Research Team Leader: Dr. Elemér Pál-Molnár
‘Vulcano’ Petrology and Geochemistry Research Group (VPGRG) was founded to explore igneous processes from source to surface as well as associated hydrothermal and metasomatic reactions and post-magmatic alterations (e.g., weathering, deformation or metamorphism). The research group is adhered to a complex approach to reveal relationships between the studied magmatic rocks and the members of their related sedimentary/metamorphic cycles. Members of the VPGRG are generally interested in the petrology and geochemistry of alkaline magmatic systems (Ditrău Alkaline Massif) and the pre-Neogene (Palaeozoic and Mesozoic) basement of the Tisza Mega-unit (Southern Transdanubia, eastern Pannonian Basin, Apuseni Mts). The latter involves the mineralogical, petrological, and geochemical analyses of anchi- and epimetamorphic pelites, marble zones with uncertain protolith age, (meta)volcanic rocks and volcaniclastics, and plutonic or subvolcanic formations. Moreover, the radiometric age dating as well as the microstructural interpretations of these rocks are under focus.