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Monika Agnieszka Kusiak, PhD
Principal research interests:
geochronology, geochemistry, mineralogy
  Maiden name: Żachuń

Address:
Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Ośrodek Badawczy w Warszawie
Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa, POLAND

Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
- Research Centre in Warsaw

Position: Associate Professor

phone: 22 6978-741
e-mail mkusiak@twarda.pan.pl
home page: www.ing.pan.pl/str_prac/Kusiak_M/Kusiak.htm
Academic degrees ; Professional career Principal research publications
Memberships Principal research activity
Awards and fellowships


Academic degrees

Professional career
2003 - Ph.D. in Geology
Institute of Geological Sciences P.A.S
Research Centre in Cracow
Age and geochemistry of detrital monazites from the Upper Carboniferous sediments of the Upper Silesia Coal Basin
Supervisor: dr. Nonna Bakun-Czubarow

1996 - M.Sc. in Geology
Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Jagiellonian University
Heavy minerals from arenites and exotic rocks from the Cracow Sandstone Series, Poland.” (in Polish)
Supervisor: dr. Marek Michalik

1.07.2009 - Research Center in Warsaw - Adjunct

2004 - 30.06.2009 - Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Research Center in Cracow - Adjunct

1998 - 2003 - Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Research Center in Cracow - Assistant

Principal research publications

Xu, D., Kusiak, M.A., Wang, Z., Chen, H., Bakun-Czubarow, N., Wu, C., Konečny, P., Hollins, P. 2014. Microstructural observation and chemical dating on monazite from the Shilu Group, Hainan Province of South China: implications for origin and evolution of the Shilu Fe-Co-Cu ore district. Lithos; accepted. Doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.12.017
Hu G., Wang Z., Xu D., Cai J., Wu C., Yu L., Shan Q., Hou M., Chen H., Kusiak, M.A., 2014. Detrital Zircon U-Pb Ages of the Proterozoic Metaclastic-Sedimentary Rocks in Hainan Province of South China: New Constraints on Depositional Times, Provenances, and Tectonic Implications. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88, s2: 1620-1624.
Kusiak, M.A., Williams, I.S., Dunkley, D.J., Konečny, P., Słaby, E. & Martin, H. M. 2014. Monazite to the rescue: U-Th-Pb dating of the intrusive history of the composite Karkonosze pluton, Bohemian Massif. Chemical Geology 364: 76-92.
Kusiak, M.A., Whitehouse, M.J., Wilde, S.A., Dunkley, D.J., Menneken, M., Nemchin, A.A., Clark, C., 2013. Changes in zircon chemistry during Archean UHT metamorphism in the Napier Complex, Antarctica. American Journal of Science 313: 933-967.
Xu, D., Wang, Z., Cai, J., Wu, C., Bakun-Czubarow, N., Wang, L., Chen, H., Baker, M., Kusiak, M.A., 2013. Geological characteristics and metallogenesis of the Shilu Fe-ore deposit in Hainan Province, South China. Ore Geology Reviews 53: 318-342.
Kusiak, M.A., Whitehouse, M.J., Wilde, S.A., Nemchin, A.A., Clark, C., 2013. Mobilization of radiogenic Pb in zircon revealed by ion imaging: Implications for early Earth geochronology. Geology 41: 291-294
Budzyń, B., Dunkley, D.J., Kusiak, M.A., Poprawa, P., Malata, T., Skiba, M. & Paszkowski, M., 2011 - SHRIMP U-Pb zircon chronology of the Polish Western Outer Carpathians source areas. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 81: 161-171.
Kusiak, M.A., Dunkley, D.J., Suzuki, K., Kachlík, V., Kędzior, A. Lekki, J. & Opluštil, S., 2010 - Chemical (non-isotopic) and isotopic dating of Phanerozoic zircon - a case study of durbachite from the Třebíč Pluton, Bohemian Massif. Gondwana Research, 17:153-161.
Kusiak, M.A., Dunkley, D.J., Słaby, E., Martin, H. & Budzyń, B., 2009 - Sensitive high resolution ion microprobe analysis of zircon reequilibrated by late magmatic fluids in a hybridized pluton. Geology, 37,12: 1063-1066
