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Michal Sachanbinski

educator , geologist

Michal Sachanbinski, Ukrainian geologist, educator. Achievements include research in description of natural prasiolite and platinum-group minerals in lateritic covers from the serpentinite massifs. Recipient medal, Ministry National Education, Poland, 1987; Mineralogy & Geochemistry grant, Polish Science Committee, 1994—2006.

Background

Sachanbinski, Michal was born on January 20, 1939 in Szepitówka, Ukraine. Son of Rostyslaw Sachanbinski and Anna Bezwierchnia.

Education

Master of Science in Geology, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1970. Habil in Geochemistry, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1980.

Postdiploma in Mineralogy, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica Krakow, 1972.

Career

Assistant Faculty Natural Sciences, Institute Geological Sciences, University Wroclaw, 1962—1970, adjunct faculty, 1970—1980, head mineralogical museum & department gemology, 1975—2008, docent, 1980—1989, managing director institute geological science, 1987—2004, professor, since 1989. Vice chancellor University Wroclaw, 1984—1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in description of natural prasiolite and platinum-group minerals in lateritic covers from the serpentinite massifs.

Works

  • Author: (book) Gems of Silesia. Contributor scientific papers.

Membership

Member of Com.Advisors Earth Museum (Polish Academy Science), Committee Mineralogical Sciences (Polish Academy Science), Gemology Society Poland (vice president 1981), Mineralogy Society Poland 1975-1989.

Connections

father:
Rostyslaw Sachanbinski

mother:
Anna Bezwierchnia