Michał Bukała, PhD

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

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
E-mail: m.bukala@ingpan.krakow.pl





My research interest has evolved from metamorphic petrology towards (micro)structural geology, placing emphasis on the role of fluid-rock interactions and deformation caused by seismic activity under high-pressure conditions. I utilize various techniques such as thermobarometry, thermodynamic modeling, EBSD and µ-CT, as well as U-Pb and Ar/Ar geochronological techniques.

So far, the results of my research have been applied to understanding the geodynamics of Scandinavia, Svalbard, and the Greenland Caledonides. Recently, I focused on the younger orogenic setting of the Betics in Southeast Spain and the Carpathians in southern Poland and northern Slovakia.

Currently I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Andalusian Earth Science Institute (CSIC & UGr) in Armilla (Granada), Spain: www.iact.ugr-csic.es This positions is a part of “Juan de la Cierva” Fellowship (JFJC2021-047505-I) funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/ 501100011033 and CSIC. As a Postdoc I am working on the petrology of dehydration of serpentinites in paleo-subduction terranes in the Betics.

Principal research interests:

metamorphic petrology, structural geology, microstructural analysis,
conventional / trace elements thermobarometry, thermodynamic modelling, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), 

Academic degrees:

2021 – PhD in Earth Sciences - Geology
          Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
          AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków (Poland)
          Thesis:Subduction processes recorded by the Baltica outer margin in the Scandinavian Caledonides”
          Supervisor: Prof. Jarosław Majka

2016 – MSc in Geology  -  applied mineralogy and petrology
          Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Wrocław (Poland)
          Thesis: „Sulfides from mantle xenoliths hosted in basalts of the Lower Silesia, Poland”
          Supervisor: Prof. Jacek Puziewicz

2014 – BSc in Geology
          Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Wrocław (Poland)
          Supervisor: Prof. Jacek Puziewicz

Professional career:

January 2023 now
          Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
          Andalusian Earth Science Institute (CSIC & UGr)
          Armilla (Granada), (Spain)

May 2022 now
          Position: Assistant Editor
          De Gruyter Poland
          Journals: High Temperature Materials and Processes, Journal of Mechical Behavior of Materials, Nonlinear Engineering

August 2021 December 2022
          Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
          Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS-PAS)
          Kraków Research Centre, Kraków (Poland)

May 2021 – July 2021
          Position: Research assistant
          Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS-PAS)
          Kraków Research Centre, Kraków (Poland)


Peer-reviewed papers:

[19] Barnes CJ, Zack T, Bukała M, Rosel D, Mark C, Schneider D. (2024) Dating metamorphic processes and identifying 87Sr/86Sr inheritance using volume-coupled Rb/Sr geochronology and geochemistry of in situ white mica: A demonstration with HP/LT rocks from Syros, Greece. Chemical Geology; 122149. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2024.122149   

[18] Bukała M, Hidas K, Klonowska I, Barnes CJ, Fassmer K, Majka J. (2024) Dehydration-driven deformation of eclogite: interplay between fluid discharge and rheology. J Metamorph Geol.; 1-24. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12765

[17] Ducharme TA, Schneider DA, Grasemann B, Bukała M, Camacho A, Larson K, Soukis K. (2024) Syn-exhumation metasomatic glaucophane-phengite-quartz veins formed at moderate pressures: exploring the control of fO 2 and bulk composition on nominally HP metamorphic assemblages. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology; 179, 21. doi: 10.1007/s00410-024-02101-8

[16] Barnes CJ, Gilio M, Bukała M, Włodek A, Majka J, Smit M, Alvaro M. (2023) Garnet quartz inclusion thermobarometry and Lu–Hf chronology detail the pre-ultra-high pressure metamorphic history of the Grapesvare nappe, Scandinavian Caledonides. Journal of Petrology; 64(12), egad086. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egad086

[15] Młynarska M, Collet S, Anczkiewicz R, Turniak K, Bukała M, Mazur S. (2023) Vestiges of late Cambrian arc-related magmatism within the Variscan belt of Europe: Zircon geochronological and whole-rock geochemical data from the Leszczyniec Metaigneous Complex, Sudetes, Poland. Lithos; 460-461, 107394. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2023.107394 

[14] Barnes CJ, Schenider DA, Majka J, Camacho A, Bukała M. (2023) 40Ar/39Ar dates controlled by white mica deformation and strain localization: insights from comparing in-situ laser ablation and single-grain fusion techniques. J Metamorph Geol. 41(9), 1143-1166. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12739

[13] Barnes CJ, Majka J, Callegari R, Walczak K, Ziemniak G, Bukała M. (2023) Ordovician-Silurian deformation of the Neoproterozoic upper gneiss unit in the northern Seve Nappe Complex: Implications for subduction of the Baltican margin. J Geol Soc. 180(4): jgs2022-161. doi: 10.1144/jgs2022-161

