RNDr. Ján Vozár, PhD.

researcher, deputy director of the Geophysical division, head of the Department of geomagnetism

Workplace:Bratislava, Dúbravská cesta 9
Phone:+421 2 5941 0613
Personal webpage:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Vozar

Research interests:
  • Multidimensional electromagnetic modeling of the Earth – particularly magnetotelluric (MT) and geomagnetic
  • Geophysical-petrological modeling of the Earth
  • Geophysical joint inversion modeling


Professional preparation and appointments:
Mgr., Geophysics
Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
RNDr. (Rerum Naturalis Doctor, M.Sc. equivalent), Geophysics
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
PhD. , Geophysics
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
3/2016 – now
Research Scientist
Earth Science Instiutte of the SAS
4/2009 – 2/2016
Research Scientist
Geophysical Section, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland (2009-2011 – INDEPTH4 project; 2012-2015 – IRETHERM)
9/2000 – 4/2009
Research Associate
Geophysical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia; 2005 – PhD. research at Geophysical Institute of PAN, Poland (4 months stay)
1/1999 – 12/1999
Geological Survey of Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia


Track record of grants and funding:


Principal Investigator
SASPRO 1947/03/01-b: CRITHON3D Multi-dimensional integrated geophysical-petrological modelling of the crust, and uppermost mantle for central Europe region by structural joint inversion
Post-Doctoral fellow in Dublin, Ireland
IRETHERM – SFI (Scientific Foundation of Ireland) funded
Post-Doctoral fellow in Dublin, Ireland
INDEPTH4 – “InterNational DEep Profiling of Tibet and the Himalaya Phase IV”
Principal investigator
VEGA grant 6045 – “Study of the flexure contact North European platform vs. Carpathian litospheric plate”
Participating partner of the project
CEMES project – “Central Europe Mantle Geoelectrical Structure”
Participating partner of the project
CELEBRATION 2000 project – “Central European Lithospheric Experiment Based on Refraction”


Selected publications:


Campanyà, J., Ogaya, X., Jones, A.J., Rath V., Vozar, J., & Meqbel, N.: The advantages of complementing MT profiles in 3-D environments with geomagnetic transfer function and interstation horizontal magnetic transfer function data: results from a synthetic case study. In Geophysical Journal International, 2016, vol. 207, p. 1818-1836. (IF: 2.484)

Bezak V., Pek J., Vozar J., Bielik M., Vozar J.: Geoelectrical and geological structure of the crust in Western Slovakia. In Stud. Geophys. Geod., 2014, 58, 473-488, DOI: 10.1007/s11200-013-0491-9 (IF: 0.752)

Vozar, J., Jones, A.G., Fullea, J., Agius, M.R., Lebedev, S., Le Pape, F., and Wei, W: Integrated geophysical‐petrological modeling of lithosphere‐asthenosphere boundary in central Tibet using electromagnetic and seismic data. In Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2014, 15 (10), 3965-3988. (IF: 2.923)

Wei, W., Le Pape, F., Jones, A.G., Vozar, J., Dong, H., Unsworth, M., Jin, S., Ye, G., Jing, J., Zhang, L., and Xie, C: Northward channel flow in northern Tibet revealed from 3D magnetotelluric modelling. In Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 2014, 235, 13-24. (IF: 2.895)

Le Pape, F., Jones, A.G., Vozar, J., and W. Wenbo: Penetration of crustal melt beyond the Kunlun Fault into northern Tibet. In  Nature Geoscience, 2012, 5 (5), 330-335. (IF: 11.74)