Prof. dr hab. Marek Lewandowski

Professor, Head of department

Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk

ul. Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa

tel. +48 22 6915 764


Research domains:

  • paleomagnetism
  • rock magnetism
  • paleogeography
  • geotectonics

Academic degrees:

  • 2006 - Professor, Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
  • 1993 - habilitation, Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
  • 1982 - PhD in Physics, Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
  • 1971 - MSc in Geology, Uniwersytet Warszawski


  • Lewandowski, M., Kusiak, M.A., Werner, T., Nawrot, A., Barzycka, B., Laska, M., Luks, B., 2020. Seeking the Sources of Dust: Geochemical and Magnetic Studies on “Cryodust” in Glacial Cores from Southern Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Norway), Atmosphere, 11(12), 1325,
  • Mazur, S., Krzywiec, P., Malinowski, M., Lewandowski, M., Aleksandrowski P., Mikołajczak, M. 2018. On the nature of the Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone. Geology, Geophysics & Environment, 44(1), 17-30, doi:10.7494/geol.2018.44.1.17
  • Mazur, S. Krzywiec, P., Malinowski, M., Lewandowski, M., Aleksandrowski, P., Mikołajczak, M. 2017. Tectonic significance of the Teisseyre-Tornquist zone in the light of new research. Prz. Geol., 65: 1511–1520. (in Polish, with English abstract)
  • Lewandowski, M., Kusiak, M.A., Michalczyk, Ł., Szmigiel, D., Sledziewska-Gojska, E., Barzycka, B., Wawrzyniak, T., Luks, B., Thordarson, T., Wilde, S.A., Hoskuldsson, A., 2017. Message in a stainless steel bottle thrown into deep geological timeGondwana Research 52, 139–141 doi:10.1016/
  • Krzywiec, P., Mazur, S., Gągała, Ł., Kufrasa, M., Lewandowski, M., Malinowski, M., Buffenmyer, V., 2017. Late Carboniferous thin-skinned compressional deformation above the SW edge of the East European Craton as revealed by reflection seismic and potential fields data - correlations with the Variscides and the Appalachians. [in]: R. Law, R. Thigpen, H. Stowell, A. Merschat (eds.), „Linkages and Feedbacks in Orogenic Processes”, Geological Society of America Memoir 213, doi:10.1130/2017.2013(14).
  • Mazur, S., Mikolajczak M., Krzywiec, P., Malinowski, M. Lewandowski, M., Buffenmyer V., 2016. Pomeranian Caledonides, NW Poland – a collisional suture or thin-skinned fold-and-thrust belt?, Tectonophysics, 692, Part A, 29-43,
  • Mazur, S., Mikolajczak, M., Krzywiec, P., Malinowski, M., Buffenmyer, V., Lewandowski, M. 2016. Reply to “Comments on ‘Is the Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone an ancient plate boundary of Baltica?’”, Tectonics, doi:10.1002/2016TC004162
  • Mazur, S., Mikołajczyk, M., Krzywiec P., Malinowski M., Buffenmyer V., Lewandowski M. 2015. Is the Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone an ancient plate boundary of Baltica? Tectonics, DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003934.
  • Werner, T., Lewandowski M., Vlahović I., Velić I., Sidorczuk M. 2015. Palaeomagnetism and rock magnetism of the Permian redbeds from the VelebitMt. (Karst Dinarides, Croatia): dating of the early Alpine tectonics in the Western Dinarides by a secondary magnetization. Tectonophysics, volumes 651-652, p. 199-215.
  • Michalski, K., Lewandowski, M., Manby, G. 2012. New palaeomagnetic, petrographic and 40Ar/39Ar data to test palaeogeographic reconstructions of Caledonide Svalbard. Geol. Mag., 2012, 149 (4), p. 696-721.
  • Przybylski, P. P.A. Głowniak, E. Ogg, J.G. Ziółkowski, P. Sidorczuk, M. J. Gutowski and Lewandowski, M. 2009. Magnetostratigraphy of the Oxfordian in Poland and its Sub-Mediterranean correlations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 289 (2010) 417-432.
  • Szaniawski, R., Lewandowski, M. 2009. Paleomagnetic dating of the breccia from Wietrznia quarry in the Holy Cross Mountains. Geol. Quart. 53/3, 357-362.
  • Lewandowski, M., Velic, I., Sidorczuk, M., Vlahovic, I., Velic, J. 2009. First rock magnetic and palaeomagnetic analyses of the Pre-Cenozoic rocks of the Velebit Mt. (Croatia): prospects for applications in palaeogeographic and geotectonic studies. Geologia Croatica, 62/1, 45-61.
