This requires either multi-anvil press (MAP) or diamond anvil cell (DAC) experiments. We can then use ...

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- Geology (Ph.D.) - University of Bristol - Mineral Physics and Experimental Petrology.  

- Geology MESci - University of Liverpool - First Class [Thesis: Microstructural analysis of slip-systems in olivine and orthopyroxene,   Dissertation: The geology of northern Isle of Arran.] 

- Research Intern - Institute of Planetary Materials, Okayama University, Japan.

- Research interests: High-pressure mineral physics and experimental petrology, material sciences, rock deformation, microstructures and structural geology.  

- Research focus: Hydrogen defects in nominally anhydrous mantle mineral and the nature of hydrous silicate melts.



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