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Dr. Monika Klisch
Principal research interests:
Application of Isotopic Techniques into different fields of Science such as Environmental Physics, Biology, Medicine

Address:
Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ośrodek Badawczy w Warszawie - Research Centre in Warsaw
Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa, POLAND

Position: Adjunct

phone (+48) 22 6978-713
e-mail: monikaklisch@gmail.com

Home page:
http://www.ing.pan.pl/str_prac/Klisch_M/Klisch.htm

Education

  • 2004-2010 - PhD, Physics, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH - University of Science & Technology, Krakow, Poland
    Field of study: Physics (Nuclear Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Modern Physics and Cosmology, Mathematical Methods in Physics)
    Dissertation: "A comprehensive isotopic investigation of laminated sediments of Lake Gościąż."

  • 1998-2003 - MSc, Eng, Physics, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH - University of Science & Technology, Krakow, Poland 
    Field of study: Technical Physics
    Specialization: Medical Physics and Dosimetry (Medical Sciences such as Anatomy, Pathology, Histology, Physiology and Radiochemistry, Radiobiology, Radiotherapy, Biochemistry, Radiation Protection)
    Dissertation: "An adaptation of the head-space technique to analysis of isotopic composition of dissolved inorganic carbon."

  • 1994-1998 - High School, Krakow, Poland, Class profile: Math/Physics

  • 1987-1996 - Music School (I and II grade), Main Instrument: flute

Work Experience

  • 2011-2012 - Post-doctoral Researcher, School of Geology and Geophysics, University    of Oklahoma, USA - study of isotopic ratio of volatile organic compounds with usage of Compound Specific Stable Isotope Analysis, one and two-dimensional Gas Chromatography

  • 2011 - Lecturer - seminars on scientific subject in English, a one-month project in Istituti Tecnici Industriali, Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • 2009-2005 - Lecturer - laboratories and seminars in Physics 

  • 2008 - Visiting Researcher (3 months), Department of Earth Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada - study of isotopic techniques

  • 2006 - Medical Physicist, Stefan Żeromski Specialist Hospital in Krakow,  Department of Diagnostic Imaging (duties: radiation protection)

Publications

Klisch, M., Kuder, T., Philp, R.P., McHugh, T.E., 2012. Validation of adsorbents for sample preconcentration in compound-specific isotope analysis of common vapor intrusion pollutants. Journal of Chromatography
A
, 1270 (20- 27)
Kuder, T., Philp, P.R., Klisch, M., McHugh, T. 2011. Use of Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis to Distinguish Between Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of VOCs, ER-201025 Report.
Rozanski, K., Klisch, M.A., Wachniew, P., Gorczyca, Z., Goslar, T., Edwards, T.W.D., Shemesh, A. 2010. Oxygen-isotope geothermometers in lacustrine sediments: New insights through combined δ18O analyses of aquatic cellulose, authigenic calcite and biogenic silica in Lake Gościąż, central Poland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, No.10 (2957-2969).
Klisch, M., 2010. A comprehensive isotopic investigation of laminated sediments of Lake Gościąż (in Polish). Ph. D. thesis, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, 111 pp.
Kuc, T., Różański, K., Chmura, W., Klisch, M., Żurek, A., Chmiel, M., 2007. Nitrates in the Opole-Zawadzkie groundwater system, South-West Poland: an isotopic study. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, vol.16, No.3B
Rozanski, K., Goslar, T., Kuc, T., Gorczyca, Z., Klisch, M. 2006. A comprehensive isotopic investigation of laminated sediments of Lake Gosciaz to obtain a record of absolute temperature in Central Europe in Late Glacial and Holocene. Report (in Polish)

Awards and Honours

  • 2009 - 1st prize in "The Best Poster Presentation" competition (award  and diploma), 10th Isotope Workshop - European Society for Isotopic Research, Złotniki Lubańskie

  • 2008 - Diploma: Rector's distinction for scientific achievements
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  • 2007 - Stipend ($1000) and Diploma for research achievements granted by: Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland


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