RNDr. Marian JANÁK, DrSc.


Workplace:Bratislava, Dúbravská cesta 9
Phone:+4212 3229 3213
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1977- 1980 > Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava
1980 Doctor of Natural Sciences – RNDr. (Comenius University, Bratislava)
1992 Candidate of Geological Sciences – CSc., Ph.D. (Comenius University, Bratislava)
1992 Master of Arts – M.A. (Princeton University, USA)
2004 Doctor of Geological Sciences – DrSc. (Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Professional Experience
1980 – 1997 Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Comenius University, Bratislava
1991- 1992 Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University, USA
1997- Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava



Current projects:

APVV 0080-11 - (Ultra)high pressure metamorphism and phase transformations during subduction and exhumation of continental lithosphere in collisional orogenic zones
VEGA 2/0013/12 - Thermodynamic modelling of metamorphic processes in the collisional orogenic zones


Closed projects:

JSPS 2012-2013 - The role of ultramafic rocks on the mechanism of crust-mantle interaction in subduction zone
ITMS 26220120064 - Centre of excelence for integrated research of the Earth's geosphere

Selected publications

JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - YOSHIDA, K. - SASINKOVÁ, V. - NOSKO, M. - KOBAYASHI, T. - HIRAJIMA, T. - VRABEC, M. Diamond in metasedimentary crustal rocks from Pohorje, Eastern Alps: A window to deep continental subduction. In Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 2015, vol. 33, no. 5, p. 495-512.
KOTKOVÁ, J. - JANÁK, M. UHP kyanite eclogite associated with garnet peridotite and diamond-bearing granulite, northern Bohemian Massif. In Lithos, 2015, vol. 226, spec. iss., p. 255-264.
BROSKA, I. - RAVNA, E.J.K. - VOJTKO, P. - JANÁK, M. - KONEČNÝ, P. - PENTRÁK, M. - BAČÍK, P. - LUPTÁKOVÁ, J. - KULLERUD, K. Oriented inclusions in apatite in a post-UHP fluid-mediated regime (Tromsø Nappe, Norway). In European Journal of Mineralogy, 2014, vol. 26, p. 623-634.
KLONOWSKA, I. - MAJKA, J. - JANÁK, M. - GEE, D. G. - LADENBERGER, A. Pressure-temperature evolution of a kyanite-garnet pelitic gneiss from Åreskutan: evidence of (U)HP metamorphism of the Seve Nappe Complex, weste-central Jämtland, Swedish Caledonides. In Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 2014, vol. 390, p. 321-336
MAJKA, J. - JANÁK, M. - ANDERSSON, B. - GEE, D. G. - KLONOWSKA, I. - ROSÉN, A. Pressure-temperature estimates on the Tjeliken eclogite: new insights into (ultra)-high pressure evolution of the Scandinavian Caledonides in northern Jämtland (Sweden). In Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 2014, vol. 390, p. 369-384.
MAJKA, J. - ROSÉN, A. - JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - KLONOWSKA, I. - MANECKI, M. - SASINKOVÁ, V. - YOSHIDA, K. Microdiamond discovered in the Seve Nappe (Scandinavian Caledonides) and its exhumation by the "vacuum-cleaner" mechanism. In Geology, 2014, vol. 42, p. 1107-1110.
UHER, P. - JANÁK, M. - KONEČNÝ, P. - VRABEC, M. Rare-element granitic pegmatite of Miocene age emplaced in UHP rocks from Visole, Pohorje Mountains (Eastern Alps, Slovenia): accessory minerals, monazite and uraninite chemical dating. In Geologica Carpathica, 2014, vol. 65, no. 2, p. 131-146.
BUKOVSKÁ, Z. - JEŘÁBEK, P. - LEXA, O. - KONOPÁSEK, J. - JANÁK, M. – KOŠLER, J. Kinematically unrelated C–S fabrics: an example of extensional shear band cleavage from the Veporic Unit (Western Carpathians). In Geologica Carpathica, 2013, vol. 64, no. 2, p. 103-116.
GEE, D.G. - JANÁK, M. - MAJKA, J. - ROBINSON, P. - VAN ROERMUND, H. L. M. Subduction along and within the Baltoscandian margin during closing of the Iapetus Ocean and Baltica-Laurentia collision. In Lithosphere, 2013, vol. 5, p. 169-178.
JANÁK, M. - KROGH RAVNA, E. J. - KULLERUD, K. - YOSHIDA, K. - MILOVSKÝ, R. - HIRAJIMA, T. Discovery of diamond in the Tromsø Nappe, Scandinavian Caledonides (N. Norway). In Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 2013, vol. 31, p. 691-703.
JANÁK, M. – VAN ROERMUND, H. – MAJKA, J. – GEE, D. UHP metamorphism recorded by kyanite-bearing eclogite in the Seve Nappe Complex of northern Jamtland, Swedish Caledonides. In Gondwana Research, 2013, vol. 23, no. 3, SI, p. 865-879.
