Record of petrogenetic processes in mineral domains (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

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News

11/2021    The research project "Large-scale global copper deposit exploration using satellite data" led by Dr. Marta Ciążela received funding from the National Science Centre Poland (read more>>).

11/2021    The research project "Possibility of developing in Poland the EBSD technique (backscattered electron diffraction) to study xenoliths of Earth's mantle rocks on the example of peridotites from Mount Bar (Devès, Massif Central, France)" led by Dr. Anna Kukuła received funding from the National Science Centre Poland (read more>>).

05/2021    The research project "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" led by Dr. Anna Łosiak received funding from the National Science Centre Poland (read more >>).

03/2021    Volcanic processes and the latest eruptions of Etna and Fagradalsfjall volcanos: Prof. Ewa Słaby gave two interviews to the Radio Wnet (listen here>>) and the Polish Press Agency (read here>>).

02/2021     Dr. Anna Łosiak was a guest to the commentated broadcast of the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars. Watch "Astrofaza" broadcast here >>.

02/2021     Dr. Jakub Ciążela gave an interview to the local radio station of the University of Warsaw explaining his research towards understanding ore formation on Mars (listen to the podcasthere >>).

 

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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 Marta Ciążela, Research SpecialistPersonal website >>
9. PhD  Anna Kukuła, AssistantPersonal website >>
10. MSc. BEng. Maciej Jaranowski, AssistantPersonal website >>
11. MSc. Anna Gumsley, AssistantPersonal website >>
12. MSc. Fabian Tramm,  AssistantPersonal website >>
13. MSc. Wiktoria Gmochowska, PhD CandidatePersonal website >>
14. MSc. Dariusz Marciniak, PhD CandidatePersonal website >>
15. MSc. Marek Śliwiński, PhD CandidatePersonal website >>
16. mgr Maciej Fitt, PhD Candidate 
17. mgr Grzegorz Pasławski 
18. lic. Magdalena Laban