Alicja Wudarska, PhD

 

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

Position: Research Assistant

E-mail:  ndgiera@cyf-kr.edu.pl

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Research interests:

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

Education:

2014 - 2020: PhD in Geology at the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Warsaw

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

    Publications:

    • Wudarska A., Słaby E., Wiedenbeck M., Barnes J.D., Bonifacie M., Sturchio N.C., Bardoux G., Couffignal F., Glodny J., Heraty L., John T., Kusebauch C., Mayanna S., Wilke F.D.H, Deput E., 2020. Inter-laboratory characterisation of apatite reference materials for chlorine isotope analysis. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research (manuscript accepted).
    • 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

    Awards:

    • 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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