prof Adam Filip Idziak, PhD DSc

Professor of applied geophysics on the Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.
Head of the Department of Applied Geology.
Graduated in physics on University of Silesia, PhD and DSc in geophysics granted by Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Poland.

Main fields of scientific activity:

  • mining seismicity
  • environmental geophysics
  • application of geophysical methods in rock mechanics
  • mathematical methods of earth sciences

Selected publications:

Idziak A.: Seismic  wave  velocities  in  fractured   sedimentary carbonate rocks, Acta Geoph. Pol., 36, 2, 1988, pp. 101-114;

Idziak A.,Teper L,Cabała J.: The shallow  seismic  method  as  a tool for resolving tectonic problems: the northeast border of  the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Acta Geophys.Pol., 39, No 3, 1991, pp.293 ­309;

Idziak A., Teper L.: Fractal dimension of Faults Network in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Poland)- Preliminary studies. Pageoph, 147,No.2,1996, pp.239-247;

Idziak A. F: A Study of Spatial Distribution of Seismicity in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. Natural Hazards, 19, 1999, pp. 97 – 105;

Idziak A.F.: Migration of seismicity in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Acta Montana, ser. A, No. 20 (124), 2002, pp. 111 – 117;

Idziak A.F.,Stan-Kłeczek I.: Geomechanical properties of fractured carbonate rock mass determined by geophysical methods. in A. van Cotthem, R. Charlier, J-F. Thimus, J-P. Tshibangu (eds): Multiphysics Coupling and Long Term Behaviour in Rock Mechanics, Taylor & Francis, Leiden-London, 2006, pp.551-556;

Idziak A.F., Wysowska-Świebodzińska A.: Geophysical survey of post glacial deposit. Acta Geodynamika and Geomaterialia, 5, No2, 2008, pp. 197-203;

Idziak A.F., Stan-Kleczek I.: The Use of Seismic Methods to Determine Potential Directions of Underground Water Flow in a Fractured Rock Mass. in A.F.Idziak, R. Dubiel (eds): Geophysics in Mining and Environmental Protection. Chpt. 10, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 101-108;

Idziak A.F., Stan-Kleczek I.:Estimation of crack density parameter for different distributions of crack size. in: Jian Zhao &Jianchun Li (eds), Rock Dynamics and Applications, Proc. RocDyn-1, CRC Press – A Balkema Book, London, 2013, pp.353-359;

Stan-Kleczek I., Idziak A.F: Study of the relations between cracks and the elastic properties of rock mass. in: M. Kwaśniewski & D. Łydżba (eds) Rock Mechanics for Resources, Energy and Environment., Proc. Eurock 2013, CRC Press – A Balkema Book, London, 2013, pp. 157-160;