Prof. RNDr. Marián Putiš, DrSc.

Phone:+421 2 9014 9609
Publicationslist of publications
Section of Petrology

Scientific profile

  • Petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of metamorphic and igneous rocks of the crust and mantle, petrotectonics, geodynamics and paleotectonics, isotope geochronology (user of U / Pb methods SIMS / SHRIMP, LA-ICP-MS, 40Ar-39Ar, FT, U-Th / He) v Western Carpathians, Eastern Alps, partly Egypt and Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pedagogical activities

Bachelor’s degree:

  • Petrography of metamorphic rocks
  • Endogenous geological processes
  • Rock microscopy

Master’s degree

  • Petrology of metamorphic rocks
  • Thermodynamics and phase equilibria
  • Petrotectonics
  • Genetic mineralogy of rock systems
  • Geodynamic development of Paleozoic complexes of the Western Carpathians
  • Diploma seminar
  • Microscopic petrology

Doctoral degree

  • Doctoral seminar
  • Metamorphic petrology
  • Structural petrology

The most significant publications

  • Abdelfadil K.M., Gharib M.E., Uher P., Putiš M., 2022: Petrogenesis of post-orogenic Pan-African rare-element granitic pegmatites in the western Arabian-Nubian Shield, Aswan area, southern Egypt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 224, 105003.
  • Putiš M., Nemec O., Danišík M., Jourdan F., Soták J., Tomek Č., Ružička P., Molnárová A., 2021: Formation of a Composite Albian–Eocene Orogenic Wedge in the Inner Western Carpathians: P–T Estimates and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology from Structural Units. Minerals, 11, 988.
  • Ondrejka M., Uher P., Putiš M., Kohút M., Broska I., Larionov A., Bojar A.-V., Sobocký T., 2021: Permian A-type granites of the Western Carpathians and Transdanubian regions: products of the Pangea supercontinent breakup. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 110, 21–33.
  • Nemec O., Putiš M., Bačík P., Ružička P., Németh Z., 2020: Metamorphic Conditions of Neotethyan Meliatic Accretionary Wedge Estimated by Thermodynamic Modelling and Geothermobarometry (Inner Western Carpathians). Minerals, 10, 1094.
  • Putiš M., Soták J., Li Q.-L., Ondrejka M., Li X.-H., Hu Z., Ling X., Nemec O., Németh Z., Ružička P. 2019: Origin and Age Determination of the Neotethys Meliata Basin Ophiolite Fragments in the Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous Accretionary Wedge Mélange (Inner Western Carpathians, Slovakia). Minerals, 9, 652.
  • Putiš M., Li X.-H., Yang Y.-H., Li Q.-L., Nemec O., Ling X., Koller F., Balen D., 2018: Permian pyroxenite dykes in harzburgite with signatures of the mantle, subduction channel and accretionary wedge evolution (Austroalpine Unit, Eastern Alps). Lithos, 314–315, 165186.
  • Putiš M., Yang Y.-H., Vaculovič T., Koppa M., Li X.-H., Uher P., 2016: Perovskite, reaction product of a harzburgite with Jurassic-Cretaceous accretionary wedge fluids (Western Carpathians, Slovakia): evidence from the whole-rock and mineral trace element data. Geologica Carpathica, 67, 133–146.
  • Ondrejka M., Putiš M., Uher P., Schmiedt I., Pukančík L., Konečný P., 2016: Fluid-driven destabilization of REE-bearing accessory minerals in the granitic orthogneisses of North Veporic basement (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). Mineralogy and Petrology, 110, 561–580.
  • Putiš M., Danišík M., Ružička P., Schmiedt I., 2014: Constraining exhumation pathway in an accretionary wedge by (U-Th)/He thermochronology–Case study on Meliatic nappes in the Western Carpathians. Journal of Geodynamics, 81, 80–90.
  • Li X.-H., Putiš M.*, Yang Y.-H., Koppa M., Dyda M., 2014: Accretionary wedge harzburgite serpentinization and rodingitization constrained by perovskite U/Pb SIMS age, trace elements and Sm/Nd isotopes: Case study from the Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Lithos, 205, 1–14.

Funded Scientific Projects (-2015-2021-):

2012-2015 Bilateral Japan – Slovak Project “The role of meta-ultramafics on the mechanism of crust-mantle interaction in subduction zones” between the Kyoto University, Geological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences and Comenius University in Bratislava, funded by the JSPS Agency in Japan (coordinators: Prof. Dr. T. Hirajima; Dr. P. Siman, GÚSAV and Prof. Dr. M. Putiš, UK Bratislava).

2015-2018: Project VEGA-1/0079/15 “Metaperidotites, serpentinites and rodingites from accretionary complexes of the Inner Western Carpathians and eastern Austroalpine margin: petrology and genetic aspects” (principal investigator M. Putiš).

