Dr Penelope Wozniakiewicz

Dr Penelope Wozniakiewicz
  • Marie Curie Fellow-Micromet
  • Earth Sciences department
  • Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Employment history

2013 – Present         Marie Curie Fellow
                                      The Natural History Museum, London, UK                                 

2012 – 2013               Post-doctorate Research Associate    
                                      School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, UK

2009 – 2012               Post-doctorate Research Associate
                                      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA

2006–2009                 Co-Administrator for the Network for Early Solar System Investigation (NESSI)

Qualifications

2009                            PhD in Planetary Sciences at Imperial College London.

2005                            First Class Honours MSci Planetary Sciences at University College London.

Professional Roles

Grants awarded

2012    Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (beginning April 2013)

2012    University of Kent, Dean’s Fund

2010    NASA Cosmochemistry Program Travel Support

2008    Scholarship - Les Houches School on Physics and Astrophysics of Planetary Systems

2007    Scholarship - Eurispet School on state-of-the-art analytical techniques

2006    Robert Skills Fund Grant

2006    Barringer Travel Stipend

2006    Robert Skills Fund Grant

Research

Research interests

  • Studying the effects of hypervelocity impact on minerals.
  • Investigating formation and evolution of solar system bodies through study of extraterrestrial materials like cometary grains returned by the Stardust mission, Interplanetary Dust Particles and micrometeorites.
  • Developing micrometeorite collection methods.
  • Investigating transport mechanisms that operated in the early solar system.

Publications

Refereed Papers

Wozniakiewicz, Bradley, Ishii, Price and Brownlee. Pre-accretional sorting of grains in the outer solar nebula. 2013. Astrophysical Journal, 779, 164.

Price, Ramkissoon, McMahon, Miljkovic, Parnell, Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Blamey, Cole and Burchell. Limits on methane release and generation via hypervelocity impact of Martian analog materials. International Journal of Astrobiology.

Foster, Wozniakiewicz, Price, Kearsley, Burchell. 2013. Identification by Raman spectroscopy of Mg-Fe content of olivine samples after impact at 6km -1 on to aluminium foil and aerogel: In the laboratory and in Wild-2 cometary samples. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 121:1-14.

Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Bradley, Brownlee, Kearsley, Burchell and Price. 2012. Grain Sorting in Comeary Dust from the Outer Solar Nebula. Astrophysical Journal Letters 70, L23.

Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Kearsley, Burchell, Bradley, Price, Teslich, Lee and Cole. 2012. Stardust Impact Analogues: Resolving Pre- and Post-Impact Mineralogy in Stardust Al Foils. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47(4):708-728.

Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Ishii, Burchell, Bradley, Teslich, Cole and Price. 2012. The origin of crystalline residues in Stardust Al foils: surviving cometary dust or crystallized impact melts? Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47(4):660-670. 

Price, Kearsley, Burchell, Howard, Hillier, Starkey, Wozniakiewicz and Cole. 2012. Stardust interstellar dust calibration: hydrocode modeling of impacts on Al-1100 foil at velocities up to 300 km s-1 and validation with experimental data. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47(4):684-695.

Kearsley, Burchell, Price, Cole, Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Bradley, Fries and Foster. 2012. Experimental impact features in Stardust aerogel: how track morphology reflects particle structure, composition and density. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47(4):737-762.

Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Kearsley, Burchell, Bland, Bradley, Dai, Teslich, Collins, Cole and Russell. 2011. Investigation of iron sulfide impact crater residues: a combined analysis by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 46(7):1007-1024.

Price, Kearsley, Burchell, Hörz, Borg, Bridges, Cole, Floss, Graham, Green, Hoppe, Leroux, Marhas, Park, Stroud, Stadermann, Teslich, and Wozniakiewicz. 2010. Comet 81P/Wild 2: The size distribution of finer (sub 10-micrometre) dust collected by the Stardust spacecraft. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45(9): 1409-1428.

Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Burchell, Foster, Cole, Bland and Russell. 2009. In situ analysis of residues resulting from laboratory impacts into aluminum 1100 foil: Implications for Stardust crater analyses. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 44(10):1541-1559.

Kearsley, Burchell, Price, Graham, Wozniakiewicz, Cole, Foster and Teslich. 2009. Interpretation of Wild 2 dust fine structure: Comparison of Stardust aluminum foil craters to the three-dimensional shape of experimental impacts by artificial aggregate particles and meteorite powders. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 44(10):1489-1509.

Kearsley Graham, Burchell, Cole, Wozniakiewicz, Teslich, Bringa, Hörz, Blum and Poppe. 2008. Micro-craters in Aluminium Foils: Implications for dust particles from Comet Wild 2 on NASA’s Stardust Spacecraft. International Journal of Impact Engineering 35:1616-1624. 

Westphal, Bastien, Borg, Bridges, Brownlee, Burchell, Cheng, Clark, Djouadi, Floss, Franchi, Gainsforth, Graham, Green, Heck, Horányi, Hoppe, Hörz, Huth, Kearsley, Leroux, Marhas, Nakamura-Messenger, Sandford, See, Stadermann, Teslich, Tsitrin, Warren, Wozniakiewicz and Zolensky. 2008. Discovery of non-random spatial distribution of impacts in the Stardust cometary collector. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43(1-2):415-429.

Kearsley, Borg, Graham, Burchell, Cole, Leroux, Bridges, Hörz, Wozniakiewicz, Bland, Bradley, Dai, Teslich, See, Hoppe, Heck, Huth, Stadermann, Floss, Marhas, Stephan and Leitner. 2008. Dust from comet Wild 2: Interpreting particle size, shape, structure and composition from impact features on the Stardust aluminium foils. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43(1-2):41-74.

Burchell, Fairey, Wozniakiewicz, Brownlee, Hörz, Kearsley, See, Westphal, Green, Trigo-Rodríguez and Domingúez. 2008. Characteristics of cometary dust tracks in Stardust aerogel and laboratory calibrations. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43(1-2):23-40.

Bland, Kearsley, Wozniakiewicz, Burchell, Gounelle, Zolensky and Genge. 2007. A comet in the lab. Astronomy and Geophysics 48(6):6.27-6.31.

[4] Kearsley, Graham, Burchell, Cole, Dai, Teslich, Bradley, Chater, Wozniakiewicz, Spratt and Jones. 2007. Analytical scanning and transmission electron microscopy of laboratory impacts on Stardust aluminium foils: Interpreting impact crater morphology and the composition of impact residues. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42(2):191-210.