Dunkley, D.J., Suzuki, K., Hokada, T., Kusiak, M.A., 2008 - Contrasting ages between isotopic chronometers in granulites: Monazite dating and metamorphism in the Higo Complex, Japan. Gondwana Research, 14: 624-643
Kusiak, M.A. & Bakun-Czubarow, N. 2008 - Mineral chemistry of monazites from the Poruba Beds and Kwaczala Arkose, Upper Silesia Coal Basin (Poland). Studia Geologica Polonica, 129: 107-130
Kusiak, M.A. & Lekki, J., 2008 - Proton microprobe for chemical dating of monazite.  Gondwana Research, 14: 617-623
Kusiak, M.A., Suzuki, K., Dunkley, D.J., Lekki, J., Bakun-Czubarow, N., Paszkowski, M. & Budzyń, B., 2008 - EPMA and PIXE dating of monazite in granulites from Stary Gieraltow, NE Bohemian Massif, Poland. Gondwana Research, 14: 675-685
Sláma, J., Dunkley, D.J., Kachlík, V. & Kusiak, M.A., 2008 - Transition from island-arc to passive setting on the continental margin of Gondwana: U-Pb zircon dating of Neoproterozoic metaconglomerates from the SE margin of the Teplá-Barrandian Unit, Bohemian Massif. Tectonophysics, 461: 44-59
Kusiak, M.A., 2007 - CHIME - chemiczna metoda datowania minerałów. Przegląd Geologiczny 55, 383-389. (in Polish)
Lekki, J. & Kusiak, M.A., 2007 - Monazite dating using micro-PIXE. Mineralogia Polonica - Special Papers, 30, 85-87.
Kusiak, M.A. & Rajchel, J., 2007 - Cracow Sightseeing. [In:] Eurogranites` 2007 Excursion Guide, [ed.] Wiszniewska J. & Krzemińska E., Warsaw: 39-44.
Wiszniewska, J., Kusiak, M.A., Krzemińska, E., Dörr, W. & Suzuki, K., 2007 - Mesoproterozoic AMCG granitoids in the Mazury complex, NE Poland - a geochronological update. [In:] Granitoids in Poland, AM Monograph No. 1, [ed.] Wiszniewska J. & Krzemińska E. Warszaw: 31-39.
Kusiak, M.A., Kędzior, A., Paszkowski, M., Suzuki, K., González-Álvarez, I., Wajsprych, B. & Doktor, M. 2006 - Provenance Implications of Th-U-Pb Electron Microprobe Ages from Detrital Monazite in the Carboniferous Upper Silesia Coal Basin, Poland. Lithos 88: 56-71.
González-Álvarez, I., Kusiak, M.A. & Kerrich, R. 2006 - A trace element and chemical Th-U total Pb dating study in the Lower Belt-Purcell Supergroup, Western North America: provenance and diagenetic implications. Chemical Geology 230: 140-160.
Goto, A., Kusiak, M.A., Senda, R., Tokiwa, T., Shibata, K. & Suzuki, K., 2005 - ポーランドのビェリチカ岩塩坑と愛地球博ポーランド館から寄贈された岩塩標本  (Wieliczka salt mine in Poland and halite specimens donated from Polish pavilion of EXPO 2005). Bull. Nagoya Univ. Museum 21: 147-153. (in Japanese, English abstract)
Budzyń, B. & Kusiak, M.A. 2005 - Geochronologia - zarys możliwości i zastosowań wybranych metod. Wszechswiat 106/4-6: 102-105. (in Polish)
Poprawa, P., Kusiak, M.A., Malata, T., Paszkowski, M., Pécskay, Z. & Skulich, J., 2005 - Th-U-Pb chemical dating of monazite and K/Ar dating of mica combined: preliminary study of "exotic" crystalline clasts from the Western Outer Carpathian flysh (Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland, Spec. Papers 25: 345-351.
Kusiak, M.A., Paszkowski M. & Dziubińska, B., 2004 - The First Precambrian Detrital Monazites from the Polish Extern Carpathian. [In:] Applied Mineralogy, [ed.] Peccio et al., Sao Paulo, ISBN 85-98656-01-1: 141-144.
Dziubińska, B., Kusiak, M.A. & Paszkowski, M., 2004 - Heavy minerals from the Polish Part of the Eastern Carpathian Sandstones. [In:] Applied Mineralogy, [ed.] Peccio et al., Sao Paulo, ISBN 85-98656-02-x: 677-679.
Poprawa, P., Malata, T., Pécskay, Z., Banaś, M., Skulich, J., Paszkowski, M. & Kusiak, M.A., 2004 - Geochronology of crystalline basement of the Western outer Carpathians' sedyment source areas - preliminary data. Mineralogical Society of Poland - Special Papers 24: 329-332.
Lekki, J., Lebed, S., Paszkowski, M.L., Kusiak, M., Vogt, J., Hajduk, R., Polak, W., Potempa, A., Stachura, Z. & Styczeń, J., 2003 - Age determination of monazites using the new experimental chamber of the Cracow Proton Microprobe. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 210: 472-477.

