Position: Assistant Professor
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Research Centre in Wrocław
ul. Podwale 75, 50-449 Wrocław, POLAND
tel. +48 71 337 63 42
Geochemistry, Igneous petrology, Ore minerals, Mid-ocean ridges, Planetary geology
Education and former appointments:
2018–2020 – Post-doc at the Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
2015–2016 – Inorganic geochemist during IODP Expedition 360 on board Joides Resolution (USA)
2014–2018 – Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)
2012–2014 – M.Sc. in Mineralogy, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)
2010–2012 – B.Sc. in Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
Pieterek, B., Ciazela, J.*, Boulanger, M., Lazarov, M., Wegorzewski, A., Pańczyk, M., Strauss, H., Dick, H.J.B., Muszynski, A., Koepke, J., Kuhn, T., Czupyt, Z., and France, L. Sulfide enrichment along igneous layer boundaries in the lower oceanic crust: IODP Hole U1473A, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Accepted pending moderate revisions.
Principal Investigator of research projects:
2021–2025 Towards understanding endogenous ore formation on Mars: new data from ExoMars/TGO and geochemical fingerprinting of meteorites. Funding: National Science Centre Poland, program OPUS 19, grant no. 2020/37/B/ST10/01420 (912,408 PLN).
2021–2022 Towards prospecting ore deposits on Mars: remote sensing of the planetary field analogue in the Rio Tinto mining area, Spain. Funding: Europlanet2024-research infrastructure, grant no. 20-EPN2-020 (~5,000 EUR).
2020–2023 Sulfide differentiation and enrichment in metals at the lower oceanic crust and crust-mantle transition zone: ICDP OmanDP holes. Funding: National Science Centre Poland, program OPUS 17, grant no. 2019/33/B/ST10/03016 (797,281 PLN).
2019–2020 Sulfide differentiation and enrichment in metals in the lower oceanic crust: IODP Holes 735B & U1473A, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge. Funding: InterRidge (5,000 USD).
2018–2022 Estimating metal budget of selected volcanic provinces on Mars using new data from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission. Funding: program GEO-INTER-APLIKACJE supported by NCBiR (117,640 PLN). Co-PIs are A. Muszyński & O. Solovov.
2017–2020 Migration of chalcophile metals through the lower oceanic crust: Insights from IODP Site 1473. Funding: National Science Centre Poland, program PRELUDIUM 12, grant no. 2016/23/N/ST10/00288 (122,256 PLN).
2017–2018 Sulfide-rich interval discovered deep in the lower crust (U1473A, Atlantis Bank, SWIR). Funding: ECORD Research Grant (2,415 EUR).
2016–2017 Sulfur and chalcophile element profile in the slow-spreading lower oceanic crust: Hole 1473A, Atlantis Bank. Funding: The Graduate Academy of Leibniz Universität Hannover, grant no. 60421784 (4,950 EUR).
2013–2017 Circulation of copper and other chalcophile elements within sub-Moho mantle and oceanic crust. Funding: Ministry of Science and Higher Education, grant no. DI2012 2057 42 (195,635 PLN).
Supervisor/Co-Investigator of research projects:
2020–2024 Procesy kontrolujące budżet pierwiastków chalkofilnych i syderofilnych w skałach płaszcza litosferycznego o zróżnicowanej historii geochemicznej. Funding: Ministry of Science and Higher Education, grant no. DI2019 009349 (220,000 PLN). Project Co-supervisor (the PI is my student, H. Mazurek)
2020–2023 Copper and iron stable isotopes as tracers of non-ferrous historical metal objects - validation to the metal provenance studies. Funding: National Science Centre Poland, program PRELUDIUM 18, grant no. 2019/35/N/ST10/04524 (209,453 PLN). Project Co-Investigator (the PI is K. Kądziołka)
2019–2022 Melt-mantle reaction and potential metal enrichment along the subcontinental crust-mantle transition zone (Balmuccia massif, Italy). Funding: National Science Centre Poland, program PRELUDIUM 16, grant no. 2018/31/N/ST10/02146 (209,867 PLN). Project supervisor (the PI is my PhD student, B. Pieterek)
2016–2018 A profile of multiple sulfur, oxygen, and strontium isotopes and related chalcophile elements through the lower slow-spreading crust (IODP Expedition 360, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge). Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), grant no. KO 1723/23-1 (44,470.50 EUR). Project Co-Investigator. The PIs are J. Koepke & H. Strauss
2021 Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scientists (36 x 5,390 PLN/month)
2020 International Geological Congress (IGC) Geohost travel support (2,000 USD)
2019 Roland Schlich Travel Support (655 EUR)
2018 START scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (28,000 PLN)
2018 JSPS Standard Fellowship (24 x 362,000 JPY/month, declined due to coincidence with another appointment)
2017 Completion Grant of the Leibniz Universität Hannover (6 x 1,300 EUR/month)
2017 IP@Leibniz scholarship for a research stay abroad (1,200 EUR)
2016 European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) Early Science Career Ambassador award (835 EUR)
2016 Travel grant of Graduierten Akademie to attend AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco (800 EUR)
2016 Travel grant of Graduierten Akademie to attend Goldschmidt Conference in Yokohama (800 EUR)
2016 IP@Leibniz scholarship for a research stay abroad (1,200 EUR)
2016 DAAD Research Assistantship at the Leibniz University Hannover (6 x 450 EUR/month)
2015 ECORD Scholarship (500 EUR)
2015 MagellanPlus travel grant to attend IODP workshop Indian Ocean Crust & Mantle Drilling at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA (1,600 EUR)
2015 the EGU Young Scientist’s Travel Award (475 EUR)
2014 Lower Saxony Scholarship (500 EUR, declined due to coincidence with another scholarship)
2014 The Kulczyk Family Fund Scholarship (9 x 750 PLN/month)
2014 Studencki Nobel Award for the second-best student in Poland (~5,000 PLN)
2014 Dean’s graduation award for the best graduating student of the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University (~200 PLN)
2014 Studencki Nobel Award for the best student of the Wielkopolska region (~2,500 PLN)
2014 Studencki Nobel Award for the best student of the Adam Mickiewicz University (~1,000 PLN)
2014 DAAD Scholarship for a MSc program in Germany – extension (2 x 750 EUR/month)
2013 The Marshal's Scholarship of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship (3,000 PLN)
2013 DAAD Scholarship for a MSc program in Germany (10 x 750 EUR/month)
2013 PGNiG Foundation Scholarship (5,000 PLN)
2013 The Diamentowy Grant award of Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland (48 x 2,500 PLN/month)
2013 Studencki Nobel Award for the best student of natural science in the Wielkopolska region
2013 Studencki Nobel Award for the best student of the Adam Mickiewicz University (~1,000 PLN)
2012 PGNiG Foundation Scholarship (5,000 PLN)
2012 The Kulczyk Family Fund Scholarship (9 x 750 PLN/month)