2016-2019: Project APVV-15-0050 “Fluid-rock interaction in orogenic crust-mantle wedges of the Western Carpathians, eastern Alps and northern Turkey; correlation and thermodynamic modelling P-T-X parameters” (principal investigator M. Putiš).

2017-2020: Project 2016YFE0203000 “Cooperative research of microbeam analytical techniques of rock and minerals” funded by Strategic international cooperation for technology Innovation of National Key Research and Development Plan. The China Ministry of Science and Technology Project between the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Qiu-Li Li; Principal investigator of Slovak cooperating team: Prof. Dr. Marián Putiš.

2015-2021: Project “Excellent scientific teams of Slovak Republik (MPT-Mineralogical-Petrological team of Comenius University in Bratislava)” funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (team leader M. Putiš).

2019-2021: Project VEGA-1/0151/19 “Petrology and geochronology of the crustal and mantle dyke systems in Cretaceous accretionary wedge of the Inner Western Carpathians and eastern Austro-Alpine margin” (principal investigator M. Putiš).

2020-2023: Project APVV-19-0065 “Petrological-geochronological record of riftogenesis and crust-mantle recycling in the Western Carpathians orogenic wedge“ (principal investigator M. Putiš).

2021-2023: EU SASPRO 2 Project “The heterogeneous multidimensional relational model for mineralogical data analysis“ Dr. Liubomyr Gavryliv (from National University of Kyiv, Ukraine) and Prof.Dr. M. Putiš (supervisor) at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Professional experience

Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Department of Tectonics

(1976 – 1984)

Position: scientific researcher

Description: structural-geological mapping, structural and petrotectonic analysis, petrography and petrotectonics mostly in crystalline basement complexes and their cover rocks, with emphasis to shear zones

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Petrography (1984-1988), Dpt. Mineralogy and Petrology (1988-2020), and Dpt. Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology (from 2021)

(from 1984)

Position: Assist.Prof. (1984-1995), Assoc.Prof. (1995-2004), ordinary Prof. (from 2004)

Description: teaching and scientific research in petrology and petrotectonics of metamorphic  and magmatic rocks

Head of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology (2008-2020)

Geological Survey of Austria in Vienna

(1990 – 1998)

Position: contracted mapping geologist

Description: field geological mapping on sheets: Mattersburg (Rosalien Mts.), Spittal a.d. Drau (High Taurs) and Karinthia (Kreuzeck Mts.). Head of working group in the Kreuzeck Massif and co-editor of published Geological Map 1:50 000 sheet 182 Spittal a.d. Drau in Austria (2006).

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Environmental Engineering, Copenhagen-Lyngby

(1999 – 2000)

Position: visiting (guest) professor

Description: Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural geology and Tectonics

University of Århus, Århus, Denmark, Department of Geosciences

(1999 – 2008)

Position: guest researcher with monthly visits for petrotectonics

Description: EBSD crystallographic preferred orientation (CPO) patterns of quartz, calcite and dolomite aggregates from mylonitic rocks of the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians

Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria, Department of Earth Sciences, Geodynamic and Geochemistry Group

(1996 – 2008)

Position: guest researcher with monthly visits for petrotectonics

Description: X-ray reflection texture goniometry for CPO models of quartz and calcite aggregates from the shear zone mylonites of the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians

Eberhard-Karl University in Tübingen, Germany, Department of Geology

(2004 – 2006)

Position: guest researcher with monthly visits for petrotectonics

Description: DAAD project on Petrotectonic evolution of the Kreuzeck Massif in Austria (half-automatic U-stage evaluation of CPO models of Qtz and Cal aggregates from mylonitic rocks)

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Beijing, State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution, SIMS, Nano-SIMS and LA-MC-ICP-MS Geochronological Laboratory

(2007, 2009, 2012)

Position: guest researcher with monthly visits for geochronology by SIMS, nano-SIMS and LA-MC-ICP-MS

Description: Zircon and rutil geochronology from the Western Carpathians and Eastern Alps

CEEPUS I-III Project (1996-2020), coordinator in mid-European CEEPUS network (M. Putiš)

Supervising of doctorands and post-doctorands (2011-2021-):

Mgr. Matúš Koppa (phd study program Petrology, 2011-2014), defended in 2014

MSc. Samila Hrvanović (phd study program Petrology, 2011-2015), defended in 2015

Dr. Khaled M. Abdelfadil (Univ. Sohag, Egypt), National Fellowship of SR, December 2017 – August 2018

Dr. Liubomyr Gavryliv (National University of Kyiv, Ukraine), National Fellowship of SR, February – September 2020

MSc. Samir Ustalić (phd study program Petrology, 2021–2025)