Prof. Dr Hab. Eng. Marek Michalik

Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
Position: Professor
Functions: Member of the Committee of Mineralogical Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (2005-2006; 2007-2010; 2011-2014); Vice-president of the Mineralogical Society of Poland (2009-2010; 2011-2012; 2013-2014); Member of the Executive Committee of Elements

Functions in previous years: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences (2005-2007; 2007-2011); President of the Mineralogical Society of Poland (2005-2006; 2007-2008); National representative to International Mineralogical Association (2009-2010; 2011-2012) and European Mineralogical Union (2009-2010; 2011-2012); Member of the Committee Planet Earth, Polish Academy of Sciences (2007-2009)

Room: 3.13
Phone: +48 604 147 828
E-mail: or

Consultations terms


Research interests:

  • Mineralogy and geochemistry of low-temperature processes
  • Igneous rocks petrology
  • Mineralogy, geochemistry and environmental impact of biomass and coal combustion products
  • Aerosols, their origin and sources
  • Utilization of slags and ashes


Current focus is on:

  • Sources of aerosols in Kraków
  • Wastes incineration slags


Professional career


Recent publications

Kajdas B., Michalik M.J., Migoń P., 2016. Mechanisms of granite alteration into grus, Karkonosze granite, SW Poland. Catena, 150, 230-245.

Jerzykowska, I., Majzlan, J., Michalik, M., Göttlicher, J., Steininger, R., Blachowski, A. & Ruebenbauer, K., 2014. Mineralogy and speciation of Zn and As in Fe-oxide-clay aggregates in the mining waste at the MVT Zn-Pb deposits near Olkusz, Poland. Chemie der Erde/Geochemistry, 74: 393–406.

Wilczyńska-Michalik,  W., Moryl,  R., Sobczyk, J. & Michalik, M., 2014. Composition of coal combustion by-products: the importance of combustion technology.  Fuel Processing Technology, 124: 35–43.

Uzarowicz, Ł., Segvic B., Michalik, M. & Bylina, P., 2012. The effect of hydrochemical conditions and pH of the environment on phyllosilicate transformations in the weathering zone of pyrite-bearing schists in Wieściszowice (SW Poland). Clay Minerals, 47: 401–417.

Chmielarz, L., Wojciechowska, M., Rutkowska, M., Adamski, A., Węgrzyn, A., Kowalczyk, A., Dudek, B., Boron, P., Michalik, M. & Matusiewicz, A., 2012. Acid-activated vermiculites as catalysts of the DeNO(x) process. Catalysis Today, 191: 25–31.

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