Ewa Słaby, Professor

Principal research interests: 
geochemistry of magmatic processes

Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk 
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ośrodek Badawczy w Warszawie - Research Centre in Warsaw
Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa, POLAND 

Position: Professor 

phone (+48) 606106633, (+48) 22 6978-741, -752
e-mail: e.slaby@twarda.pan.pl   



Professional preparation


  • Msc                 - 1978, Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, field of study: petrography (finished with distinction), Master's thesis:Petrographic analysis of the sand beach in the vicinity of Jastarnia: selected problems of sedimentation of heavy minerals in the coastal zone;Supervisor: Prof. K.Łydka
  • PhD                - 1988 University of Warsaw; PhD; Dissertation: "Physico-chemical conditions of alkali metasomatism in the aplites from Saar-Nahe trough" (in cooperation with the University of the Saarland); Supervisor: Prof. A.Nowakowski
  • Habilitation     - 2000 University of Warsaw; Habilitation on: “Indicative significance of water environment in zeolitic structure - a study using experimentally grown cancrinite and analcime“. (in cooperation with the Freie Universitaet, Berlin); (individual award of Rector of the University of Warsaw)
  • Professor’s nomination - 30.12.2009.



a) University of Warsaw:

Research Assistant 1980-1981

Senior Research Assistant 1981-1990 (parental leave 1984-85; unpaid leave 1989-90)

Adjunct 1990-2002

Assistant Professor since 2002-2015 (2013-2015 part-time work) (to 2013 primary workplace)

Other appointments: At the University of Warsaw:

The name and the period of appointment:                     

  • Deputy Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty of Geology: 1999-2000
  • Deputy Dean for Scientific Development and Foreign Relations, Faculty of Geology (two terms): 2000-2005
  • Director of PhD Study at Faculty of Geology: 2001 – 2002
  • Head of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology: 2005-2007


b) Institute of Geological Sciences Polish Academy of Sciences:

Professor 2009-2010

Full Professor position since 2010 to date (since 2013 primary workplace)

Other appointments: At the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS

  • Head of X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory: 2009-2013
  • Deputy Director for Research of the Institute of Geological Sciences: 2013-2015
  • Director of the Institute of Geological Sciences, P.A.S.: 2016-


c)  Work in foreign scientific institutions as „visiting profesor (full professor position)”

2007 and 2009 Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand as Chercheur Invites.


  • PhD dissertation in cooperation with research team of Prof. G.Lensch (Dr A.Muehm, Dr J.Wannemacher) from the University of Saarland in Saarbrucken (Germany)1986-89
  • Habilitation in cooperation with the Freie Universitaet Berlin with  research team of Prof. W.Franke; organization of hydrothermal synthesis laboratory in Warsaw, based on equipment donation from the University of Berlin 1994-1999
  • Heidelberg University 1989-1991 (Prof. Amstutz’s team)
  • Internship at the University of Bern (Switzerland) 1987
  • GFZ 2013- continuous cooperation on many projects to the present among others 2013 (three months); 2018 (one month); many short stays.
  • 2009-2015 University of Geottingen (many short stays) – projects with Prof. J.Hoefs, prof. G.Woerner
  • 2009- (many short stays) TU Freiberg continuous cooperation with Prof. J.Goetze

d) Appointments in Polish and international organizations:    

  •  President of European Mineralogica Union 2020-
  • Vice-President of European Mineralogical Union 2016-2020
  • Vice-President of the Polish Mineralogical Society: 2002-2012
  • President of the Petrology Group of the Polish Mineralogical Society: 2005-2009
  • Member of the Committee on Mineralogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences: 1996-1998; 2003-2006; 2007- to date
  • Vice-President of the Committee on Mineralogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences: 2007-2016
  • President of the Committee on Mineralogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences: 2016 – 2020
  • Member of the Committee for the development of assumptions for the project and amendment to the By-laws of the Polish Academy of Sciences (appointed by President of PAS)
  • Member of the Committee for the development of the concept of establishing of PAS university (appointed by President of PAS).
  • Member of the Polish Committee of IDCP (International Continental Drilling Program)
  • Member of the IGCP National Committee (International Geoscience Programme); Polish representative at IAVCEI
  • Member of the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS Research Council: 2007-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of „Mineralogia Polonica”
  • Auxiliary Editor of Acta Geologica Polonica
  • Vice-Chairman of the Planet Earth Committee affiliated with Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences: 2007-2010
  • Multiple Chairman of the ST10 and B Panel of National Science Centre competitions
  • Member of the Committee on Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences: 2016-


