Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)

Hungarian Geological Society

Geochemistry and Paleoclimate (G and P) Research Group

Momentum (Lendület) Paleoclimate 2ka Research Group

Archeometry Research Group



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scientific adviser

phone: +361 309 2600 / ext 1258

fax: +361 319 3137

e-mail: polgari (at), rodokrozit (at)

room: 217



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Place and date of birth: Budapest, Hungary, 1956.



Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1980-)

Eszterházy Károly University, Dept. of Natural Geography and Geoinformatics, 3300 Eger, Leányka str. 6/C, Hungary (2014-)


Position: scientific adviser, senior research fellow 



- diploma in geology (ELTE TTK, 1980)

- Dr. univ. (geochemistry, József Attila University, Szeged, 1983)

- "candidate of geosciences" (Ph.D., MTA TMB 1992)

- doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (D.Sc., MTA, 2010)


Languages: English, intermediate; Russian, basic


Research experiences:

during university years:

- sedimentary petrology

- laser spectroscopy of minerals

- canning electron microscopy of minerals

in the Laboratory for Geochemical Research:

- electron microprobe studies on various ores (manganese ores, bauxites, etc.)

- geochemistry of sedimentary manganese ore deposits

- black shales

- natural zeolites

- geomicrobiology

- cathodoluminescence methods


Scientific Highlights


Professional affiliation:

- member of the Hungarian Geological Society (1980-)

- secretary of the Hungarian National Committee of IGCP (International Geological Correlation Programme) (1994-2000)

 - IAGOD member (International Association of Geology of Ore Deposits) (2005-)

 - IAGC member (International Association of GeoChemistry) (2008-)

 - secretary of Scientific Committee „Geonomy” of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2008-)

- Editor on field of geomicrobiology, Open Geology, (2014-)


Participation in international research programmes:

IGCP (International Geological Correlation Programme) Project No. 111. (Genesis of Manganese Ore Deposits) 1980-1985.

IGCP Project No. 226. (Correlation of Manganese Sedimentation to Paleoenvironments) 1986-1991.

IGCP Project No. 254. (Metalliferous Black Shales) l987-1992. as the leader of the Hungarian working group

IGCP Project No. 318. (Genesis and Correlation of Marine Polymetallic Oxides) 1992-1996 as the leader of the Hungarian working group

IGCP Project No. 357. (Organics and Mineral Deposits) 1993-1997.

IGCP Project No. 429. (Organics in Major Environmental Issues) 1998-2002. as the leader of the Hungarian working group


Scientific grants:

Hungarian Science Foundation

OTKA 4067 (1991-1994)

OTKA 032140 (2000-2003).

OTKA M 045792 (2003)


OTKA-NKTH T K 68992 (2007-2011)




Important publications


Rajabzadeh MA, Haddad F, Polgári M, Fintor K, Walter H, Molnár Z, Gyollai I (2017) Investigation on the role of microorganisms in manganese mineralization from Abadeh-Tashk area, Fars Province, southwestern Iran by using petrographic and geochemical data. Ore Geology Reviews 80. 229-249.

Bodor S, Polgári M, Szentpétery I, Földessy J (2016) Microbially mediated iron ore formation, Silicic Superunit, Rudabánya, Hungary. Ore Geology Reviews 72. 391-401.

Molnár Z, Polgári M, Hein JR, Józsa S, Fekete J, Gyollai I, Fintor K, Bíró L, Szabó M, Rapi S, Forgó P, Vigh T (2016) Fe-Mn oxide indications in the feeder and mound zone of the Jurassic Mn-carbonate ore deposit, Úrkút, Hungary. Ore Geology Reviews, in Press

Polgári M, Németh T, Pál-Molnár E, Futó I, Vigh T, Mojzsis JS (2016) Correlated chemostratigraphy of Mn-carbonate microbialites (Úrkút, Hungary). Gondwana Research 29. 278-289.

Polgári M, Hein JR, Bíró L, Gyollai I, Németh T, Sajgó C, Fekete J, Schwark L, Pál-Molnár E, Hámor-Vidó M, Vigh T (2016) Mineral and chemostratigraphy of a Toarcian black shale hosting Mn-carbonate microbialites (Úrkút, Hungary). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 459. 99-120.

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Last update: 2 January 2017