Hungarian Academy of Science (HAS)

Committee of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry of HAS

IUGS Hungarian National Committee

Hungarian Geological Society

Geochemistry and Paleoclimate (G and P) Research Group

Archeometry Research Group



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scientific adviser

phone: +361 309 2600 / ext 1108

fax: +361 319 3137

e-mail: dobosi.gabor

room:  310


Research Areas


- Petrology and geochemistry of upper mantle and lower crustal xenoliths from the Carpathian-Pannonian Area

- Petrology and geochemistry of the Plio- Pleistocene alkali basalts from the Pannonian Basin

- Composition and zoning of rock forming silicates (mainly clinopyroxene) in igneous rocks and applicalitons to magma evolution and thermobarometry

- Geochemical study of policrystalline diamonds (framesite, diamondite) and their silicate intergrowths

- Mineralogy of hydrothermal ore mineralizations in Hungary

- Application of in situ analytical methods (electron microprobe, laser ablation ICP-MS) in petrology and geochemistry



Curriculum Vitae


Born: 1951 Budapest


Occupation: 1975-present: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research


Position: scientific adviser



- M.Sc. in chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1975
- M Sc. in geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1979
- Dr. univ., Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, 1981.
- Ph.D. (C. Sc.) Committee of Scientific Qualifications, Budapest, 1994. 

- D.Sc. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 2004.




- 1996-1998. NATO Fellowship, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

- 1993-1994. Fulbright Fellowship, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

- 1991. Széchenyi Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Role in scientific community:


2002 - present Member of the Hungarian Geological Society

2005 – present Member of the Committee for Mineralogy-Petrography-Geochemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2008 – 2011 Member of Earth Science 1 Panel, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund,

2010 – present Member of Editorial Board of Central European Geology (formerly Acta Geologica Hungarica)




Vendl Mária Medal 2006 (Hungarian Geological Society)

Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér Award 1989

Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér Award 1987



Selected recent publications

Full list of publications

Dobosi G, Harangi Sz (2011) Hungarian National Report on IAVCEI 2007-2011. Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica 46, 264–282.

Dobosi G, Jenner G, Embey-Isztin A, Downes H (2010) Cryptic metasomatism in clino- and orthopyroxene in the upper mantle beneath the Pannonian region. In: Coltorti M (Ed) Petrological Evolution of the European Lithospheric Mantle: From Archaean to Present Day. Geological Society, London, Special Publication Vol.337.

Dobosi G, Kurat G (2010) On the origin of silicate-bearing diamondites. Mineralogy and Petrology 99, 29-42.

Nedli Z, Princivalle F, Dobosi G, Embey-Isztin A (2009) Crystal chemistry of clinopyroxenes from upper-mantle xenolith series in the Balaton-Bakony volcanic area (Carpathian-Pannonian region, Hungary). European Journal of Mineralogy 21, 433-442

Dobosi G, Kurat G, Wall F, Jeffries T (2007) Trace element fractionation during exsolution of garnet from clinopyroxene in an eclogite xenolith from Obnazhennaya (Siberia). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, Supplement 1, A 227.

Litvin Yu A, Kurat G, Dobosi G (2005) Experimental study of diamondite formation in carbonate-silicate melts: a model approach to natural processes. Russian Geology and Geophysics 46, 1285-1299

Bjerg E.A., Ntaflos T., Kurat G., Dobosi G., Labudía C.H. (2005): The upper mantle beneath Patagonia, Argentina, documented by xenoliths from alkali basalts. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 18, 125-145.

Embey-Isztin A, Dobosi G (2004): Chemical composition and differentiation of the Earth (In Hungarian). Hungarian Journal of Chemistry 109-110, 166-172.

Dobosi G., Embey-Isztin A. (2004): Characteristics and origin of the lower crust beneath the Pannonian Basin - a review (In Hungarian). Bulletin of the Hungarian Geological Society 134, 481-498.

Maruoka T, Kurat G, Dobosi G, Koeberl C (2004): Isotopic composition of carbon in diamonds of diamondites: Record of mass fractionation in the upper mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68, 1635-1644.

Buda Gy, Dobosi G (2004): Lamprophyre-derived high-K mafic enclaves in Variscan granitoids from the Mecsek Mts. (south Hungary). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Abhandlungen 180, 115-147.

Dobosi G., Downes H., Embey-Isztin A., Jenner G.A. (2003): Origin of megacrysts and pyroxenite xenoliths from the Pliocene alkali basalts of the Pannonian Basin (Hungary). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Abhandlungen 178, 217-238.

Dobosi G., Kempton P., Downes H., Embey-Isztin A., Thirlwall M., Greenwood P. (2003): Lower crustal granulite xenoliths from the Pannonian Basin, Hungary, Part II: Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf and O isotope evidence for formation of continental lower crust by tectonic emplacement of oceanic crust. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 144, 671-683.

Embey-Isztin A., Downes H., Kempton P., Dobosi G., Thirlwall M. (2003): Lower crustal granulite xenoliths from the Pannonian Basin, Hungary, Part I: Mineral chemistry, thermobarometry and petrology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 144, 652-670.

Dobosi G., Kurat G. (2002): Trace element abundances in garnets and clinopyroxenes from diamondites: a signature of carbonatitic fluids. Mineralogy and Petrology 76, 21-38.

Embey-Isztin A, Dobosi G, Altherr R and Meyer H-P. (2001): Thermal evolution of the lithosphere beneath the western Pannonian Basin: evidence from deep-seated xenoliths. Tectonophysics 331, 285-306.

Kurat G., Dobosi G. (2000): Garnet and diopside-bearing diamondites (framesites). Mineralogy and Petrology, 69, 143-159.

Bukovanska M., Dobosi G., Brandstätter F., Kurat G. (1999): Dar al Gani 400: petrology and geochemistry of some major lithologies. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 34, Suppl. A46.

Dobosi G., Kurat G., Jenner G.A.,  Brandstätter F. (1999): Cryptic metasomatism in the upper mantle beneath Southeastern Austria: a Laser Ablation Microprobe - ICP - MS study. Mineralogy and Petrology 67, 143-161.

Dobosi G., Jenner G.J. (1999): Petrologic implications of trace element variation in clinopyroxene megacrysts from the Nógrád volcanic province, north Hungary: a study by laser ablation microprobe - inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry. Lithos 46 (4), 731-749.



Last update: 7 October 2012