Conference and workshops organization

a) The organization of scientific workshops for the entire Polish scientific community: In the years 2000-2005, under the "Socrates-Erasmus" programme, organization of over 30 scientific workshops, which were conducted by lecturers from universities of the European Union (Profs. J-C. Duchesne - Belgium, H. Martin -  France, B. Barbarin - France, B. Bonin - France, P. Tucholka - France, J-L. Mansy – France, J. Hoefs – Germany, J. Goetze - Germany, G. Woerner - Germany, Ch. Breitkreuz - Germany, J. Schneider - Germany, T. Will - Germany, E. Schmaedicke - Germany, F. Holz - Germany, M. Wilson - Great Britain, R. Seltmann - Great Britain, A. Mueller - Great Britain, M. Thirwall – Great Britain, M. Stemprok – Czech Republic, J. Żak – Czech Republic, G. Motuza – Lithuania, R. G. Walker – Canada, J. Piotrowski – Denmark, R. Heilbronner – Switzerland, K. Sviesznikov – Ukraine, A. Glikin – Russia, and others). The workshops were aimed at the whole geological community and had a national character.

Some of the most important are:

  • „Geochemical modelling of igneous processes” – Prof. H. Martin (Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
  • “Cathodoluminescence in geosciences” – Prof. J. Goetze, TU Bergakademie Freiberg,
  • “Image analysis in earth sciences” – Prof.R.Heilbronner, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • “Magma generation in the Earth, a global geodynamic perspective” – Prof. M. Wilson, Leeds University, Great Britain
  • “Facies models – understanding depositional environments” - Prof. R. G. Walker, Canada
  • “Phase diagrams in metamorphism” – Prof. T. Will (Wuerzburg, Germany)
  • “Using Geochemical Data : Simple geochemical calculations with Excel” – Prof. G. Woerner (The University of Göttingen, Germany)

b International conference organization:

  • Emc2012 (Frankfurt, Germany) organization of the session "Experimental and Observational constraints on the abundance and role of volatiles in magmas: from reservoirs to the surface“
  • IMA 2014 Sandton-Johannesburg; organizacja sesji „Magma mixing from macro to micro scale” (razem z dr Diego Peruginim, Perugia) i referat proszony: Cathodoluminescence response from feldspars to multistage crystallization-recrystallization processes in composite plutons.
  • COST action TD 1308 “Early Earths and Exoearths: origin and evolution of life” (3-7.04.2017)

c) Organisation of field workshops:

  • „Geology of Slovene” Field workshop – Slovene-Polish exchange student excursion (2000)
  • „Geology of Poland” Field workshop – Slovene-Polish exchange student excursion (2001)
  • Co-organization of CEEPUS Summer School in Petrology, Geology and Geoecology - The Sudetes (SW Poland): a root-zone of the Variscan Orogen of Central Europe
  • outline structure, magmatism, metamorphism and “geo-sites” protection (2006).
  • Initiation and co-organization of scientific workshop The Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (prof. A. Maliszewska with team) – Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw „Diageneza” 2003

d) Other:             

  • Chairman of the "Committee on the status of implementation and needs for apparatus " of the Committee on Mineralogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, aimed at creating a nationwide apparatus consortium for environmental laboratories in the field of geochemical and mineralogical research (2003-2006).


Peer reviewed publications

Selected papers:

  • Słaby, E., Galbarczyk-Gąsiorowska, L., Seltmann, R., and Mueller, A (2007a). Alkali feldspar megacryst growth: Geochemical modelling. Mineralogy and Petrology, 89, 1-29.
  • Słaby, E., Seltmann, R., Kober, B., Müller, A., Galbarczyk-Gąsiorowska, L., Jeffries, T., (2007b) LREE distribution patterns in zoned alkali feldspar megacrysts - implication for parental melt composition. Mineralogical Magazine 71, 193-217.
  • Słaby, E., Goetze, J. (2004) Feldspar crystallization under magma-mixing conditions shown by cathodoluminescence and geochemical modelling - a case study from the Karkonosze pluton (SW Poland). Mineralogical Magazine, 68, 561-577
  • Słaby, E., Martin, H., (2008) Mafic and felsic magma interactions in granites: the Karkonosze Hercynian pluton (Sudetes, Bohemian Massif). Journal of Petrology 49, 353-391. (IF 4.714);
  • Słaby, E., Götze, J., Wörner, G., Simon, K., Wrzalik, R., Śmigielski, M. (2008) K-feldspar phenocrysts in microgranular magmatic enclaves: A cathodoluminescence and geochemical study of crystal growth as a marker of magma mingling dynamics. Lithos 105, 85-97 (IF 4.246).
  • Kusiak, M.A., Dunkley, D.J., Słaby, E., Martin, H., Budzyń, B. 2009. Sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe analysis of zircon reequilibrated by late magmatic fluids In a hybridized pluton. Geology, 37, 1063-66. (IF 4.660).
  • Upton, B.G.J., Finch, A.A., Słaby, E. 2009. Megacrysts and salic xenoliths In Scottish alkali basalts: derivatives of deep crustal intrusions and small-melt fractions from the upper mantle. Mineralogical Magazine, 73, 895-908. (IF 1.32).
  • Słaby, E., Breitkreuz, Ch., Żaba, J., Domańska-Siuda, J., Gaidzik, K., Falenty, K., Falenty, A. 2010. Magma generation in an alternating transpresional-transtenssional regime, the Kraków-Lubliniec Fault Zone, Poland. Lithos,  119,  251–268. (IF 4.246).
  • Domonik, A., Słaby, E., Śmigielski, M. 2010. The Hurst exponent as a tool for the description of magma field heterogeneity reflected in the geochemistry of growing crystals. Acta Geologica Polonica, 60, 437-443. (IF 1.134).
  • Słaby, E., Śmigielski, M., Śmigielski, T., Domonik, A., Simon, K., Kronz, A. 2011. Chaotic three-dimensional distribution of Ba, Rb AND Sr in feldspar megacrysts grown in an open magmatic system. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162, 909–927 (IF 3.476).
  • Słaby, E., Martin, H., Hamada, M., Śmigielski, M., Domonik, A., Götze, J., Hoefs, J., Hałas, S., Simon, K., Jayananda, M. (2012) Evidence in Archaean alkali-feldspar megacrysts for high temperature interaction with mantle fluids. Journal of Petrology, 53, 909–927, doi:10.1093/petrology/egr056. (IF 4.714).
  • Śmigielski, M., Słaby, E., Domonik, A. (2012) Digital Concentration-Distribution Models - tools for a description of the heterogeneity of the magmatic field as reflected in the geochemistry of a growing crystal. Acta Geologica Polonica 62, 129–141. (IF 1.134).
  • Lisowiec, K., Budzyn, B., Słaby, E., Renno, A., Götze, J. 2013. Fluid-induced magmatic and post-magmatic zircon and monazite patterns in granitoid pluton and related rhyolitic bodies. Chemie der Erde, Geochemistry, 73, 163 – 179. (IF 1.778).