JANÁK, M. - KROGH RAVNA, E.J. - KULLERUD, K. Constraining peak P-T conditions in UHP eclogites: calculated phase equilibria in kyanite- and phengite-bearing eclogite of the Tromsø Nappe, Norway. In Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 2012, vol. 30, p. 377-396.
MOUSSALLAM, Y. - SCHNEIDER, D.A. - JANÁK, M. - THÖNI, M. - HOLM, D.K. Heterogeneous extrusion and exhumation of deep-crustal Variscan assembly: Geochronology of the Western Tatra Mountains, northern Slovakia. In Lithos, 2012, vol. 144, p. 88-108.
VRABEC, M. - JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - DE HOOG, C-J. Phase relations during peak metamorphism and decompression of the UHP kyanite eclogites, Pohorje Mountains (Eastern Alps, Slovenia). In Lithos, 2012, vol. 144, p. 40-55.
DE HOOG, C-J. - JANÁK, M. - VRABEC, M. - HATTORI, K.H. Ultramafic cumulates of oceanic affinity in an intracontinental subduction zone: UHP garnet peridotites from Pohorje (Eastern Alps, Slovenija). In Ultrahigh-Pressure Metamorphism : 25 Years After the Discovery of Coesite and Diamond. First edition. - Amsterdam : Elsevier Inc., 2011, p. 399-439. ISBN 978-0-12-385144-4.
JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - GEORGIEV, N. - NAGEL, T. - SAROV, S. P-T evolution of kyanite eclogite from the Pirin Mountains (SW Bulgaria): implications for the Rhodope UHP Metamorphic Complex. In Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 2011, vol. 29, p. 317-332.
NAGEL, T. - SCHMIDT, S. - JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - JAHN-AWE, S. - GEORGIEV, N. The exposed base of a collapsing wedge - the Nestos Shear Zone (Rhodope Metamorphic Province, Greece). In Tectonics, 2011, vol. 30, tC4009.
HURAI, V. - JANÁK, M. - THOMAS, R. Fluid-assisted retrogression of garnet and P-T history of metapelites from HP/UHP metamorphic terrane (Pohorje Mountains, Eastern Alps). In Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 2010, vol. 160, no. 2, p. 203-218.
KIRST, F. - SANDMANN, S. - NAGEL, T. - FROITZHEIM, N. - JANÁK, M. Tectonic evolution of the southeastern part of the Pohorje Mountains (Eastern Alps, Slovenija). In Geologica Carpathica, 2010, vol. 61, no. 6, p. 451-461.
DE HOOG, C-J. - JANÁK, M. - VRABEC, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. Serpentinised peridotites from an ultrahigh-pressure terrane in the Pohorje Mts. (Eastern Alps, Slovenia): Geochemical constraints on petrogenesis and tectonic setting. In Lithos, 2009, vol. 109, no. 3-4, p. 209-222.
JANÁK, M. - CORNELL, D. - FROITZHEIM, N. - DE HOOG, C-J. - BROSKA, I. - VRABEC, M. - HURAI, V. Eclogite-hosting metapelites from the Pohorje Mountains (Eastern Alps): P-T evolution, zircon geochronology and tectonic implications. In European Journal of Mineralogy, 2009, vol. 21, no. 6, p. 1191-1212.
JANÁK, M. - MIKUŠ, T. - PITOŇÁK, P. - SPIŠIAK, J. Eclogites overprinted in the granulite facies from the Ďumbier Crystalline Complex (Low Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians). In Geologica Carpathica, 2009, vol. 60, no. 3, p. 193-204.
KRENN, E. - JANÁK, M. - FINGER, F. - BROSKA, I. - KONEČNÝ, P. Two types of metamorphic monazite with contrasting La/Nd, Th, and Y signatures in an ultrahigh-pressure metapelite from the Pohorje Mountains, Slovenia: Indications for pressure-dependent REE exchange between apatite and monazite? In American Mineralogist, 2009, vol. 94, no. 5-6, p. 801-815.
JEŘÁBEK, P. - JANÁK, M. - FARYAD, S.W. - FINGER, F. - KONEČNÝ, P. Polymetamorphic evolution of pelitic schists and evidence for Permian low-pressure metamorphism in the Vepor Unit, West Carpathians. In Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 2008, vol. 26, no. 4, p. 465-485.
JANÁK, M. - MÉRES, Š. - IVAN, P. Petrology and metamorphic P-T conditions of eclogites from the northern Veporic Unit (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). In Geologica Carpathica, 2007, vol. 58, no. 2, p. 121-131.
ZACHAR, J. - TÓTH, T.M. - JANÁK, M. Kyanite eclogite xenolith from the orthogneiss terrane of the Tisza Megaunit, Jánoshalma area, crystalline basement of southern Hungary. In Lithos, 2007, vol. 99, no. 3-4, p. 249-265.
