dr hab. Tomasz Janik prof. PAN

Associate Professor - Head of Department

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Department of Lithospheric Research
Ks. Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa
tel.: +48 22 6915 784
email: janik@igf.edu.pl


2011 habilitation, IGF PAS
1996 PhD in the field of natural sciences, IGF PAS
1978 MSc in physical oceanography, University of Gdańsk


1978 - Department of Lithospheric Research IGF PAS

Scientific interests

  • deep seismic soundings
  • structure of the Earth's crust and upper mantle

Leadership or participation in research projects

The field measurements are an integral part of the research work in experimental seismology. I participated in many experiments (active and passive) that were carried out in various parts of Europe and in polar regions (Spitsbergen, Western Antarctica) to identify the deep lithosphere structure. The implemented projects are large research programs carried out in wide international cooperation.

Litosfera 1979 Poland, Ukraine
 Antarktyka Zach. (I) 1979-1980 South Shetland Islands, Bransfield Strait
Antarktyka Zach. (II) 1984-1985 South Shetland Islands - Adelaide Island
SPITSBERGEN’85 1985 West Spitsbergen
LT-7 1987 Poland, NRD
Antarktyka Zach. (III) 1987-1988 South Shetland Islands, Bransfield Strait
Antarktyka Zach. (IV) 1990-1991 South Shetland Islands, Bransfield Strait
SVEKA’91      1991 Finland
 LT-7 (continuation) 1992 Poland
TTZ-PL 1993 Poland
FENNIA 1994 Finland
EUROBRIDGE’95 1995 Lithuania
GRANU’95 1995 Poland, Germany
EUROBRIDGE’96 1996 Lithuania, Belarus
TOR 1996-1997 Denmark, Germany, Sweden
POLONAISE’97 1997 Poland, Lithuania, Germany
EUROBRIDGE’97 1997 Belarus, Ukraine
SVEKALAPKO 1998-1999 Finland, Russia
DOBRE’99 1999 Ukraine
CELEBRATION 2000 2000 Poland, Belarus, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Russia
VRANCEA 2001 2001 Hungary, Romania
SUDETES 2003 2003 Polska, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany
GRUNDY 2003 2003 Poland
PASSEQ 2006 Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Czech Republic
DOBRE-2 2007 East Ukraine, Crimea
HUKKA 2007 2007 Finland
PANCAKE (DOBRE-3) 2008 Ukraine, Hungary
DOBRE-4 2009 Ukraine
POLCRUST-01 2010 Poland
DOBRE-5 2011 Ukraine: Dobruja - Crimea
KOKKY 2012-2013 Finland
GEORIFT 2013 2013 Belarus, Ukraine
RomUkrSeis 2014 Romania, Ukraine

Honors and membership

  • 1983, 1986, award of the Polish Academy of Sciences (teamwork, lithosphere physics)
  • 1999-2002, member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, representative of younger scientists
  • 2011-present, member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Geophysics PAS
  • 2012-present, member of the Committee of Geophysics PAS
  • 2013-present, member of the Consultative Board for the Research Drilling Program of the Polish Geological Survey
  • 2013-present, member of the Editorial Board of the Geophysical Journal, Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine, Kiev
  • 2014-present, member of the Editorial Board of Geoinformatika, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Long-term internships and scientific cooperation with colleagues from Finland

  • Subjects: ”Detailed analysis of S-waves registered during deep seismic soundings experiments in Finland (SVEKA’81, SVEKA’91, FENNIA, BALTIC, POLAR)”; „"Recognizing the structure of the crust and the upper mantle in the area of the Baltic Shield" carried out in cooperation with colleagues from the University of Oulu and Helsinki. Financed by funds from the exchange between the PAN and the Academy of Finland as well as grants from the Academy of Finland and Academy of Sciences and Letters.
    1984, 1986, Award of the Polish Academy of Sciences (teamwork, lithosphere physics)
  • Research stays at the University of Oulu, Finland
    • 2009r. - 2 months 
    • 2008r. - 3 months 
    • 2007r. - 3 months 
    • 2006r. - 3 months 
    • 2005r. - 3 months
    • 1984r. - 3 months 