  • Słaby, E., Śmigielski, M., Domonik, A., Galbarczyk-Gasiorowska, L. (2014) Self-affine pattern of crystal growth from heterogeneous magmas - 3D depiction af LA-ICP-MS data. In: Modelling of Magmatic and Allied Processes. S.Kumar and R. N. Singh (eds), Springer  151-165.
  • Słaby, E., Domonik, A., Śmigielski, M., Majzner, K., Motuza, G., Goetze, J., Simon, K., Moszumańska, I., Kruszewski, Ł., Rydelek, P. (2014) Protomylonite evolution potentially revealed by the 3D depiction and fractal analysis of chemical data from a feldspar. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology,  167:995.
  • DOI 10.1007/s00410-014-0995-5
  • Kusiak, M.A., Williams, I.S., Dunkley, D.J., Konecny, P., Słaby, E., Martin, H. (2014) Monazite to the rescue: U-Th-Pb dating of the intrusive history of the composite Karkonosze pluton, Bohemian Massif. Chemical Geology, 364: 76-92.
  • Rickman H., Słaby E., Gurgurewicz J., Śmigielski, M., Banaszkiewicz M., Grygorczuk J., Morawski M., Seweryn K., Wawrzaszek R., 2014: CHOMIK: A multi-method approach for studying Phobos. Solar System Research, doi: 10.7868/S0320930X14040094.
  • Lisowiec, K., Słaby, E., Foerster, H-J. 2015. Polytopic Vector Analysis (PVA) modeling of whole rock and apatite chemistry from the Karkonosze composite pluton (Poland, Czech Republic. Lithos, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.05.015
  • Słaby, E., Koch-Mueller, M., Foerster H-J., Wirth, R., Rhede D., Schreiber, Schade, U. A., 2016. Determination of volatile concentrations in fluorapatite of Martian shergottite NWA 2975 by combining synchrotron FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, EMPA, and TEM, and inferences on the volatile budget of the apatite host-magma. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 1–17, doi: 10.1111/maps.12598.
  • Konon, A., Nadimi, A., Koprianiuk, M., Wysocka, A., Szaniawski, R., Wyglądała, M., Słaby, E., Beygi, S., and Marcin Barski, M. 2016: Formation of intracontinental basins in the opposite corners of the Tabas block as coeval structures controlled by transpressional faulting, Iran. Geological Society of America Bulletin, published online on 11 May 2016; doi:10.1130/B31362.1.
  • Słaby, E., Koch-Muller, M., Forster, H.-J., Wirth, R., Rhede, D., Schreiber, A., Schade, U.: 2016, Determination of volatile concentrations in fluorapatite of Martian shergottite NWA 2975 by combining synchrotron FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, EMPA, and TEM, and inferences on the volatile budget of the apatite host-magma. Meteoritics and Planetart Science 1-17.
  • Słaby, E., De Campos, C., Majzner, K., Simon, K., Gros, K., Moszumańska, I., Jakubauskas, P. 2017. Feldspar megacrysts from the Santa Angélica composite pluton — Formation/transformation path revealed by combined CL, Raman and LA-ICP-MS data. Lithos 277, 269-283

  • Słaby, E., Förster, H-J., Wirth, R., Wudarska, A., Birski, Ł., Moszumańska, I.: 2017. Validity of the Apatite/Merrillite Relationship in Evaluating the Water Content in the Martian Mantle: Implications from Shergottite Northwest Africa (NWA) 2975. Geosciences, 7, 99.
  • Birski, Ł., Słaby, E., Domańska-Siuda, J., (2018). Origin and evolution of volatiles in the Central Europe late Variscan granitoids, using the example of the Strzegom-Sobotka Massif, SW Poland. Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-16.
  • Birski Ł., Wirth R., Słaby E., Wudarska A., Lepland A., Hofmann A., Schreiber A., 2018. (Ca-Y)-phosphate inclusions in apatite crystals from Archean rocks from the Barberton Greenstone Belt and Pilbara Craton: First report of natural occurrence. American Mineralogist, 103, 307–313.
