Dr Magdalena Mrokowska

Assistant Professor, Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
addres: Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw
phone: +48 22 6915-849, e-mail: m.mrokowska@igf.edu.pl


  • 2014 PhD, thesis entitled: Evaluation of resistance to flow during flood wave propagation
  • 2010 – 2014 PhD studies, Institute of Geophysics PAS
  • 2010 MSc eng, thesis entitled: Modelling of passive contaminants spreading in Wkra river based on a tracer test
  • 20072008 Wageningen University, Grant holder of the Student Exchange Program of the European Union SOCRATES ERASMUS
  • 2005 – 2010 Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Interfaculty Study of Environmental Protection
  • 2003 – 2005 Mathematics, University of Warsaw


Institute of Geophysics PAS

  • Assistant Professor, from 2014
  • Research Assistant, 2011-2014

Scholarships and awards

  • Award of Director of Institute of Geophysics for outstanding publication record in 2015
  • Award of the Scientific Board of Institute of Geophysics PAS for outstanding PhD thesis

Research interests

  • Two phase flows (1) bed load transport in steady and unsteady flow (2) sedimentation of particles (3) propagation of turbidity currents
  • Resistance to flow in steady and unsteady flow
  • Open channel flow experimental methods, laboratory measurements

Research Grants

  • Principal investigator of Young Researchers Grant of IGF PAS: Physical modeling of particles settling in density stratified fluid (2016 - 2017)
  • Principal investigator of Young Researchers Grant of IGF PAS: Setting up laboratory hydraulic channel - construction and preliminary research (2014 - 2016)
  • Principal investigator of the research project funded by National Science Centre, (2011/01/N/ST10/07395):  Resistance to flow under flood conditions (2011- 2016)
  • Researcher – team member. Project Iuventus Plus funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, (028772): The analysis of two-dimensional warm water transport in flowing surface waters (2014)

Membership in organizations

  • IAHR, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
  • Reviewer for: Journal of Hydraulic Research, Acta Geophysica, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 34th International School of Hydraulics
  • Organising committee member: 32th and 34th  International School of Hydraulics

Publications on Web of Science lists

Mrokowska M.M., Rowiński P.M., Książek L., Strużyński A., Wyrębek M., Radecki-Pawlik A., 2016: Flume experiments on gravel bed load transport in unsteady flow – preliminary results, In (eds. P. Rowiński, A. Marion) Hydrodynamic and mass transport at freshwater aquatic interfaces. Geoplanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 221-233, DOI 10.1007/978-319-27750-9_18
Mrokowska, M. M., Rowiński, P. M., and Kalinowska, M. B., 2015: A methodological approach of estimating resistance to flow under unsteady flow conditions, Hydrology and Earth Sysem Sciences, 19, 4041-4053, DOI 10.5194/hess-19-4041-2015
Mrokowska M.M., Rowiński R.M., Kalinowska M.B., 2015: Evaluation of friction velocity in unsteady flow experiments, Journal of Hydraulic Research, 53(5), 659-669,  DOI 10.1080/00221686.2015.1072853
Mrokowska M.M., Rowiński P.M., Kalinowska, M.B., 2013: The uncertainty of measurements in river hydraulics – the case of the friction velocity evaluation based on an unrepeatable experiment, In (ed. P. Rowiński) Experimental and Computational Solutions of Hydraulic Problems; Series: GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences; Springer Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 195-206, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-30209-1_13
Mrokowska M.M., M. Osuch, 2011: Assessing validity of the dead zone model to characterize transport of contaminants in Wkra River, In (ed. P. Rowiński)  Experimental methods in hydraulic research, Experimental Methods in Hydraulic Research, Geoplanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 235-246; DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-17475-9_16

Other publications

Mrokowska M.M., Rowiński R.M., Kalinowska M.B, 2014:  Experimental study of friction slope in unsteady non-unform flow in rectangular channel, 3rd IAHR Europe Congress, Book of Proceedings, 2014, Porto-Portugal, ISBN 978-989-96479-2-3
Mrokowska M.M., P.M. Rowiński, 2012: Calculability of resistance to flow under flood conditions, In: Water - infinitely deformable but still limited - Proceedings of the 2nd IAHR Europe Congress, 27 - 29 June 2012, Technische Universität München. (eds.) Peter Rutschmann, Markus Grünzner, Stephan Hötzl, USB-Stick, Paper C12, 6 pages ISBN 978-3-943683-03-5