GAAB, A.S. - JANÁK, M. - POLLER, U. - TODT, W. Alpine reworking of ordovician protoliths in the western Carpathians: geochronological and geochemical data on the Muran Gneiss Complex, Slovakia. In Lithos, 2006, vol. 87, no. 3-4, p. 261-275.
GAAB, A.S. - POLLER, U. - JANÁK, M. - KOHÚT, M. - TODT, W. Zircon U-Pb geochronology and isotopic characterization for the pre-Mesozoic basement of the Northern Veporic Unit (Central Western Carpathians, Slovakia). In Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, 2005, vol. 85, no.1, p. 69-88.
JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - VRABEC, M. - RAVNA, E.J.K. - DE HOOG, C-J. Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism and exhumation of garnet peridotite in Pohorje, Eastern Alps. In Journal of Metamorphic Geology. - Blackwell Scientific Publications, 2006, vol. 24, no. 1, p. 19-31.
BROSKA, I. - WILLIAMS, C.T. - JANÁK, M. - NAGY, G. Alteration and breakdown of xenotime-(Y) and monazite-(Ce) in granitic rocks of the Western Carpathians, Slovakia. In Lithos : Magmatic and Metamorphic Evolution of the Variscan Orogenic Crust, 2005, vol. 82, p. 71-83.
JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - VRABEC, M. - RAVNA, E.J.K. Reply to comment by C. Miller and J. Konzett on "First evidence for ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism of eclogites in Pohorje, Slovenia: Tracing deep continental subduction in the eastern Alps". In Tectonics, 2005, vol. 24 no. 6, tC6011, doi:10.1029/2005TC001875.
JANÁK, M. - FROITZHEIM, N. - LUPTÁK, B. - VRABEC, M. - RAVNA, E.J.K. First evidence for ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism of eclogites in Pohorje, Slovenia: Tracing deep continental subduction in the Eastern Alps. In Tectonics, 2004, vol. 23, no. 5, tC5014, doi:10.1029/2004TC001641.
LUPTÁK, B. - JANÁK, M. - PLAŠIENKA, D. - SCHMIDT, S. Th. Alpine low-grade metamorphism of the Permian – Triassic sedimentary rocks from the Veporic unit, Western Carpathians: phyllosilicate composition and “crystallinity” data. In Geologica Carpathica, 2003, vol. 54, no. 6, p. 367-375.
PETRÍK, I. - NABELEK, P. - JANÁK, M. - PLAŠIENKA, D. Conditions of formation and crystallization kinetics of highly oxidized pseudotachylytes from the High Tatras (Slovakia). In Journal of Petrology, 2003, vol. 44, no. 5, p. 901-927.
DUNKL, I. - ÁRKAI, P. - BALEN, D. - BALINTONI, I. - BERZA, T. - BIROŇ, A. - CSONTOS, L. - FRISCH, W. - FRITZ, H. - HOXHA, L. - JANÁK, M. - KÁZMÉR, M. - KOLLER, F. - KOROKNAI, B. - LELKES-FELDVÁRI, G. - MILOVANOVIC, D. - MOST, Th. - TÓTH, T.M. - NAKOV, R. - PALINKAŠ, L. - PAMIČ, D. - PLAŠIENKA, D. - PUSTE, A. - PUTIŠ, M. - SCHUSTER, Ralf - SZÉKELY, B. - THÖNI, M. - TOMLJENOVIČ, B. - TÖRÖK, K. - VRABEC, M. Web edition of the metamorphic map and database of Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaride area. In Geologica Carpathica, 2002, vol. 53, spec. iss., p. 161-164.
JANÁK, M. Polymetamorphic evolution of the crystalline complexes in the Central Western Carpathians (Tatric and Veporic units). In Geologica Carpathica, 2002, vol. 53, spec. iss., p. 160-161.
POLLER, U. - UHER, P. - BROSKA, I. - PLAŠIENKA, D. - JANÁK, M. First Permian - Early Triassic zircon ages for tin-bearing granites from the Gemeric unit (Western Carpathians, Slovakia): connection to the post-collisional extension of the Variscan orogen and S-type granite magmatism. In Terra Nova, 2002, vol. 14, p. 41-48.
TODT, W. - POLLER, U. - JANÁK, M. - KOHÚT, M. Metamorphic evolution of the western Tatra, Slovakia: new geochemical and geochronological data. In Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2002, vol. 66, 15 A, p. 777, Suppl. 1.
UHER, P. - JANÁK, M. - OZDÍN, D. Calcian dravite from metacarbonate rocks of the Mútnik magnesite-talc deposit, Hnúšťa, Slovakia. In Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie : Monatshefte, 2002, no. 2, p. 68-84.
PLAŠIENKA, D. - JANÁK, M. - LUPTÁK, B. - MILOVSKÝ, R. - FREY, M. Kinematics and metamorphism of a Cretaceous core complex: The veporic unit of the Western Carpathians. In Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part A: Solid Earth and Geodesy, 1999, vol. 24, no. 8, p. 651-658.

In the Catalogue of publications SAS you can find publications since 1999.