  • Lubnina, H.W., Josifidi, A.G., Khramow, A.N., Popow, W.W., Lewandowski, M. 2007. Paleomagnitnyje isledovanija silurskich i devonskich otlozenij Podolij. W: Paleomagnetism of the Northern Eurasia sedimentary basins// ed. A.N. Khramov. Sankt-Petersburg: VNIGRI, 2007. P. 105-125.
  • Pushkarev, P. Yu. Ernst, T. Jankowski, J. Jóźwiak, W. Lewandowski, M. Nowozynski K. and Semenov, V. Yu. 2007. Deep Resistivity Structure of the Trans-European Suture Zone in Central Poland. Geoph. J. Int., 169, 926-940
  • Behrmann, J.H., Yang, J. & CoZone Working Group incl. Lewandowski, M. 2007 Convergent Plate Boundaries and Collision Zones. In: Harms, U., Koeberl, C. & Zoback, M.D. (eds.): Continental Scientific Drilling; a decade of progress and challenges for the future. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 289-334.
  • Golonka, J., Aleksandrowski, P., Aubrecht, R., Chowaniec, J., Chrustek, M., Cieszkowski, M., Florek, R., Gawęda, A., Jarosiński, M., Kępińska, B., Krobicki, M., Lefeld, J., Lewandowski M., Marko, F., Michalik, M., Oszczypko, N., Picha, F., Potfaj, M., Słaby, E., Ślączka, A., Stefaniuk, M., Uchman, A. & Żelaźniewicz, A., 2005. The Orava Deep Drilling Project and post-Palaeogene tectonics of the Northern Carpathians. Ann. Soc. Geol. Polon., 75: 211-248.
  • Lacquement, F., Averbuch, O., Mansy, J.-L., Szaniawski, R., Lewandowski M. 2005. Transpressional deformations at lateral boundaries of propagating thrust-sheets: the example of the Meuse Valley Recess within the Ardennes Variscan fold-and-thrust belt (N France-S Belgium). J. Struct. Geol., v. 27, 1788-1802
  • Lewandowski M., Krobicki M., Matyja B.A. & Wierzbowski A. 2005. Palaeogeographic evolution of the Pieniny Klippen Basin: history of opening during the Mid and Late Jurassic from palaeomagnetic data of Veliky Kamenets section. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 216, 53-72
  • Michalski, K. & Lewandowski M. 2004. Palaeomagnetic results from the Middle Carboniferous rocks of the Hornsund region, southern Spitsbergen: preliminary report. Pol. Polar Res., 25, 2: 169-182.
  • Lewandowski M., and N. Abrahamsen. 2003. Paleomagnetic results from the Cambrian and Ordovician sediments of Bornholm (Denmark) and Southern Sweden and paleogeographical implications for Baltica. J. Geophys. Res., 108(B11), 2516, doi: 10.1029/2002JB002281.
  • Szaniawski, R., Lewandowski M., Mansy, J.L., Averbuch, O., Lacquement, F. 2003. Syn-folding magnetization in the French-Belgium Variscides as a marker of the fold-and-thrust belt tectonics. Bull. Soc. Geol. France, 174, (5): 511-523.
  • Golonka, J.& Lewandowski, M. (eds), 2003. Geology, geophysics, geothermics and deep structure of the West Carpathians and their basement. Publications of the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences. Monographic Volume M–28 (363): 1–184.
  • Golonka, J., Lewandowski, M. & the ODDP Scientific Committee. 2003. Chyżne – ODDP proposed site. In: Golonka, J. & Lewandowski, M. (Eds), Geology, Geophysics, Geothermics and Deep Structure of the West Carpatians and their Basement. Publications of the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Monographic Volume, M–28 (363): 47–50.
  • Golonka, J., Lewandowski, M., Picha J. & Ślączka, A., 2003. The West Carpathians – general geology. In: Golonka, J. & Lewandowski, M. (eds), Geology, Geophysics, Geothermics and Deep Structure of the West Carpatians and their Basement. Publications of the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences. Monographic Volume, M–28 (363): 9–12.
  • Lewandowski M. 2003. Assembly of Pangea: combined paleomagnetic and paleoclimatic approach. Adv. Geophys., v. 46: 199 - 236.
  • Lamarche J., Lewandowski M., Mansy J.L, Szulczewski M. 2003. Partitioning pre-, syn- and post-Variscan deformation in the Holy Cross Mountains, eastern Variscan foreland. In: Tracing Tectonic Deformation using the Sedimentary Record. McCann, T. & Saintot, A. (eds); Geological Society of London, Spec. Publ., 208: 159-184.
