Department of Geophysical Imaging

Mariusz Majdański



Research interests

  • Seismic modelling of the Earth’s crust
  • Analysis of seismic and gravity data
  • Uncertainty estimation in geophysical models
  • Inversion methods
  • Near-surface seismic
  • Permafrost studies


  • 2014, Habilitation degree in Earth Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences,PL
  • 2006, PhD in Physics with distinction, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, PL
  • 2002, Master in Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, PL


  • 2015 - present, Deputy Director for Research, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL
  • 2014 - present, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL
  • 2006 - 2014, Assistant Professor, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL

Longer stays abroad:

  • 2008 - 2010, Post-doc, R&D centre, Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, UK
  • 2007, 3-month stay at Durham University, cooperation with Prof. Richard Hobbs
  • 2006 - 2013, Several visits (total 8 month) to dr Elena Kozlovskaya, Oulu University, Finland

Ongoing large research projects

  • Relationship of permafrost with geomorphology, geology and cryospheric components based on geophysical research of the Hans glacier forefield and its surroundings (2017 - ): National Science Center (NCN), PI
  • Three dimensional model of the lithosphere in Poland with verification of seismic parameters of the wave field (2016 - ): National Science Center (NCN), PI

Past projects

  • Refraction and reflection seismic - joint interpretation with the uncertainty analysis (2013 - 2016): National Science Center (NCN), PI
  • Development of the uncertainty estimation methods in Earth's crust models (2012 - 2013): Internal grant of IG PAS, PI
  • Integrated 3D refraction seismic analysis for Poland (2010 - 2011): Ministry of Science and Higher Education, PI

Publications (10 in the last 10 years):

  • Owoc B., Marciniak A., Dzierzek J., Kowalczyk S., Majdański M., 2019. Seismic Imaging of the Mesozoic Bedrock Relief and Geological Structure under Quaternary Sediment Cover: The Bolmin Syncline (SW Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). Geosciences, 9 (10), doi: 10.3390/geosciences9100447
  • Marciniak A., Stan-Kłeczek I., Idziak A.F., Majdański M., 2019. Uncertainty based multi-step seismic analysis for near-surface imaging. Open Geosciences, 11 (1), 727-737, doi: 10.1515/geo-2019-0057
  • Majdański M., Grzyb J., Owoc B., Krogulec T., Wysocka A., 2018. Near-surface structure of the Carpathian Foredeep marginal zone in the Roztocze Hills area. Acta Geophysica, 66 (2), 179-189, doi: 10.1007/s11600-018-0131-4
  • Sydorenko G., Stephensons R., Yegorova T., Starostienko V., Tolkunov A., Janik T., Majdański M., Voitsitskiy Z., Rusakov O., Omelczenko V., 2017. Geological structure of the northern part of the Eastern Black Sea from regional seismic reflection data including the DOBRE-2 CDP profile. Tectonic evolution of the eastern black sea and caucasus, Geological Society Special Publication, 428, 307-321, doi: 10.1144/SP428.15
  • Majdański M., Trzeciak M., Gaczyński E., Maksym A., 2016. Seismic velocity estimation from post-critical wide-angle reflections in layered structures. Studia geophysica et geodaetica, 60 (3), 565-582, doi: 10.1007/s11200-015-1268-0
  • Malinowski M., Guterch A., Narkiewicz M., Petecki Z., Janik T., Środa P., Maksym A., Probulski J., Grad M., Czuba W., Gaczyński E., Majdański M., Jankowski L., 2015. Geophysical constraints on the crustal structure of the East European Platform margin and its foreland based on the POLCRUST-01 deep reflection seismic profile. Tectonophysics, 653, 109-126, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.03.029
  • Narkiewicz M., Maksym A., Malinowski M., Grad M., Guterch A., Petecki Z., Probulski J., Janik T., Majdański M., Środa P., Czuba W., Gaczyński E., Jankowski L., 2015. Transcurrent nature of the Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone in Central Europe: results of the POLCRUST-01 deep reflection seismic profile. International Journal of earth sciences, 104 (3), 775-796, doi: 10.1007/s00531-014-1116-4
  • Janutyte I., Majdański M., Voss P., Kozlovskaya E., 2015. Upper mantle structure around the Trans-European Suture Zone obtained by teleseismic tomography. Solid Earth, 6 (1), 73-91, doi: 10.5194/se-6-73-2015
  • Majdański M., Polkowski M., 2014. The Uncertainty of 2D Models Along Wide Angle Seismic Profiles. Pure and applied geophysics, 171 (9), 2277-2287
  • Janutyte I., Kozlovskaya E., Majdański M., Voss P., Budraitis M., 2014. Traces of the crustal units and the upper-mantle structure in the southwestern part of the East European Craton. Solid Earth, 5 (2), 821-836, doi: 10.5194/se-5-821-2014