  • Birski, Ł., Wirth, R., Słaby, E., Wudarska, A., Lepland, A., Hofmann, A., Schreiber, A.: 2018, (Ca-Y)-phosphate inclusions in apatite crystals from Archean rocks from the Barberton Greenstone Belt and Pilbara Craton: First report of natural occurrence. American Mineralogist, 103, 307-313.
  • Wudarska, A., Wiedenbeck, M., Słaby, E., Lepland, A., Birski, Ł., Simon, K.: 2018, Halogen Chemistry and Hydrogen Isotopes of Apatite from the >3.7 Ga Isua Supracrustal Belt, SW Greenland. Precambrian Research, 310, 153-164.
  • Słaby, E., Karwowski, L., Majzner, K, Wirth, R., Muszyñski, A., Birski, L., Simon, K., Domonik, A., Moszumañska, I., Orlowski, R.: 2017, Geochemistry and growth morphology of alkali feldspar crystals from an IAB iron meteorite – insight into possible hypotheses of their crystallization. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 87, 121-140.
  • Rickman, H., Błęcka, M.I., Gurgurewicz, J., Jorgensen, U.G., Słaby, E., Szutowicz, S. Zalewska, N., (2019) Water in the history of Mars: An Assessment. Planetary and Space Science, 166: 70-89
  • Birski, Ł., Słaby, E., Wirth, R., Koch-Müller, M., Simon, K., Wudarska, A., Götze, J., Lepland, A., Hofmann, A., Kuras. A., (2019) Archaean phosphates: a case study of transformation processes in apatite from the Barberton greenstone belt. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 174: 25. doi.org/10.1007/s00410-019-1560-z
  • Domańska-Siuda, J., Słaby, E., Szuszkiewicz, A., Ambiguity of isotope and geochemical signatures resulting in a seemingly composite pluton - a case study from Variscan Strzegom -Sobotka massif (Sudetes, Poland). International Journal of Earth Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s00531-019-01687-w.
  • Wudarska A., Słaby E., Wiedenbeck M., Birski Ł., Wirth R., Götze J., Lepland A., Kusebauch C., Kocjan I., 2020. Chlorine isotope composition of apatite from the >3.7 Ga Isua supracrustal belt, SW Greenland. Minerals, 10, 27.
  • Gros, K., Słaby, E., Birski, Ł., Kozub-Budzyń, G.; Slama, J., Geochemical evolution of a composite pluton: insight from major and trace element chemistry of titanite. Mineralogy and Petrology, 114,  2020, 375-401; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00710-020-00715-x
  • Gros, K., Słaby, E., Jokubauskas, P., Slama, J., Kozub-Budzyń, G., Allanite geochemical response to hydrothermal alteration by alkaline, low-temperature fluids. Minerals, 10(5), 2020 p. 392, https://doi.org/10.3390/min10050392
  • Wudarska, A., Słaby, E., Wiedenbeck, M., Barnes, M.J., Bonifacie, M., Sturchio, N.C., Bardoux, G., Couffignal, Glodny, J., Heraty, L., John, T., Kusebauch, Ch.,  Mayanna, S., Wilke, F.D.H., Deput, E. 2020.  Inter‐Laboratory Characterisation of Apatite Reference Materials for Chlorine Isotope Analysis. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, DOI: 10.1111/ggr.12366
  • Birski, Ł., Słaby, E., Chatzitheodoridis, E., Wirth, R., Majzner, K., Kozub-Budzyń, G.A., Sláma, J., Liszewska, K., Kocjan, I., and Zagórska, A.  2019. Apatite from NWA 10153 and NWA 10645—The Key to Deciphering Magmatic and Fluid Evolution History in Nakhlites. Minerals, 9, 695; doi:10.3390/min9110695
  • Słaby E., Gros K., Förster H.-J., Wudarska A., Birski Ł., Hamada M., Götze J., Martin H., Jayananda M., Moyen J.-F., Moszumańska I., 2019. Mineral-fluid interactions in the late Archaean Closepet granite batholith, Dharwar craton, southern India. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 489, SP489-2019.