Major publications

  1. Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Yegorova, T., Farfuliak, L., Czuba, W., Środa, P., Thybo, H., Artiemieva, I., Sosson, M., Volfman Y., Kolomiyets, K., Lysynchuk, D., Omelchenko, V., Gryn, D., Guterch, A., Komminaho, K., Legostaeva, O., Tiira, T., Tolkunov, A., 2015.
    Seismic model of the crust and upper mantle in the Scythian Platform: the DOBRE-5 profile across the Northwestern Black Sea and the Crimean Peninsula.
    Geophysical Journal International, 201 (1): 406-428, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv018
  2. Janik, T., Grad, M., Guterch, A., Środa, P., 2014.
    The deep seismic structure of the Earth's crust along the Antarctic Peninsula - A summary of the results from Polish geodynamical expeditions.
    Global and Planetary Change, 123, 213-222, DOI:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.08.018
  3. Malinowski, M., Guterch, A., Narkiewicz, M., Probulski, J., Maksym, A., Majdański, M., Środa, P., Czuba, W., Gaczyński, E., Grad, M., Janik, T., Jankowski, L., Adamczyk, A., 2013.
    Deep seismic reflection profile in Central Europe reveals complex pattern of Paleozoic and Alpine accretion at the East European Craton margin.
    Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1–6, doi:10.1002/grl.50746
  4. Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Lysynchuk, D., Środa, P., Czuba, W., Kolomiyets, K., Aleksandrowski, P., Gintov, O., Omelchenko V., Komminaho K., Guterch A., Tiira T., Gryn D., Legostaeva O., Thybo H., Tolkunov A., 2013.
    Mesozoic(?) lithosphere-scale buckling of the East European Craton in southern Ukraine: DOBRE-4 deep seismic profile.
    Geophysical Journal International 195 (2), 740-766, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt292
  5. Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Kolomiyets K., Czuba W., Środa P., Grad M., Kovács I., Stephenson R., Lysynchuk D., Thybo H., Artemieva I.M., Omelchenko V., Gintov O., Kutas R., Gryn D., Guterch A., Hegedűs E., Komminaho K., Legostaeva O., Tiira T., Tolkunov A., 2013.
    Seismic velocity model of the crust and upper mantle along profile PANCAKE across the Carpathians between the Pannonian Basin and the East European Craton.
    Tectonophysics 608., 1049-1072, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.07.008
  6. Janik, T., Grad, M., Guterch, A., Vozár, J., Bielik, M., Vozárova, A., Hegedűs, E., Kovács, C.S., Kovács, I., Keller, G.R., and CELEBRATION 2000 Working Group, 2011. 
    Crustal structure of the Western Carpathians and Pannonian Basin: seismic models from CELEBRATION 2000 data and geological implications.
    Journal of Geodynamics, 52, 97–113, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2010.12.002
  7. Yegorova, T., Bakhmutov, V., Janik, T., Grad, M., 2011. 
    Joint geophysical and petrological models for the lithosphere structureof Antarctic Peninsula continental margin.
    Geophys. J. Int. 184, 90-110, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04867.x
  8. Janik, T., Grad, M., Guterch, A., and CELEBRATION 2000 Working Group, 2009. 
    Lithospheric structure between the East European Craton and the Carpathians from the net of CELEBRATION 2000 seismic profiles in SE Poland.
    Geological Quarterly, 53 (1), 141-158
  9. Janik, T., Kozlovskaya, E., Heikkinen, P., Yliniemi, J., and Silvennoinen, H., 2009.
    Evidence for preservation of crustal root beneath the Proterozoic Lapland-Kola orogen in the northern Fennoscandian shield derived from P- and S- wave velocity models of POLAR and HUKKA wide-angle reflection and refraction profiles and FIRE4 reflection transect.
    Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B06308, doi:10.1029/2008JB005689
  10. Janik, T., Kozlovskaya, E., and Yliniemi, J., 2007.
    Crust-mantle boundary in the central Fennoscandian shield: Constraints from wide-angle P and S wave velocity models and new results of reflection profiling in Finland.
    J. Geophys. Res., 112, B04302, doi:10.1029/2006JB004681
  11. Janik, T. , Grad, M., Guterch, A., Dadlez, R., Yliniemi, J., Tiira, T., Keller, G.R., Gaczyński, E., and CELEBRATION 2000 Working Group, 2005.
    Lithospheric structure of the Trans-European Suture Zone along the TTZ & CEL03 seismic profiles (from NW to SE Poland).
    Tectonophysics, 411, 129-156, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2005.09.005

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