California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Christopher Grose

Christopher Grose

Post Doctoral Scholar in Geophysics

Ph.D., 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 266
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6950
Fax: (626) 564-0715


I am interested in better understanding the dynamics, geochemistry, and petrology of the mantle, mainly through the development of forward models of grain-scale evolution and large-scale geodynamics. Currently, my principal research involves the development of a numerical framework for non-equilibrium thermodynamic simulation of coupled diffusion, coarsening, and phase transformation in mantle rocks. In general, I aim to identify the roles of kinetics in determining the transport properties of (and track microstructural and microchemical evolution in) solid-earth materials in convective mantle settings. I am also interested in employing such models to better understand trace-element transport during partial melting and radiogenic isotope evolution in the deep mantle. Lastly, I am interested in understanding the contribution of thermal radiation to the transport of heat in the mantle.