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Metamorphic Petrology Research Group

Research at Charles University

Metamorphic Petrology Research Group (MPRG) is composed of academic members
of the Institute of Petrology and Strutural Geology and their post-graduate students. Our aim is
to the study of textural and phase relations amongst minerals in metamorphic rocks.
For this purpose, we use different modern approaches, mainly description of the distribution
of elements in minerals and their behavior during metamorphosis, geospeedometry, thermodynamical modeling, etc. The results of our research should be the understanding of processes of evolution and exhumation of UHP the rocks and of geodynamics of the collision orogenic zones.

Main topics of the research

Team leader & members

  • prof. Shah Wali Faryad
  • prof. František Hrouda
  • Dr. Radim Jedlička
  • Dr. Martin Racek
  • Mgr. Jan Kulhánek (PhD student)
  • Mgr. Tereza Zelinková (PhD student)
  • Hezbullah Moiny (PhD student)

Selected publications

  • FARYAD, S.W., BALDWIN, S.L. JEDLICKA, R. and JEŽEK, J. 2019. Two-stage garnet growth
    in coesite eclogite from the southeastern Papua New Guinea (U)HP terrane and its geodynamic significance. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. doi.10.1007/s00410-019-1612-4.
  • SIZOVA, E., HAUZENBERGER, C., FRITZ, H., FARYAD, S.W. and GERYA, T. 2019. Late orogenic heating of (ultra) high-pressure: slab rollback vs. slab breakoff. Geosciences, 9(12), 499.
  • FARYAD, S. W., JEDLICKA, R., HAUZENBERGER, C. RACEK, M. 2018. High-pressure crystallization vs. recrystallization origin of garnet pyroxenite-eclogite within subduction-related lithologies. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112, 603-616.


Charles University
Faculty of Scicence
prof. Ing. Shah Wali Faryad, CSc.
E: faryad@natur.cuni.cz
T: (+420) 221 951 521 

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We have an interest for motivated post graduate students interesting in petrology.


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