Jakub Ciążela is a natural sciences doctor, a Leibniz Universität Hannover graduate in Germany, Vice-Chair of the IMA Commission on Ore Mineralogy (COM), an ore geologist, marine geologist and planetary geologist at Instytut Nauk Geologicznych PAN. He is involved in the study of metal migration and the search for metal deposits in previously unrecognized areas. He was a scientific member of the 360 International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expedition, which began drilling into the Earth’s mantle, and the first Polish expedition to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. He is also involved in the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) drilling and European Space Agency missions and projects. Currently, he leads six research grants on oceanic or planetary ore deposits financed by the National Science Centre, the European Space Agency, and other international entities. For four years, he has been a leader of the ESA and POLSA-supported MIRORES team designing a far-infrared spectrometer to detect ore mineralization on the Moon and Mars.