Petrogenetic Processes Research Group (PetroGen)


Research projects

  • Mineral transformations and REE, Th, U, Pb distribution during alteration processes of monazite, xenotime and allanite in nano- and microscale, and analytical improvements of electron probe microanalysis and Raman micro-spectroscopy for these phases

  • Hydrothermal system in late Archean – its impact on an abiotic environment composition
  • A nature of bimodal magmatism associated with Cambro-Ordovician rifting in Gondwana: the NE Bohemian Massif perspective in view of the integrated field data and multiisotopic studies on whole rocks and minerals, specifically zircons
  • Reconstructions of orogenic processes based on studies of selected objects
  • Accessory minerals, megacrysts and xenolites from mafic sources of great igneous provinces - their origins and transformation processes
  • Petrochronology and alteration processes of REE phosphates and silicates in reconstructions of metamorphic and igneous processes
  • The application of the EBSD (backscattered electron diffraction) technique in Poland for the mantle rocks study on the example of peridotite xenoliths from Mount Bar (Devès Volcanic Field, Massif Central, France)
  • Development of the reference material(s) for U-Pb dating of apatite and U-Th-Pb dating of monazite
  • Burning heaps as "modern volcanoes"
  • Sulfide differentiation and enrichment in metals at the lower oceanic crust and crust-mantle transition zone: ICDP OmanDP holes
  • Sulfide differentiation and enrichment in metals in the lower oceanic crust: IODP Holes 735B & U1473A, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge
  • Large-scale global copper deposit exploration using satellite data
  • Towards understanding ore formation on Mars: new data fromExoMars/TGO and geochemical fingerprinting of meteorites
  • (MIRORES) Multiplanetary far-infrared spectrometer for prospecting deposit minerals
  • Towards prospecting ore deposits on Mars: remote sensing of the planetary field analogue in the Rio Tinto mining area, Spain
  • Understanding very small (<200 m in diameter) and small (<1.5 km in diameter) impact craters on Earth in order to determine the degree of environmental damage induced by such events by studying their proximal ejecta blankets
  • Weathering of meteorites in soil
  • Determination of the relative age of fossil teeth using the fluorine dating method




10/2023     PhD. Łukasz Kruszewski gave an interview on the rock usage in construction / urban planning, for the "A plan for the weekend" Podcast of the Radio dla Ciebie, within the activity of the Museum of Earth (PAS)in the 15th edition of the „Warsaw in Construction" festival activity entitled „The fever of the Warsaw night, or stone in the architecture of the capital"

05/2023     MSc. Maciej Jaranowski recieved funding from the Excite network for the project "Submicron-scale constraints on zircon growth and alterations under eclogite-facies metamorphism".

05/2023     Dr. Alicja Wudarska received theIAG Geoanalytical Research and Networking Grantfor the project titled "Development of new reference materials for boron and sulphur isotope analyses of apatite". Details in the "Research projects" tab.

01/2023     Nomination for PhD. Jakub Ciążeli for the title "Personality of the Year 2022" in the category "Science" from the Editorial Board of "Polska Metropolia Warszawska"

12/2022     Prof. Ewa Słaby, was awarded the medal "Meritorious for Polish geology" at the meeting of the Scientific Council of ING PAN 

11/2022     PhD DSc. Łukasz Kruszewski together with the group Łukasiewicz-PIAP, participated in ESA-ESRIC's "Space Resources Challenge" competition related to raw materials prospecting on the Moon (including 1st-step testing in ESA ESRIC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, in November 2021). The final winner is expected to take part in preparations/planning of the mission of the European Large Logistic Lander that is expected to land at the Moon's South Pole in 2028/2029.


Team members

1. Prof. Ewa Słaby, ProfessorPersonal website >>

2. PhD, DSc. Bartosz Budzyń, Associate Professor (Head of the research group)

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3. PhD, DSc. Mirosław Jastrzębski, Associate Professor

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4. PhD, DSc. Łukasz Kruszewski, Associate ProfessorPersonal website >>
5. PhD Jakub Ciążela, Assistant ProfessorPersonal website >>
6. PhD Anna Łosiak, Assistant ProfessorPersonal website >>
7. PhD BEng. Alicja Wudarska, Assistant ProfessorPersonal website >>
8. PhD  Anna Kukuła, Assistant ProfessorPersonal website >>
9. PhD Marta Ciążela, Research SpecialistPersonal website >>
10. MSc. BEng. Maciej Jaranowski, AssistantPersonal website >>
11. MSc. Fabian Tramm,  AssistantPersonal website >>
12. MSc. Wiktoria Gmochowska, PhD CandidatePersonal website >>
13. MSc Maciej Fitt, PhD Candidate 
14. MSc Eman Elsherif, PhD Candidate 
15. Msc Wojciech Woźniak, scholarship recipient 
16. Weronika Patalas scholarship recipient