Principal research interests
Clay Mineralogy, Spectroscopy, Molecular modelling
Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Ośrodek Badawczy w Krakowie
ul. Senacka 1, 31-002 Kraków, POLAND
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
- Research Centre in Cracow
phone: (+48) 12 422 19 10; fax (+48) 12 422 16 09
(+48) 12 3705 232
2001 - 2006
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
MSc Thesis (2006):
Some mineralogical and geochemical aspects of oxidation zone in Zn-Pb ore deposits from the "Pomorzany" mine rear Olkusz
Supervisor: Dr hab. Zbigniew Sawłowicz
2002 - 2007
Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
MSc Thesis (2007):
Modelling of infrared and Raman scaterring spectra of chosen phosphonic derivatives of proline.
Supervisor: Prof. dr hab. Leonard M. Proniewicz
2007 - 2009
Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Applied Computer Science, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków part-time student of Computer Sciences.
2009 - 2011
Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, part-time student of Computer Sciences.
BSc Eng. Thesis (2011)
Supervisor: Dr Krzysztof Barteczko
2007 - 2011 - PhD student;
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Science
PhD Thesis (2011):
Interpretation of K-Ar ages measured for mineral mixtures
Supervisor : Prof. dr hab. Jan Środoń
2009 - present
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences - Researcher
05-2016 - present
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, head of the Clay Minerals Laboratory
2014 - the 3-years fellowship for the young outstanding researchers awarded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
2013 - the "Giovanni Novelli" prize of Associazione Italiana per lo Studio delle Argille
2012 - the Prime Minister Award for the PhD thesis
2011 - the Start Programme - prolongation of the stipend for young researchers awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science.
2010 - the Start Programme - stipend for young researchers awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science.
2010 - The Clay Minerals Society, Conference grant for young scientists, Sevilla, Spain.
2009 - Bradley Award of The International Association for the Study of Clays (AIPEA) for the article: M. Szczerba, J. Środoń and M. Skiba: One dimensional structure of exfoliated polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites: a polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) case study.
2009 - American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Grant-in-Aid.
2009 - International Union of Crystallography, Conference grant for young scientists, Zvenigorod, Russia.
2009 - The Clay Minerals Society, Conference grant for young scientists, Billings MT, USA.
2006 - 1st prize of Polish Mineralogical Society for Master thesis in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry.
Q-MIN - a computer program used for quantitative analysis of clay-bearing rocks from random preparations. The programs is a whole-pattern fitting program, which models experimental XRD pattern as sum of mineral standards using genetic algorithms as an optimization engine.
>MODELAGE< - a Java program for extraction of diagenetic and detrital ages and of
40Kdetrital/40Kdiagenetic ratio from K-Ar dates of clay fractions
>MODELAGE source code<
>instruction to MODELAGE<