Articles in review:

  • Słaby, E., Anczkiewicz, R., Gros, K., Simon, K., Kozub-Budzyń, G.A., Birski, Ł., Hervé Martin, H., Mudlappa Jayananda, M., Moyen, J-F., Matyszczak, M., Koziarska, M., Deput, E. 2021. High-temperature fluids in granites during the Neoarchaean-Palaeoproterozoic transition: insight from Closepet titanite chemistry and U-Pb dating (Dharwar craton, India). Lithos (after revision)


Invited lectures, Msc and PhD seminars

a-1) Invited seminars, lectures abroad:


  • Alkali feldspar megacrysts from Karkonosze massif – differences in crystallization conditions revealed by means of cathodoluminescence and geochemistry (Ewa Słaby & Jens Goetze) Vienna University 02.2004
  • Disimilare barium and rubidium behaviour during alkali feldspar megacrysts formation – mixing or fractional crystallization (Ewa Słaby) Vienna University 02.2004
  • Mechanisms of differentiation of the Karkonosze granite (Ewa Słaby & Herve Martin) Vienna University 05.2006
  • Mafic and felsic magma interaction in granites: the Karkonosze pluton (Ewa Słaby & Herve Martin) Charles University Prague 10.2006.
  • Self-affine fractal statistics of igneous feldspar growth pattern transformed by fluid-induced exchange reaction (E.Słaby & H.Martin & A.Domonik & M.Śmigielski);  Progress in magma mixing recorded in mineral composition and growth textures – a case study of Late Archaean Closepet granite (South India) (E.Słaby & H.Martin & J.Goetze & M.Śmigielski) - Institute for Geothermal Science, Kyoto University, 04.2009.
  • CEEPUS – Salzburg 02.2006 –  lecture subject: “Geochemistry of igneous processes; geochemical modelling of igneous processes; granite petrology”
  • Erasmus-Mundus: Vilnius University (06.2008) – lecture subject: Mechanisms of magma differentiation – geochemical tools for modeling;
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg (06.2009) – lectures subject: Magma mixing, FC, PM – recognition of the process in macro- and micro-scale; geochemical models:
  • Université Paris Sud XI Paris-Orsay (o6-07.2010) -  Early Earth Evolution;
  • University of Perugia (04.2010) – lectures subject: Chaotic advection/diffusion processes in an open magma system reflected in crystal heterogeneity.;
  • Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (06.2011) – subject : Seminars on the genesis of granitoids emplaced at the Archaean-Proterozoic boundary.;
  • Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turcja) 4-9.06.2012; 20h, subject: Mechanisms of magma differentiation – geochemical modelling of magma mixing, fractional crystallization and partial melting.
  • 2011 – key-talk on the conference « Precambrian Accretionary Orogens » Delhi, 2-11.02. 2011. “Mantle-crust volatiles flux in Archaean”
  • 2011 – Invited talk “Natural History Museum” Stockholm “Archaean mantle – wet or dry?”
  • 2012 - Kumaun University, Nainital (India): Course on geochemical modelling of magmatic processes, Course on geochemical 3D data depiction, Equilibration and re-equilibration processes in plutons of mixed origin. 10-16.08.2012
  • 2013 – GFZ (Germany) Numerical simulation of magma mixing – from macro to micro scale; Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) case study.
  • 8th Hutton Symposium on Granites and Related Rocks – key-talk: “From chaos to coherence: decoding granite texture for disclosing continental crust formation”.
  • University of Vienna, 01.2017 - “Visualization of trace-element zoning in fluorapatite using BSE and CL imaging, and EPMA and μPIXE/μPIGE mapping” .
  • Freie Universitat Berlin -  12.2017 -  Apatite geochemistry as a tool for evaluation of Martian abiotic environment composition

a-2) Invited lectures at national conferences:

  • Mesozoic volcanism associated with triple-junction zone of the eastern Carpathians (Ukraine) - XI Meeting of the Petrology Group of PMSociety (2004)
  • Mafic and felsic magma interactions in granites: Karkonosze pluton (Sudetes, Bohemian Massif) – XIV Meeting of the Petrology Group of PMSociety (2007)
  • Generowanie i ewolucja stopów w reżimie transgresyjno-transtensyjnym na przykładzie permskiego magmatyzmu strefy Kraków-Lubliniec (Generation and evolution of melts under transgressive-transtnsional regime, on the example of the Permian magmatism of Kraków-Lubliniec ) – I Kongres Geologiczny (First Geological Congress) (2008) .
  • Numerical simulation of magma mixing – from macro to micro scale – the XXth meeting of petrological group of PTMin.


Participation in international research projects

Selected projects:      

  • „International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP)-373: Correlation, anatomy and magmatic - hydrothermal evolution of felsic igneous systems in Eurasia. (2001-2003)
  • „Batolit Karkonoszy-Krkonoszy i jego metamorficzna osłona” („ Karkonosze batholith and its metamorphic envelope – Polish-Czech project (2000-2006)
  • "Reconstruction of feldspar crystallization path in magma mixed systems using CL method”. – project realized with TU Bergakademie Freiberg (funded by the Ministry of Education of the State of Saxony) – 2003
  • “Volcanic systems within the Central European Permocaboniferous intermontane basins and their basement – Lusatia – Silesia – Bohemia (VENTS) –German-Polish-Czech project (2006-  ) funded by the DAAD.
  • Evolution of continental accretion styles, from early continental nucleus to Himalayan-style collision: 1,000 Ma of crustal development in the Kaapvaal craton. !Khure project – sub-project 2B
  • "Rôle respectif de la croûte océanique subductée et du coin du manteau dans un environnement géodynamique de subduction" DyETI programme of INSU (2007 -) –participation in the French project - 01-02.2007 stay at the Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand as Chercheur Invites
  • 2010-2011 Participation in « Phobos sample return mission » project ; As a part of the "Phobos Sample Return Mission" programme and the agreement between the Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences and Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 2010; two subprojects: ” Studies on regolith from planetary bodies and their analogs - Development of geochemical models of  different types of extraterrestrial matter.” and „Elaboration of the methods of geochemical analysis of extraterrestrial matter.”
  • 2010-2012 Joint CNRS – PASci project. CNRS-PAS 2010-2012: Equilibration and reequilibration processes in Archaean granites (Equilibration and re-equilibration processes in Archaean granites).
  • 2011 -  IGCP-SIDA 599 The changing Early Earth – group leader on « Volatile flux ».
  • 2012 – 2014 7th EU FP No 285989 Regpot « ATLAB » WP leader – Enhancing expertise through workshops and conferences. 
  • TD1308 COST „Origin and evolution of life on Earth and in the Universe" MC member