  • Lamarche, J. Bergerat, F., Lewandowski M., Mansy, J.L., Świdrowska, J., & Wieczorek, J. 2002. Variscan to Alpinie heterogeneous palaeo-stress field above a major Palaeozoic suture In the Carpathian foreland (southeastern Poland). Tectonophysics, 357: 55-80.
  • Averbuch, O., Lacquement, F., Szaniawski, R., Mansy, J.L., & Lewandowski M. 2002. Segmentation of the Variscan thrust front (N France, S Belgium): insights into the geometry of the Devonian Reno-Hercynian Basin. Aardk. Mededel., 12: 89-92.
  • Jankowski, J., Ernst, T., Jóźwiak, W., Lewandowski M., Abrahamsen, N. & Semenov, V. 2001. Reconnaissance electromagnetic soundings on Bornholm. Acta Geoph. Pol., XLIX, 3: 361-372.
  • Lewandowski M., Lamarche, J., Mansy, J.L., Averbuch, O., and Szaniawski, R. 1999. Palaeomagnetic dating of brittle tectonic structures: case studies on Ferques Fault (Boulonnais, France) and two faults from the Holy Cross MTS (Poland). Comptes Rendus, Inst. France, Acad. Sc. 329: 495-502
  • Lamarche, J., Mansy, J.L., Bergerat, F., Averbuch, O., Hakenberg, M., Lewandowski M., et al. 1999. Variscan tectonics in the Holy Cross Mountains (Poland) and the role of structural inheritance during Alpine tectonics. Tectonophysics, 313: 171-186.
  • Lewandowski M. 1999. Palaeomagnetic study of fracture fills in the Holy Cross Mountains of Central Poland and its application in dating tectonic processes. Geoph. J. Int., 317: 783-792.
  • Damm, V., Gendler, T.S. Gooskova, E.G. Khramov, A.N. Lewandowski M. Nozharov, P. Pavlov, V.I. Petrova, G.N. Pisarevsky S.A.and Sokolov. S.J. 1997. Palaeomagnetic studies of Proterozoic rocks from the Lake Onega region, southeast Fennoscandian Shield. Geoph. J.Int., 129: 518-530.
  • Guterch A., Lewandowski M., Dadlez R., Pokorski J., Wybraniec S., Żytko K., Grad M., Kutek J., Szulczewski M., Żelaźniewicz A. 1996. Podstawowe problemy glebokich badan geofizycznych i geologicznych obszaru Polski (Basic problems of deep geophysical and geological investigations in Poland). M-20(294): 1-44.
  • Abrahamsen N. and Lewandowski M. 1995. Paleomagnetism of Proterozoic and Paleozoic dykes on Bornholm (Denmark). Geoph. J. Int., 121: 949-962.
  • Lewandowski M. 1994. Paleomagnetic boundary conditions for Variscan mobilism of the Upper Silesian and Malopolska Massif, southern Poland. Kwart. Geol., 38, 2: 211-227.
  • Edel J.B. and Lewandowski M. 1993. Polyphased paleomagnetic overprinting in the central part of the Variscan belt, with emphasis on the southern Vosges Devonian - Dinantian basin. Geotectonic interpretation. Geol. Carpath.44: 381-398.
  • Lewandowski M. 1993. Paleomagnetism of the Paleozoic rocks of the Holy Cross Mts (Central Poland) and the Origin of the Variscan Orogeny. Publ. Inst. Geophys. Pol. Acad. Sc., A-23(265): 1-85. (habilitation)
  • Lewandowski M. 1992. Paleomagnetic evidences for dextral strike-slip displace-ment of the southern block of the Holy Cross Mts along the East European Platform border during Variscan orogeny and its continental-scale geotectonic implications. Geol.Carpat., 43: 151-152.
  • Halvorsen E., Lewandowski M. and Jeleńska M. 1989. Paleomagnetism of the Upper Carboniferous Strzegom and Karkonosze Granites and the Kudowa Granitoid from the Sudet Mountains, Poland. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 55: 54-64.
  • Lewandowski M., Jeleńska M. and Halvorsen E. 1987. Paleomagnetism of the Lower Devonian sandstones from Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland: Part 1. Tectonophysics, 139: 21-29.
  • Jeleńska M. and Lewandowski M. 1986. A paleomagnetic study of Devonian sandstone from Central Spitsbergen. Geophys. J.R.astr.Soc., 87, 2: 617-632.
  • Lovlie R., Torsvik T., Jeleńska M. and Lewandowski M. 1984. Evidence for detrital remanent magnetization carried by hematite in Devonian Red Beds from Spitsbergen; palaeo-magnetic implications. Geophys. J.R.astr.Soc., 79, 2: 573-588.
  • Lewandowski M. 1981. Post-folding characteristic remanent magnetization of the Upper Devonian Kostomloty Beds in the Holy Cross Mts. Acta Geol.Pol., 31, 3-4: 265-272.

