Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Nicholas J Dygert

Nicholas J Dygert
Research Collaborator, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences


Nick earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Rochester and his PhD at Brown University. His research focuses on understanding the physical and chemical evolution of the terrestrial and lunar mantles using experiments, numerical models, and field studies. Subjects of active research include an experimental study of the rheology of ilmenite and ilmenite-bearing aggregates, characterization of the thermal history of the upper mantle and the geological processes that affect it, and trace element geochemical investigations into lunar cumulate mantle overturn, melt migration in the mantle, and other dynamic processes in planetary interiors.

Nick has moved on to a faculty position in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee.

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Areas of Expertise

I utilize field studies, numerical models, experimental petrology, and rock deformation experiments to better understand the physicochemical evolution of the lunar and terrestrial mantles.


Research Locations



Dissertation Prize - Sigma Xi, Brown Chapter (2015)

Jackson Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Texas, Austin (2014)

Dissertation Fellowship - Brown University Department of Geological Sciences (2014)

Rhode Island Space Grant Fellowship - NASA (2012 - 2013)

McNair Fellowship - Florida Center for Analytical Electron Microscopy (2007)