  • Prof. H. Martin (Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France) - cooperation in the field of modeling of geochemical processes of generation and evolution of melts,
  • Prof. J. Goetze (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) - cooperation in research cathodoluminescnce,
  • Prof. Ch. Breitkreuz (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) - cooperation in the field of recognition of the Permian volcanism development (Karaków-Lubliniec zone),
  • Dr A. Renno (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) - cooperation in the field of recognition of the Permian volcanism development (Karaków-Lubliniec zone), and the use of minerals as petrogeneic indicators,
  • Prof. G. Woerner (Universitaet Goettingen, Germany) – cooperation in the field of use of geochemical tools to reconstruct the genesis of minerals and magmatic rocks,
  • Dr K. Simon (Universitaet Goettingen, Germany) - cooperation in the field of use of geochemical tools to reconstruct the genesis of minerals and magmatic rocks, especially LA ICP MS,
  • Dr R. Seltmann (NHM London, Great Britain) - cooperation in the field of use of geochemical tools to reconstruct the genesis of minerals and magmatic rocks, especially LA ICP MS; preparation of geochemical project within EU FP7 - Environment including climat change - Monitoring of mine sites in different climate zones (project under negotiation)
  • Dr A. Müller (Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse, Trondheim, Norway) - cooperation in the field of use of geochemical tools to reconstruct the genesis of minerals and magmatic rocks, especially LA ICP MS,
  • Prof. M. Stemprok (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) – cooperation in the field of recognition of granitic plutons origin,
  • Dr J. Żak (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) – cooperation in the field of recognition of structures produced during the movement of the melt in plutons of mixed origin,
  • Prof. U. Kloezli (Vienna University, Austria) – cooperation in the field of recognition of granitic plutons origin,
  • Prof. B. Kober (Heidelberg University) – cooperation in the field of determining isotopic composition of feldspars (lead isotopes)
  • Dr M. Hamada (Institute for Geothermal Science, Kyoto University) – subject of the water in anhydrous minerals for determination of the extent of hydration of the Earth's mantle in the early stage of Earth evolution (in Archean).
  • Prof. J. Hoefs (Universitaet Goettingen, Germany) – interraction  of mantle fluids with magmatic crustal rocks inArchean (oxygen isotopes research).
  • Dr B. Orberger (Départment of Earth Sciences, UMR IDES, Université Paris Sud XI) – early evolution of the Earth.
  • Prof. A. Finch (University of St. Andrew - Vice-President of Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland) – deterministic chaos and the structure of the mineral using luminescence techniques (a cooperation agreement signed on the initiative of A. Finch, under Erasmus programme until 2013).
  • Prof. Monika Koch-Mueller, Dr Richard Wirth, Dr Michael Wiedenbecke, Dr Hab. Hans-Juergen Foerster: GeoForschungs Zentrum Potsdam, Germany; accessory minerals, processese of apatite crystallization and recrystallization.
  • Prof. Cristina De Campos, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München


