Małgorzata Lempart-Drozd, PhD


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Institute of Geological Sciences Polish Academy of Sciences
Research Centre in Cracow
Senacka 1, 31-002 Kraków, Poland

Research interest:

The field of experimental mineralogy:

  • an interaction of micro- and nanoplastic with minerals (current activity, pilot studies),
  • methods for minerals identification and characterization: infrared spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy, thermal analysis with evolved gas analysis (TG-QMS), X-ray diffraction,
  • minerals group of apatites (synthetic and natural species, modern and fossil bioapatites, lead apatites)– thermal decomposition, examination fossil bioaptite preservation: crystallinity index and C/P ratio determination, carbonates substitution identification and determination,
  • minerals group of chlorites (Fe-Mg series)– thermal decomposition, crystalochemical properties, structural characterization,
  • the studies of thermal decomposition of minerals, especially the dehydrogenation vs. the dehydroxylation of Fe(II)-bearing phylloslicates/sillicates.

Education/ academic degree:

  • 2015-2020 - Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences. Thesis: Dehydrogenation and dehydroxylation during thermal decomposition of Mg–Fe chlorites, supervisor: Dr hab. Arkadiusz Derkowski, prof. ING PAN.
  • 2011-2012 – Master Degree in Mining Geology, AGH University of Sciences and Technology, Cracow. Thesis: The effect of carbonate ions on formation, structure and properties of hydroxylmimetite Pb5(AsO4)3OH, supervisior: Dr hab.inż Maciej Manecki, prof. AGH.
  •  2007-2011 – Bachlor degree in Mining and Geology, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow. Thesis: Growth and mineralogical characteristic of monocrystal, supervisior: Dr hab.inż Maciej Manecki, prof. AGH.

Professional experience:

  • Assistant Professor in the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Aug 2021 - till now
  • Research Assistant in the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jan. 2017 – July 2021,
  • Acting Manager of Clay Minerals Laboratory, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Aug. 2015-Nov.2020, 
  • Laboratory Technician in ClayLab in the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jan.2016 – Dec.2016
  • PhD internship in the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jan.2015 – Dec.2016
  • Independent Technician Specialist, Leader of Scientific Research Laboratory, Institute for Applied Geology, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland – Jan.2013 – Dec.2014

Research projects/grants:

  • Micro- and nanoplastic interactions with minerals. Statutory research grant IGS PAS, Project Coordiantor - Jan.2023-till now

  • The study of heteroaggregation of micro- and nanoplastics with suspended minerals in aqueous solutions. Statutory research grant IGS PAS, Project Coordiantor - Jan.2022-Dec.2022

  • The mechanism of dehydrogenation and dehydroxylation in chlorites. PRELUDIUM 14, Polish National Science Centre, grant number 2017/27/N/ST10/02544. Project leader - Jul.2018 – Dec.2019.

  • Stratigraphy, depositional and post-depositional processes at the Paleolithic cave sites in Central Asia. OPUS 15 Polish National Science Centre, grant number 2018/29/B/ST10/00906. Executor - Apr. 2019 to Apr. 2022
  • The study of thermal transformation of Mg-Fe series of chlorite. Grant for young researchers funded by IGS-PAS internal research. Project leader – Jun.2016 – Jun.2017
  •  Chlorite as smectite nanocomposite. Grant for young researchers funded by IGS-PAS internal research. Project leader – Jun.2015 – Jun.2016


  • Marynowski L., Goryl M., Lempart-Drozd M., Bucha M., Majewski M., Stępie M., Loręc R., Brocks J., Simoneit B.R.T. (2023) Differences in hemicellulose composition and pectin detection in Eocene and Miocene xylites, Chemical Geology 624, 121416,

  • Lempart-Drozd M., Mrokowska M., Goleń J., Zych Ł.. - abstract: Homoaggregation of environmentally realistic polystyrene microplastic; International Conference Plastic Pollution from Macro to Nano, Lanzarote, MICRO 2022. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7216588

  • Lempart-Drozd M., Błachowski A., Gumsley A., Ciesielska Z. (2022) Thermal decomposition of minnesotaite and dehydrogenation during Fe2+ oxidation, with implications for redox reactions in Banded Iron Formations; Chemical Geology,

  • Wudarska A., Wiedenbeck M., Słaby E., Lempart-Drozd M., Harris C., Joachimski M.M., Lécuyer C., MacLeod K.G., Pack A., Vennemann T., Couffignal F., Feng D., Glodny J., Kusebauch C., Mayanna S., Rocholl A., Speir L., Sun Y., Wilke F.D.H., 2022. Inter-laboratory characterisation of apatite reference materials for oxygen isotope analysis and associated methodological considerations. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, doi: 10.1111/ggr.12416

  • Quesnel B., Truche L., Cathelineau M., Boiron M.Ch., Lempart-Drozd M., Rigaudier T., Derkowski A., Gaucher E. C. (2022) Significance of H2 and CO release during thermal treatment of natural phyllosilicate-rich rocks; Chemical Geology, vol. 588, 120647

  • Marynowski L., Bucha M., Lempart-Drozd M., Stępień M., Kondratowicz M., Smolarek-Lach J., Rybicki M., Goryl M., Brocks J. and Simoneit R.R.T (2021) Preservation of hemicellulose remnants in sedimentary organic matter; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta;

  • Stefaniak K., Stachowicz-Rybka R., Borówka R. K.,…Lempart M., Wach B., Niska M., Made J.,Stachowicz K., Lenarczyk J., Piątek J., Kovalchuk O (2020) Browsers, grazers or mix-feeders? Study of the diet of extinct Pleistocene Eurasian forest rhinoceros Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jäger, 1839) and woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (Blumenbach, 1799); Quaternary International, in-press, 10.1016/j.quaint.2020.08.039
  • Lempart M., Derkowski A., Strączek T., Kapusta Cz. (2020) Systematics of H2 and H2O evolved from chlorites during oxidative dehydrogenation; American Mineralogist; 105, 932–944.
  • Luberda-Durnaś K., Szczerba M., Lempart M., Ciesielska Z., Derkowski A. (2019) Layers stacking disorder in Mg-Fe chlorites based on powder X-ray diffraction data; American Mineralogist; 105, 353-362.
  • Lempart M., Manecki M., Kwaśniak-Kominek M., Matusik J., Bajda T. (2019) Accommodation of the carbonate ion in lead hydroxyl arsenate (hydroxylmimetite) Pb5(AsO4)3OH, Polyhedron, 161, 330-337.
  • Lempart M., Derkowski A., Luberda-Durnaś K. , Skiba M., Błachowski A. (2018) Dehydrogenation and dehydroxylation as drivers of the thermal decomposition of Fe-chlorites; American Mineralogist, 103, 1837-1850.
  • Kwaśniak-Kominek M., Manecki M., Matusik J., Lempart M. (2017) Carbonate substitution in lead hydroxyapatite Pb5(PO4)3OH; Journal of Molecular Structure, 1147, 594-602.
  • Labus M., Lempart M. (2017) Studies of Polish Paleozoic shale rocks using FTIR and TG/DSC methods, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 161, 311-318.
  • Lempart M., Labus M. (2015) Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in researching the mineral carbonation processes of cement materials, in terms of CO2 sequestration, Nafta-Gaz , Tom 71/12, 998-1004