[12] Barnes CJ, Bukała M, Callegari R, Walczak K, Kooijman E, Kielman-Schmitt M, Majka J. (2022) Zircon and monazite reveal late Cambrian / early Ordovician partial melting of the Central Seve Nappe Complex, Scandinavian Caledonides. Contrib Mineral Petrol; 177:92. doi: 10.1007/s00410-022-01958-x

[11] Mazur S, Majka J, Barnes CJ, McClelland W, Bukała M, Janák M, Kośmińska K. (2022) Exhumation of the high-pressure Richarddalen Complex in NW Svalbard - insights from 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. Terra Nova.; 34: 330-339. doi: 10.1111/ter.12597

[10] Walczak K, Ziemniak G, Barnes CJ, Callegari R, Bukała M, Kielman-Schmitt M, et al. (2022) Late neoproterozoic extended continental margin development recorded by the Seve Nappe Complex of the northern Scandinavian Caledonides. Lithos; 417-418; 106640. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2022.106640

[9] Fassmer K, Froitzheim N, Janák M, Strohmeyer M, Bukała M, Lagos M, et al. (2021) Diachronous arc-continent collision in the Seve Nappe Complex: evidence from Lu-Hf geochronology of eclogites (Norrbotten, North Sweden). J Metamorph Geol.; 39(7): 819–42. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12591

[8] Barnes CJ, Majka J, Bukała M, Nääs E, Rousku S. (2021) Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of a metasomatic calc-silicate in the Tsäkkok Lens, Scandinavian Caledonides. Geol Geophys Environ.; 47(1): 21–31. doi: 10.7494/geol.2021.47.1.21

[7] Bukała M, Barnes CJ, Jeanneret P, Hidas K, Mazur S, Almqvist BS, et al. (2020) Brittle deformation during eclogitization of early Paleozoic blueschist. Front Earth Sci.; 8:594452. doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.594453

[6] Bukała M, Majka J, Walczak K, Włodek A, Schmitt M, Zagórska A. (2020) U-Pb zircon dating of migmatitic paragneisses and garnet amphibolites form the high-pressure Seve Nappe Complex in Kittalfjäll, Swedish Caledonides. Minerals.; 10(4): 295. doi:10.3390/min10040295

[5] Barnes CJ, Jeanneret P, Kullerud K, Majka J, Schneider DA, Bukała M, et al. (2020) Exhumation of the high‐pressure Tsäkkok Lens, Swedish Caledonides: Insights from the structural and white mica 40Ar/39Ar geochronological record. Tectonics; 39(7): e2020TC006242.  doi: 10.1029/2020TC006242

[4] Holmberg J, Bukała M, Jeanneret P, Klonowska I, Majka J. (2019) Decompressional equilibration of the Midsund granulite from Otrøy, Western Gneiss Region, Norway. Geol Carpath.; 70(6):471–82. doi: 10.2478/geoca-2019-0027

[3] Barnes CJ, Majka J, Schneider D, Walczak K, Bukała M, Kośmińska K, et al. (2019) High-spatial resolution dating of monazite and zircon reveals timing of subduction-exhumation of the Vaimok Lens in the Seve Nappe Complex (Scandinavian Caledonides). Contrib Mineral Petrol.; 174(1): 5. doi: 10.1007/s00410-018-1539-1

[2] Bukała M, Klonowska I, Barnes CJ, Majka J, Kośmińska K, Janák M, et al. (2018) UHP metamorphism recorded by phengite eclogite from the Caledonides of northern Sweden: P-T path and tectonic implications. J Metamorph Geol.; 36(5): 547–66. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12306

[1] Wojtulek PM, Puziewicz J, Ntaflos T, Bukała M. (2016) Podiform chromitites from the Variscan ophiolite serpentinites of Lower Silesia (SW Poland): petrologic and tectonic setting implications. Geol Q.; 60(1): 56–66. doi: 10.7306/gq.1238


Selected awards and achievements

2022     Award for the best PhD thesis in the field of mineralogy and petrology given by the Mineralogical Society of Poland (PTMin)
2019     Scholarship for the best PhD student at AGH University of Science and Technology
2018     Ryszard Kryza Young Researcher Award – for the best oral presentation at
              25th Meeting of the Petrology Group of the Mineralogical Society of Poland (Poland)
2017     Award for the best poster presentation at 12th International Eclogite Conference (Sweden)
2015    Scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education - for the best students in Poland
2014     Leader and organizer of the Student Geological Expedition "Scandinavia 2014" awarded as
              „2nd Students' Expedition of the Year" by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education