Brownlee, Tsou, Aléon J, Alexander, Araki, Bajt, Baratta, Bastien, Bland, Bleuet, Borg, Bradley, Brearley, Brenker, Brennan, Bridges, Browning, Brucato, Bullock, Burchell, Busemann, Butterworth, Chaussidon, Cheuvront, Chi, Cintala, Clark, Clemett, Cody, Colangeli, Cooper, Cordier, Daghlian, Dai, D’Hendecourt, Djouadi, Domingúez, Duxbury, Dworkin, Ebel, Economou, Fakra, Fairey, Fallon, Ferrini, Ferroir, Fleckenstein, Floss, Flynn, Franchi , Fries, Gainsforth, Gallien, Genge, Gilles, Gillet, Gilmour, Glavin, Gounelle, Grady, Graham, Grant, Green, Grossemy, Grossman, Guan, Hagiya, Harvey, Heck, Herzog, Hoppe, Hörz, Huth, Hutcheon, Ignatyev, Ishii, Ito, Jacob, Jacobsen, Jones, Joswiak, Jurewicz, Kearsley, Keller, Khodja, Kilcoyne, Kissel, Krot, Langenhorst, Lanzirotti, Le, Leshin, Leitner, Lemelle, Leroux, Liu, Luening, Lyon, MacPherson, Marcus, Marhas, Marty, Mtrajt, McKeegan, Meibom, Mennella, Messenger, Messenger, Mikouchi, Mostefaoui, Nakamura, Nakano, Newville, Nittler, Ohnishi, Ohsumi, Okudaira, Papanastassiou, Palma, Palumbo, Pepin, Perkins, Perronnet, Pianetta, Rao, Rietmeijer, Robert, Rost, Rotundi, Ryan, Sandford, Schwandt, See, Schlutter, Sheffield-Parker, Simionovici, Simon, Sitnitsky, Snead, Spencer,  Stadermann, Steele, Stephan, Stroud, Susini, Sutton, Suzuki, Taheri, Taylor, Teslich, Tomeoka, Tomioka, Toppani, Trigo-Rodríguez, Troadec, Tsuchiyama, Tuzzolino, Tyliszczak, Uesugi, Velbel, Vellenga J., Vicenzi, Vincze, Warren, Weber, Weisberg, Westphal, Wirick , Wooden, Wopenka, Wozniakiewicz, Wright, Yabuta, Yano, Young, Zare, Zega T., Ziegler, Zimmermann, Zinner and Zolensky. 2006. Comet 8P/Wild 2 Under a Microscope. Science 314:1711-1716.

Hörz, Bastien, Borg, Bradley, Bridges, Brownlee, Burchell, Chi, Cintala, Dai, Djouadi Z., Domingúez, Economou, Fairey, Floss, Franchi, Graham, Green, Heck, Hoppe, Huth, Ishii, Kearsley, Kissel, Leitner, Leroux, Marhas, Messenger, Schwandt, See, Snead, Stadermann, Stephan, Stroud, Teslich, Trigo-Rodríguez, Tuzzolino, Troadec, Tsou, Warren, Westphal, Wozniakiewicz, Wright and Zinner. 2006. Impact features on Stardust: Implications for comet 81P/Wild 2 dust. Science 314: 1716-1719.

Flynn, Bleuet, Borg, Bradley, Brenker, Brennan, Bridges, Brownlee, Bullock, Burghammer, Clark, Dai, Dahlian, Djouadi, Fakra, Ferroir, Floss, Franchi, Gainsforth, Galiien, Gillet, Grant, Graham, Green, Grossemy, Heck, Herzog, Hoppe, Hörz, Huth, Ignatyev, Ishii, Janssens, Joswiak, Kearsley, Khodja, Lanzirotti, Leitner, Lemelle, Leroux, Luening, MacPherson, Marhas, Marcus, Matrajt, Nakamura, Nakamura-Messenger, Nakano, Newville, Papanastassiou, Pianetta, Rao, Riekel, Rietmeijer, Rost, Schwandt, See, Sheffield-Parker, Simionovici, Sitnitsky, Snead, Stadermann, Stephan, Stroud, Susini, Suzuki, Sutton, Taylor, Teslich, Troadec, Tsou, Tsuchiyama, Uesugi, Vekemans, Vicenzi, Vincze, Westphal, Wozniakiewicz, Zinner and Zolensky. 2006. Elemental compositions of comet 81P/Wild 2 collected by Stardust. Science 314:1731-1735.

Symposia contributions (abstracts and proceedings)

Wozniakiewicz, Bradley, Prices, Zolensky, Ishii, Brownlee, Dearborn, Jones, Barnett, Yakuma, Letndre, Gonzalez, Bastien and Rodriguez. 2014. Initial Results from the Kwajalein micrometeorite collections. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1823.

Kearsley, Ross, Anz-Meador, Liou, Opiela, Grime, Colaux, Palitsin, Jeynes, Webb, Wozniakiewicz, Price, Burchell, Cole, Griffin and Gerlach. 2014. Impacts on the Hubble Space Telescope wide field and planetary camera 2: microanalysis and recognition of micrometeoroid compositions.45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1733.

