Alicja Wudarska, MSc.


Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Research Centre in Warsaw
Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw, Poland

Position: Research Assistant


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Research interests:

isotope geochemistry, minerals of the apatite group, secondary ion mass spectrometry, reference materials development


2014 - now: PhD studies at the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS

  • Doctoral Dissertation was submitted to the Research Council in March 2020
  • PhD thesis title: Exploring history of the early Archean Isua supracrustal belt (SW Greenland) by investigation of H and Cl isotopes in apatite. Supervisor: Prof. dr hab. Ewa Słaby, Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Michael Wiedenbeck

2013 - 2014: MSc. in Mining and Geology at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow

  • Specialization: Applied Mineralogy and Gemology
  • Master’s thesis title: Arsenate substitution in lead hydroxyl apatites: Rietveld refinements and Raman spectroscopic study. Supervisor: dr hab inż. Maciej Manecki, prof. AGH

2009 - 2013 - BSc. in Mining and Geology at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow

Professional career:

Dec. 2018 - now: Research Assistant at the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Warsaw, PetroGEN Research Group

Mar. 2016 - now: Guest Scientist at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Section 3.1

Oct. 2018 - Dec. 2018: Geochemist (Technician staff) at the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Warsaw

Jul. 2013 - Aug. 2013: Internship at the accredited soil testing laboratory, Bureau for Forest Management and Geodesy in Cracow


    • Wudarska A., Słaby E., Wiedenbeck M., Birski Ł., Wirth R., Götze J., Lepland A., Kusebauch C., Kocjan I., 2020. Chlorine isotope composition of apatite from the >3.7 Ga Isua supracrustal belt, SW Greenland. Minerals, 10, 27.
    • Słaby E., Gros K., Förster H.-J., Wudarska A., Birski Ł., Hamada M., Götze J., Martin H., Jayananda M., Moyen J.-F., Moszumańska I., 2019. Mineral-fluid interactions in the late Archaean Closepet granite batholith, Dharwar craton, southern India. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 489, SP489-2019.
    • Birski Ł., Słaby E., Wirth R., Koch-Müller M., Simon K., Wudarska A., Götze J., Lepland A., Hofmann A., Kuras A., 2019. Archaean phosphates: a case study of transformation processes in apatite from the Barberton greenstone belt. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 174, 25.
    • Wudarska A., Wiedenbeck M., Słaby E., Lepland A., Birski Ł., Simon K., 2018. Halogen chemistry and hydrogen isotopes of apatite from the >3.7 Ga Isua supracrustal belt, SW Greenland. Precambrian Research, 310, 153–164.
    • Birski Ł., Wirth R., Słaby E., Wudarska A., Lepland A., Hofmann A., Schreiber A., 2018. (Ca-Y)-phosphate inclusions in apatite crystals from Archean rocks from the Barberton Greenstone Belt and Pilbara Craton: First report of natural occurrence. American Mineralogist, 103, 307–313.
    • Słaby E., Förster H.J., Wirth R., Wudarska A., Birski Ł., Moszumańska I., 2017. Validity of the apatite/merrillite relationship in evaluating the water content in the Martian mantle: implications from shergottite Northwest Africa (NWA) 2975. Geosciences, 7, 99.
    • Giera A., Manecki M., Bajda T., Rakovan J., Kwaśniak-Kominek M., Marchlewski T., 2016. Arsenate substitution in lead hydroxyl apatites: A Raman spectroscopic study. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 152, 370–377.

    Research projects:

    Development of the reference material(s) for U-Pb dating of apatite

    Development of new reference materials for oxygen isotope analysis and U-Pb dating of apatite

    • Funding body: Institute of Geological Sciences PAS (research grant for the early career researchers);
      co-operation with the SIMS laboratory at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
    • Time period: Sept. 2018 – June 2019
    • Role: Principal Investigator

    Variation of isotope ratios in early Archaean apatites as a source of information on the origin of water/ volatiles on the Earth


    • Award for the best student oral presentation at the 10th International Conference on the Analysis of Geological and Environmental Materials, Geoanalysis 2018, Sydney, Australia
    • Award for the Outstanding Early-Career Poster at the EGU Galileo conference Geoscience for understanding habitability in the solar system and beyond in Furnas, Azores in 2017
    • 2nd place for the Best Oral Communication at the XXIVth Session of the Petrology Group of the Mineralogical Society of Poland in 2017
    • Award for the best graduate of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection at the AGH University of Science and Technology in 2014
    • 3rd place in the XVIth edition of Diamonds of AGH competition for the best thesis in the category of the best theoretical thesis
    • Honorable mention for the oral presentation at the XVth International Conference of Young Geologists HERĽANY 2014

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