Patricia Gregg

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program 2008
  • B.S. Geology & Geophysics, University of Missouri - Rolla, now MS&T

November 2016 the Gregg Lab is heading to sea! Follow along with the OASIS Science Team on an expedition of discovery to investigate submarine volcanoes that have never been explored before. *Like* our Facebook Page and/or *Subscribe* to our YouTube Channel to receive updates during our Nov-Dec 2016 Expedition.


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Dr. Gregg's Research Interests

Volcano Geophysics and Geodynamics, Mid-Ocean Ridge Processes, Melt Generation and Migration Through the Upper Mantle. My current research utilizes thermomechanical models to better understand the rheological controls on magma reservoir growth, pressurization, and volcanic eruption. I also use geodynamic models to investigate melting and melt migration in the mantle beneath mid-ocean ridges. My work involves a multi-pronged approach that combines data collection on land and at sea with data analysis and model development. Future projects include case studies of active continental volcanic systems as well as seagoing field expeditions to better understand the formation of new oceanic crust at mid-ocean ridges.

Courses Taught

  • GEOL 450: Probing the Earth's Interior
  • GEOL 593P: Mid-ocean Ridge Tectonics
  • GEOL 350: Volcanoes