Memberships
 
PTMin  - Polish Mineralogical Society  – www.ptmin.agh.edu.pl/index_pl.html
EMAS  - European Microbeam Analysis Society –  www.emas-web.net

Principal research activity
  Research projects:
  • 2011-2014
    "The Earth in Transition: from Earliest Crust to Earliest Preserved Rocks". Project in the frame of the 7th Frame Programme of Marie Curie IOF Fellowship.
  • 2013
    "Mobilisation of elements in zircon with implications for the dating of metamorphic rocks". Project granted by the Australian Synchrotron.
  • 2011
    "Chemical dating and EMP characterisation of monazite standards". Project granted by the "Group of Eight" fellowship.
  • 2011
    "Earliest preserved rocks in the Napier Complex, Enderby Land, Antarctica". Project in the frame of the SYNTHESYS programme.
  • 2010-2011
    "Geochronology of the Cape Melville Formation on the King George Island, West Antarctica".
  • 2010
    "Monazites and zircons as micro-recorders of geological history, part II: monazite." Project granted by the Foundation for Polish Science, Poland.
  • 2009-2011
    "Structural deformation and metamorphism of the Shilu ore deposit in Changjiang, Hainan Province, China, and their relationship to Fe-, Co- and Cu-polimetallic metallogenies." (Leader: N. Bakun-Czubarow, co-workers: Xu Deru), Project funded by the Chinese-Polish Scientific & Technological Cooperation Committee.
  • 2009-2010
    "Episodic flow of diagenetic brines through the Mesoproterozoic the Belt-Purcell Supergroup: constraints from the chemical dating of monazite and geochemistry. (Leader: I. Gonzalez-Alvarez, co-workers: R. Kerrich)
  • 2008-2009
    "Chronological constraints on the magmas emplacement in granitoid bodies of mixed origin on the base of Karkonosze composite pluton (NE Bohemian Massif)." Project funded by the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Science. (Leader: M.A. Kusiak)
  • 2008-2009
    "Coal-bearing rocks of Upper Carboniferous as registers of gas beyond the areas of known coal basins in Poland". (Leader: M. Paszkowski, co-workers: D. Gmur, A. Kędzior, M. Oliwkiewicz-Miklasińska)
  • 2007-2009
    "Monazites and zircons as micro-recorders of geological history, part I: zircon." Project granted by the Foundation for Polish Science, Poland. (Leader: M.A. Kusiak)
  • 2006-2007
    "Age contrasts between isotopic chronometers in a granulite terrane: timing metamorphism in the Higo Complex, Japan".  (Leader: K. Suzuki, co-workers: D.J. Dunkley, T. Hokada)
  • 2005-2007
    "Identification of source terrain-forming rocks on the basis of CHIME dating of detrital monazites from the Upper Silesia Coal Basin and from crystalline rocks of the Bohemian Massif". Project funded by the JSPS, Japan. (Leader: M.A. Kusiak)
  • 2004-2006
    "Geochemistry of the Belt-Purcell Supergroup, western North America: Provenance and diagenetic implications".  (Leader: R. Kerrich, co-workers: I. Gonzalez-Alvarez)
  • 2004-2005
    "Geochronology of the crystalline basement of the Western Outer Carphatians` source areas".  (Leader: P. Poprawa, co-workers: T. Malata, Z. Pecskay, M. Paszkowski & M. Banas)
  • 2003-2004
    "Identification of source terrain-forming rocks on the basis of REE fractionation in detrital monazites from the Upper Silesia Coal Basin." Project funded by the State Committee for Scientific Research, Poland. (Leader: M.A. Kusiak)
  • 2002-2003
    "Old-red Facies in Poland - depositional systems, provenance and tectonic settings".  (Leader: M. Paszkowski)
  • 2000-2001
    "Age and geochemical characteristics of monazites provenance indicator for detrital material from the Upper Silesia Coal Basin." Project funded by State Committee for Scientific Research, Poland. (Leader: M.A. Kusiak)
  • 2000
    "Heavy mineral provenance from the Miocene of Biszcza-Księżpol, Carpathian Foredeep". (Leader: M. Paszkowski)


