Dr Agata Krzesinska

Dr Agata Krzesinska

Postdoctoral Researcher STFC Mars

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division

Summary

My research addresses the question of whether the subsurface of Mars was a habitable environment. To understand this I use a range of non-destructive techniques and study secondary mineralization of altered martian meteorites. 3D imaging of fracture networks and alteration phases in martian meteorites provides information relating to fluid flow pathways, fluid volumes, fluid geochemistry and timing of alteration.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Poland

Employment history

Academic

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2015 - ongoing

Researcher, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland, 2010 - 2015

Memberships

Council member, Polish Meteorite Society, 2014 - 2017.

Publications

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Geraki K, Michalski JR, Smith CL (2017) Multiple Fluid Alterations in the Matrial Subsurface Recorded By Nakhlites. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6236 - 6236.

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Smith CL, Salge T, Almeida NV, Russell SS (2017) Volatile Metal-bearing Phases Associated with Cumulus Pigeonite in Chasisgny – Indications for the Petrogenesis. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Soceity, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6238 - 6238.

Kusiak MA, Krzesinska AM, Wirth R, Konecny P (2017) Rutile nanostructure as an indicator of shock and thermal history of chondrites. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6086 - 6086.

Salge T, Krzesinska AM, Mohr-westheide T (2017) Non-destructive imaging of martian meteorite Chassigny and quantification of platinum group metals (PGM) from Archean spherule layers in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa using low voltage FE-SEM/EDS. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6209 - 6209.

Tyminski Z, Krzesinska AM, Burakowska A, Stepisiewicz M, Dziel T, Tyminska K, Olech A, Zoladek P (2017) 26Al isotope in Pultusk meteorite fragments. . 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6278 - 6278.

Almeida NV, Krzesinska AM, Smith CL, Downes H, Russell SS (2016) A Three-Dimensional Survey of Metal Grain Size Distribution in Ordinary Chondrites: Effects of Metamorphism. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (51) : Meteoritical Society : 6230 - 6230.

Krzesinska AM, Michalski JR, Smith CL, Schofield PF (2016) Secondary Minerals in Nakhla: A 3D Reconstruction of Alteration Sequences. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (51) : Meteoritical Society : 6226 - 6226.

Krzesińska AM (2016) Thermal metamorphic evolution of the Pułtusk H chondrite breccia – compositional and textural properties not included in petrological classification. Geological Quarterly, 60 (1) : doi: 10.7306/gq.1267

Krzesińska A, Gattacceca J, Friedrich JM, Rochette P (2015) Impact-related noncoaxial deformation in the Pułtusk H chondrite inferred from petrofabric analysis. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 50 (3) : 401 - 417. doi: 10.1111/maps.12429

Krzesinska AM (2015) Early impact event and fluid activity on H chondrite parent body registered in the Pułtusk meteorite. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 17 (#EGU2015-7492) : 7492 - 7492.

Krzesinska AM, Wirth R, Kusiak MA (2015) Shock and annealing record in Zakłodzie enstatite meteorite. 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (50) : Meteoritical Society : 5229 - 5229.

Krzesinska AM, Wirth R, Kusiak MA (2015) Evolution of Zakłodzie meteorite – insight from TEM analyses. European Planetary Science Conference, #EPSC2015-651

Krzesińska A, Fritz J (2014) Weakly shocked and deformed CM microxenoliths in the Pułtusk H chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 49 (4) : 595 - 610. doi: 10.1111/maps.12276

Krzesinska AM, Fritz J (2014) Early evolution of the H chondrite parent body: record in chromite-plagioclase assemblages. 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (49) : Meteoritical Society : A219 - A219.

Krzesinska AM, Gattacceca J, Friedrich JM, Rochette P (2014) Petrofabric of Zag and Pułtusk meteorites: implications for impact conditions on the H chondrite parent body. Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (49) : Meteoritical Society : A220 - A220.

Krzesinska AM (2013) Multiple impact deformation of the Pułtusk H-chondrite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (48) : Meteoritical Society : A213 - A213.

Krzesinska AM (2012) Postshock annealing of the Baszkówka meteorite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (47) : Meteoritical Society : A132 - A132.

Krzesinska AM (2011) High resolution X-ray tomography as a tool for analysis of internal textures in meteorites. Meteorites, 2011 (1) : 3 - 12. doi: 10.5277/met110101

Krzesinska A, Siemiatkowski J (2011) Evidence for multiple deformational brecciation and impact melting in chondrites from the Jacek Siemiątkowski Collection. Przeglad Geologiczny, 59 : 576 - 588.

Krzesinska AM, Redlinska-marczynska A, Wilkosz P, Zelazniewicz A (2010) Deformational and hydrational structures in cap rocks of the Dębina Salt Dome, the Kleszczów Graben, central Poland. Przeglad Geologiczny, 58 : 522 - 530.

