graduationWe are pleased to announce that by the resolution no. 5/V/2021 of 21 May 2021 the Scientific Council of the Polish Geological Institute-NRI unanimously conferred on Dr. Marcin Dąbrowski of the Lower Silesian Branch in Wrocław the academic degree of doctor habilitatus in the field of Exact and Natural Sciences in the discipline of Earth and Environmental Sciences.


Dr. hab. Marcin Dąbrowski completed geological studies at the Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Wrocław, specializing in exploration geology, receiving his MSc degree in 2002 with the thesis "PT and structural constraints on Variscan exhumation of eclogites in Śnieżnik Massif". In addition, in 2004 he obtained a Master of Science degree in Physics in Geophysics from the University of Warsaw, presenting the thesis entitled. "Numerical modeling of deformation textures". He received his Ph.D. degree in geophysics in 2008 from the Institute of Physics, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, based on his thesis "Anisotropy and heterogeneity in finite deformation - resolving vs. upscaling".

He received his habilitation after presenting a series of six thematically related publications, entitled. "Numerical modeling of the development of selected susceptible deformation structures under simple, pure and general shear conditions". His other research areas include tectonics, geodynamics and geomechanics, mechanical models applied to petrology, geothermology, flow in porous and fractured media and numerical methods.

Dr hab. Marcin Dąbrowski

Marcin Dąbrowski, Ph.D.

In 2008-2012 Marcin Dąbrowski was a postdoctoral fellow at the Physics of Geological Processes (PGP) Center of Excellence at the University of Oslo. In 2009 he was the coordinator of the Geodynamics group and in 2010-2012 he was the coordinator of the Earth Materials group at PGP. As of 2013, he has been employed at the Lower Silesia Branch of the Polish Geological Institute - NRI in Wrocław. He also conducted research at the University of Oslo in 2013-2019.

Since 2013 he has been working in the Lower Silesian Branch of PGI-NRI, at the Laboratory of Geological Processes Modelling which was later incorporated into the Center for Modelling of Geological Processes (CMPG). In the years to follow, he coordinated work for the Wrocław-located part of the CMPG team, which took part in several projects financed by the National Center for Research and Development (NCBiR), the National Center for Scientific Research (NCN) and the Ministry of the Environment. He was a leader for several research teams conducting tasks in the ShaleSeq and ShaleMech projects. One of Dr. Marcin Dąbrowski’s organizational achievements was the activities related to the creation of the computational cluster Neptune, which is used to perform serial numerical simulations at CMPG. As of 2019, Marcin Dąbrowski is the head of the Geological Processes Modeling Center at the Lower Silesia Branch of PGI-NRI.

Dąbrowski's publications include over 40 articles indexed in Web of Science. He is the author or co-author of about 200 conference papers, presented mainly during international conferences. In the years 2008-2021 he wrote several dozen reviews of scientific papers. He also prepared a review of the doctoral dissertation proceeding at ETH Zurich. Since 2011 he has co-organized paper sessions for EGU meetings in Vienna, and since 2020 he has served as an associate editor for the Geological Society of America Bulletin journal. He was an associate supervisor for 7 defended Ph.D. theses and supervised 6 MS theses. He is a member of the Polish Geological Society.

For his doctoral dissertation he was awarded the gold medal of JKM the King of Norway. He was also awarded for his teaching activities in PGP at the University of Oslo. He has received special awards from the Director of PGI-NRI three times, including a lifetime achievement award for scientific activity in 2019. He was also awarded in the category of Achievement in the competition "Geology 2019" organized by the Ministry of Environment.

We sincerely congratulate Marcin Dąbrowski and wish him further scientific success!

Translated by Tomasz Trzpil (PGI-NRI)