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Hydrogeologist , researcher

Jan Dowgiallo, Polish hydrogeologist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of heavy groundwater in Carpathian Flysch; description of unknown geothermal systems in Yemen. Recipient award Polish Academy of Sciences, 1981, Studium Hydrologicum Parmense, 1993.


Dowgiallo, Jan was born on February 29, 1932 in Nowomalin, Volhynia, Poland. Son of Karol and Zofia (Potulicki) Dowgiallo.


Master of Science, University Wrocl, Poland, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, Poland, 1963. Doctor of Science, University Warsaw, Poland, 1970.


Hydrogeologist Geoprojekt, Warsaw, 1953-1955. Assistant professor University Warsaw, 1955-1956, professor, since 1988. Head geological laboratory Ministry of Health, Warsaw, 1957-1963.

Head laboratory Institute Balneology, 1964-1972. Head hydrogeol. department Institute Geological Sciences Polish Academy of Sciences, since 1973. Republic of Poland ambassador to Israel Tel Aviv, 1990-1994.

Expert hydrogeologist United Nations Development Program, New Delhi, 1976-1977, World Health Organization, Sana'a, Yemen, 1981-1984. Lecturer University Warsaw, 1965-1975, 76-80, 85-90, 95—, International Institute for Geothermal Research, Pisa, Italy, 1990, University Bordeaux, France, 1995.


  • Achievements include discovery of heavy groundwater in Carpathian Flysch. Description of unknown geothermal systems in Yemen.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 130 articles to professional journals. Co-author, editor: Geology of Balneological Raw Materials, 1969, Map of Mineral Waters of Poland, 1974 (award Polish Academy of Sciences, 1974).


Chairman Solidarity Trade Union Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1990. Member International Association Hydrogeologists (president commission mineral and thermal waters since 1986), Polish Geological Society, International Geothermal Association.


Married Anna Komorowski, September 17, 1960. Children: Dorota, Elzbieta, Joanna, January.

Karol Dowgiallo

Zofia (Potulicki) Dowgiallo

Anna Komorowski

Dorota Dowgiallo

Elzbieta Dowgiallo

Joanna Dowgiallo

January Dowgiallo