Hungarian Academy of Sciences (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 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