Scopus: 707, h=14

WoS: 417, h=13

Google Scholar 1076, h=19       

Research projects:
  • 2011 – 2015. 7th Framework Programm EU. Action Towards LABoratories Enhancement and Know-How Exchange for Advanced Research on Geosystem (ATLAB). 7th FP, REGPOT-2011-1 EU FP7 - coordination
  • 2010-2014. Paleomagnetyzm i historia termiczna skał permu, triasu i jury rejonu Dynarydów chorwackich, a ewolucja paleogeograficzna i geodynamiczna płyty adriatyckiej. N307 475238
  • 2005-2006. Stratygrafia, zróżnicowanie facjalne i paleomagnetyzm górnej jury wschodniej części wyżyny krakowskiej 2 P04D 031 29
  • 2006-2007. Geotektonika i paleogeografia południowego Spitsbergenu na podstawie badań paleomagnetycznych skał kambru, dewonu i karbonu z rejonu fiordu Hornsund.” 2 P04D 045 30
  • 2003-2006 Ewolucja geotektoniczna i paleogeograficzna południowego Spitsbergenu na podstawie badań paleomagnetycznych skał paleozoicznych i triasowych z rejonu fiordu Hornsund. 3 P04D 037 25.
  • 2000-2002 Paleogeografia Baltiki we wczesnym paleozoiku na podstawie badań paleomagnetycznych osadów kambru i ordowiku Bornholmu. 6PO4D 034 18.
  • 1995-1998 Badania paleomagnetyczne skał dolnego paleozoiku Gór Kaczawskich; próba rekonstrukcji wczesnoordowickiej paleogeografii i elementów historii geotektonicznej kompleksu kaczawskiego. 6 P04 D 006 08.
  • 1992-1994 Paleomagnetyzm skał kambryjskich Gór Świętokrzyskich. 6 6227 92 03.


  • Scientific Board, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (Chairman, since 2015)
  • Scientific Board, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Scientific Board, Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Scientific Board, CAMK, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Scientific Board, Polish Geological Institute-State Research Institute (2004-2015)
  • Committee of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 1996)
  • Committee of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2000)
  • National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Science (since 2004)
  • Vice-president/Secretary of Scientific Board of Association for Deep Geological Investigation in Poland (ADGIP; since the beginning)
  • Environmental and Earth Science & Technology Panel, NATO (2000-2005)
  • International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP); member of the Science Advisory Board (2000-2003) and Assembly of Governors (2004-2015)
  • Board of Science, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2004-2008),
  • Interdisciplinary Committee for Evaluation Applications for Prize of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2010-2011)
  • Advisory Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Units System, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2011)
  • Interdisciplinary Committee for International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Chairman, 2008-2011)
  • Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Journal, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Chairman 2008-2011)
  • Specialistic Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Journal, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2011-2013)
  • Interdisciplinary Committee for Dissemination of Science – Scientific Journals div., Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Chairman, 2011-2013)
  • Interdisciplinary Committee for Research Infrastructure, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2009 – 2010)
  • International Cooperation (INCO) 7 FP program, expert Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2008-2015)
  • Commission for Scientific Degrees and Titles (2007-2011)
  • Board of Directors, Polish Academy of Sciences (2008-2011)

  • Independent Scientific Board. ReFINE - Researching Fracking IN Europe. Durham University, UK (2013-2015)

  • GeoPlanet Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences (Chairman, 2015)

  • National Representative to SCAR Geoscience

Editorial boards:

  • 2011 – present; GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • 2008 – 2015 Pure and Applied Geophysics (Birkhauser/Springer) – JCR
  • 2008 – present; Geologia Croatica (Croatian Geological Survey/Croatian Geological Society) - JCR
  • 2009 – present; Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae (Polish Geological Society) - JCR
  • 2007 – present; Volumina Jurassica (Polish Geological Institute/Geological Faculty Warsaw University)
  • 2006 - 2012 Geological Quarterly (Polish Geological Institute) - JCR

Honors & Awards:

  • Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1982)

  • The Earth Science Division of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1989)

  • Merited for the Polish Geology (Zasłużony dla geologii Polski; Ministry of Environment, 2014).

  • Order of Polonia Restituta (Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski, 2018)


  • 1994. Device for thermal demagnetization. Submission 16.12.1991 BUP 25/91, Patent No. 31.01.1994 WUP 01/94.












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