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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

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

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  • 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)


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
, 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
  • 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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