Introduction

Summary

My research addresses the question of whether the subsurface of Mars was a habitable environment. To understand this I use a range of non-destructive techniques and study secondary mineralization of altered martian meteorites. 3D imaging of fracture networks and alteration phases in martian meteorites provides information relating to fluid flow pathways, fluid volumes, fluid geochemistry and timing of alteration.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Poland

Employment history

Academic

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2015 - ongoing

Researcher, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland, 2010 - 2015

Professional activities

Memberships

Council member, Polish Meteorite Society, 2014 - 2017.

Publications

Publications

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Geraki K, Michalski JR, Smith CL (2017) Multiple Fluid Alterations in the Matrial Subsurface Recorded By Nakhlites. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6236 - 6236.

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Smith CL, Salge T, Almeida NV, Russell SS (2017) Volatile Metal-bearing Phases Associated with Cumulus Pigeonite in Chasisgny – Indications for the Petrogenesis. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Soceity, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6238 - 6238.

Kusiak MA, Krzesinska AM, Wirth R, Konecny P (2017) Rutile nanostructure as an indicator of shock and thermal history of chondrites. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6086 - 6086.

Salge T, Krzesinska AM, Mohr-westheide T (2017) Non-destructive imaging of martian meteorite Chassigny and quantification of platinum group metals (PGM) from Archean spherule layers in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa using low voltage FE-SEM/EDS. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6209 - 6209.

Tyminski Z, Krzesinska AM, Burakowska A, Stepisiewicz M, Dziel T, Tyminska K, Olech A, Zoladek P (2017) 26Al isotope in Pultusk meteorite fragments. . 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6278 - 6278.

Almeida NV, Krzesinska AM, Smith CL, Downes H, Russell SS (2016) A Three-Dimensional Survey of Metal Grain Size Distribution in Ordinary Chondrites: Effects of Metamorphism. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (51) : Meteoritical Society : 6230 - 6230.

Krzesinska AM, Michalski JR, Smith CL, Schofield PF (2016) Secondary Minerals in Nakhla: A 3D Reconstruction of Alteration Sequences. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (51) : Meteoritical Society : 6226 - 6226.

Krzesińska AM (2016) Thermal metamorphic evolution of the Pułtusk H chondrite breccia – compositional and textural properties not included in petrological classification. Geological Quarterly, 60 (1) : doi: 10.7306/gq.1267

Krzesińska A, Gattacceca J, Friedrich JM, Rochette P (2015) Impact-related noncoaxial deformation in the Pułtusk H chondrite inferred from petrofabric analysis. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 50 (3) : 401 - 417. doi: 10.1111/maps.12429

Krzesinska AM (2015) Early impact event and fluid activity on H chondrite parent body registered in the Pułtusk meteorite. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 17 (#EGU2015-7492) : 7492 - 7492.

Krzesinska AM, Wirth R, Kusiak MA (2015) Shock and annealing record in Zakłodzie enstatite meteorite. 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (50) : Meteoritical Society : 5229 - 5229.

Krzesinska AM, Wirth R, Kusiak MA (2015) Evolution of Zakłodzie meteorite – insight from TEM analyses. European Planetary Science Conference, #EPSC2015-651

Krzesińska A, Fritz J (2014) Weakly shocked and deformed CM microxenoliths in the Pułtusk H chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 49 (4) : 595 - 610. doi: 10.1111/maps.12276

Krzesinska AM, Fritz J (2014) Early evolution of the H chondrite parent body: record in chromite-plagioclase assemblages. 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (49) : Meteoritical Society : A219 - A219.

Krzesinska AM, Gattacceca J, Friedrich JM, Rochette P (2014) Petrofabric of Zag and Pułtusk meteorites: implications for impact conditions on the H chondrite parent body. Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (49) : Meteoritical Society : A220 - A220.

Krzesinska AM (2013) Multiple impact deformation of the Pułtusk H-chondrite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (48) : Meteoritical Society : A213 - A213.

Krzesinska AM (2012) Postshock annealing of the Baszkówka meteorite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (47) : Meteoritical Society : A132 - A132.

Krzesinska AM (2011) High resolution X-ray tomography as a tool for analysis of internal textures in meteorites. Meteorites, 2011 (1) : 3 - 12. doi: 10.5277/met110101

Krzesinska A, Siemiatkowski J (2011) Evidence for multiple deformational brecciation and impact melting in chondrites from the Jacek Siemiątkowski Collection. Przeglad Geologiczny, 59 : 576 - 588.

Krzesinska AM, Redlinska-marczynska A, Wilkosz P, Zelazniewicz A (2010) Deformational and hydrational structures in cap rocks of the Dębina Salt Dome, the Kleszczów Graben, central Poland. Przeglad Geologiczny, 58 : 522 - 530.