Awards and fellowships
 

  • March 2013 - Australian Synchrotron grant for a beamtime

  • August 2011 - August 2014 - Marie Curie Fellowship in the Seventh Framework Programme of European Commission for research at the Curtin University in Perth, Australia and the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden

  • April - August 2011 - Group of Eight (G08) Fellowship for research at the Centre for Microscopy Characterisation and Analysis, The University of Western Australia, Perth

  • March 2011 - SYNTHESYS Programme The European Union funded Integrated Activities Grant, Resources for SE-TAF, for research at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2010 -Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science "Homing Programme" - Prolongation

  • 2009 - Gondwana Research Best Paper Award. Award for the paper by Dunkley, D.J., Suzuki, K., Hokada, T., Kusiak, M.A., 2008 - Contrasting ages between isotopic chronometers in granulites: Monazite dating and metamorphism in the Higo Complex, Japan.

  • 2007 - 2008 - Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science "Homing Programme" (reintegration grant for young researchers returning from an extended scientific stay abroad awarded to facilitate their return to Poland and to boost their academic career by improving their working conditions and supporting cooperation with the foreign host research centre)

  • 2007 - Habilitation Fellowship by the Polish Academy of Sciences.

  • April 2005 - March 2007 - Fellowship of The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for research at the Chronological Center, Nagoya University, Japan.

  • 2004 - Conference fellowship by the Warsaw Science Community and The Foundation For Polish Science to participate at the International Congress on Applied Mineralogy (ICAM 2004), Águas de Lindòia, Brazil.

  • 2003 - PhD thesis award by the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences.

  • 2003 - Award of the Director of the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, for the best results in a quadrennial as hitherto youngest award winner.

  • 2003 - European Microbeam Analysis Society, Conference grant for young scientists, Cádiz, Spain.

  • 2002 - Conference fellowship by the Warsaw Science Community and The Foundation For Polish Science to participate at the Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada (GAC-MAC) conference, Saskatoon, Canada.

  • Oct. 2001 - March 2002 - Fellowship of The Matsumae International Foundation for research at the Nagoya University, Japan.

  • April 2000 - Domestic grant for the best young scholars by the Foundation for Polish Sciences.

  • March - May 1996 - Scholarship of the Central European Exchange Program for University Students (CEEPUS) for study at ELTE University in Budapest, Hungary.


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