Number of citations: web of Science – 603 H=13

Research Gate 912 H=16; Google Scholar 1008 H=16


Projects of State Committee for Scientific Research and National Science Centre

  • „The kinetics of phase transitions in low-temperature deuteric processes” (6 6310 9102) –key investigator, (completed in 1991).
  •  „Conditions of migration of magma and the formation of igneous bodies - aspects of  geochemical kinetics and mineral equilibria (600689/01) – key investigator, (completed in 1993)
  •  „The structure and physico-chemical conditions of crystallization of analcite H (hydrothermal)” (6 PO4D 031 08) – key investigator – (completed in 1996)
  •  „Granitoid massif and its polygenic metamorphic envelope – geochemical-petrologic  model” (grant of State Committee for Scientific Research - 6 PO4D 032 08; Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology , Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw), key investigator, (project completed)
  •  „Mobilization of trace elements (REE, Mo, Sn, W, U, Be, Li) in the processes of hydrothermal alteration and weathering of igneous rocks of the Karkonosze massif and its significance for the development of the geochemical composition of soils – a subproject  „International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP)-373: Correlation, anatomy and magmatic - hydrothermal evolution of felsic igneous systems in Eurasia. (grant of State Committee for Scientific Research – 6 PO4D 02118), principal investigator, (project completed with an excellent mark)
  • „Petrogenesis Permo-Carboniferous volcanic rocks from the Boków area (Kaczawa Mts., the Sudetes) – modelling of the process of melting and crystallization of the melt basing on” (grant of State Committee for Scientific Research 3PO4D 041 22 - supervisory), principal investigator , (project completed with an excellent mark:)
  • “Model of crystallization path of feldspar from the Karkonosze Mountains massif as an example of melt evolution in an open system”. 2 P04D 002 26; University of Warsaw; principal investigator; grant completed and settled in 2006.
  •  “Generation and evolution of hornblende-biotite granite parental melt of the Strzegom-Sobotka massif”. 2 P04D 045 28 supervisory grant; principal investigator; completed: 22.01.2007.
  •  “Interdisciplinary research geophysical-geological-oceanological of Archipelago Franz Josef Land environmental, Russian Arctic”. N307 020 31/1652; contractor (no permission on the Russian side to carry out the research).
  • “Fractal differentiation - Hurst exponent and fractal dimension - as a tool for describing the heterogeneity of magmatic field reflected in geochemistry of a growing crystal” N N307 1766 33; principal investigator; completed.
  • “A multi-tool method of processing geochemical data from a small amount of the extraterrestrial substance originating with a multi-phase process”. Principal investigator; 2011/01/B/ST10/04541. Completed.
  • “Variability of isotopic ratios in early-archaic apatites as a source of information about the origin and evolution of water / volatile substances on the Earth”. Principal investigator; 2013/11/B/ST10/04753, completed.
  • “Hydrothermal system in late Archaean - its impact on an abiotic environment composition”; principal investigator. Running project (call OPUS 16) .


Staff training

The number of graduated masters     - 35 (including one graduation a the TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Bachelor's       theses              - 25

The number of PhD                - 8

Topics of PhD dissertations:

  • „Petrogenesis of the Permocarboniferous volcanic rocks in the Bolków area (Kaczawa Mts, Poland) – M. Pańczyk
  • Migracja pierwiastków ziem rzadkich w strefie hipergenicznej na obszarze masywu Karkonoszy” (Migration of rare earth elements in hypergenic zone in the area of the Karkonosze Mountains massif) – L. Galbarczyk-Gąsiorowska
  • Pochodzenie i ewolucja stopu macierzystego granitu hornblendowo-biotytowego z zachodniej części masywu strzegomskiego (The origin and evolution of hornblende-biotite granite parental melt from the western part of the Strzegom massif) – J. Domańska-Siuda
  • Zmienność geochemiczna lekkich i ciężkich pierwiastków ziem rzadkich w osadach wybranych jezior polodowcowych w Polsce (Geochemical variability of light and heavy rare earth elements in sediments of the selected glacial lakes in Poland) – K. Małecka
  • (co-supervisor) "Forms of occurrence of the rare earth elements in ores of rare metal deposits of Central Kazakhstan field region with determination of criteria and forecast of mineralization" Maksat Kembayev
  • „Usefulness of Polytopic Vector Analysis of apatite in recreating the path of magma mixing in a composite granitoid pluton of Karkonosze, SE Poland” – Katarzyna Lisowiec (K.Gros)
  •  “Apatite as an indicator of alteration processes occurring in Archaean Barberton greenstone belt (South Africa)” (Ł.Birski) (co-supervisor Dr R.Wirth)
  • “Exploring history of early Archean Isua supracrustal belt (SW Greenland) by investigation of H and Cl isotopes in apatite. (A.Wudarska) (co-supervisor Dr M.Wiedenbeck)

The number of PhD students currently under supervision                    - 1


  • First degree Individual Award of the Rector (2000) for the paper „Indicative significance of water environment in zeolitic structure - a study of experimentally grown cancrinite and analcime. Acta Geol.Pol., No 1, T. 49, pp 25-65.”
  • Visiting Profesor Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clermont Fernand (by all-university competition)  01-02.2007; 04-05.2009
  • Individual Awards of the Rector for teaching achievements: 1981, 1982
  • Individual Awards of the Rector for scientific achievements: 1996, 1997, 200, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Individual scholarship of Rector of University of Warsaw in years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008.
  • State decorations: The golden cross of merit 2016.



Last update: 31.01.2021