Colaux, Grime, Palitsin, Jeynes, Webb, Kearsley, Ross, Anz-Meador, Liou, Opiela, Griffin, Gerlach, Wozniakiewicz, Price, Burchell and Cole. 2014. Micrometeoroid impacts on the Hubble Space Telescope wide field and planetary camera 2: ion beam analysis of subtle impactor traces. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1727.

Kearsley, Grime, Colaux, Palitsin, Jeynes, Webb, Ross, Anz-Meador, Liou, Opiela, Griffin, Gerlach, Wozniakiewicz, Price, Burchell and Cole. Micrometeoroid impacts on the Hubble Space Telescope wide field and planetary camera 2: larger particles.45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1722.

Ross, Anz-Meador, Liou, Opiela, Kearsley, Grime, Colaux, Palitsin, Jeynes, Webb, Griffin, Gerlach, Wozniakiewicz, Price, Burchell and Cole. 2014. Micrometeoroid impacts on the Hubble Space Telescope wide field and planetary camera 2: smaller particle impacts.45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1514.

Price, Kearsley, Wozniakiewicz, Spratt, Burchell, Cole, Anz-Meador, Liou, Ross, Opiela, Grime, Colaux, Palitsin, Jeynes, Webb, Griffin and Gerlach. 2014. Impacts on the Hubble Space Telescope wide field and planetary camera 2: experimental simulation of micrometeoroid capture. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1466.

Price, Bridges, Wozniakiewicz and Hicks. 2014. Results from Raman analyses of thirty-six Stardust cometary grains from tracks 170, 176, 177, 178. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1252.

Bradley, Ishii, Wozniakiewicz, Noguchi, Engrand and Brownlee. 2014. Impact of terrestrial environment on the compositions of GEMS. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1178.

Wozniakiewicz, Price, Burchell, Cole and Kearsley. 2013. Pre-accretional sorting of GEMS in the outer solar nebula. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 2275

Wozniakiewicz, Price, Burchell, Cole and Kearsley. 2013. Oblique impact craters: morphology dependence on impactor size. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 2121

Price, Wozniakiewicz, Cole and Burchell. 2013. Secondary ejecta clouds from hypervelocity impacts on al and glass targets: comparison between experiments and hydrocode modelling. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 2154

Kearsley, Salge, Wozniakiewicz, Price, Terborg, Burchell, and Cole. 2013. Preservation and modification of fine-grained cometary dust captured by Stardust: the fate of aggregate components in hypervelocity impacts on Aluminium foil. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1910

Miljković, Price, Wozniakiewicz, Mason and Zarnecki. 2013. Impact-induced devolatilization of natural gypsum and plaster of paris: An infra-red and raman spectroscopic study. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1940

Price, Parnell, Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, McMahon, Blamey and Burchell. 2013. Gas retention in basaltic rocks following hypervelocity impact: implications for methane on mars. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract# 1935

Price, Wozniakiewicz, Bridges and Burchell. 2012. Raman analyses of Stardust terminal grain in track 170. European Planetary Science Congress, Vol. 7 EPSC2012-333.

Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Bradley, Kearsle, Burchell and Price. 2012. Grain size sorting in the outer nebula accretion disk. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract#2392.

Wozniakiewicz, Bradley, Zolensky, Brownlee and Ishii. 2011. Taking planetary science and astronomy to students in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society Abstract #5208.

Wozniakiewicz, Bradley, Zolensky, Brownlee and Ishii. 2011. Kwajalein atoll: A new collection site for micrometeorites. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society Abstract #5206.

Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Kearsley, Burchell, Bradley, Teslich and Cole. 2011. Investigating carbonate survival in Stardust aluminum foils. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society Abstract #5205.

Ishii, Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Burchell, Bradley, Teslich, Price and Cole. 2011. The question of gems in comet 81P/Wild 2: Stardust analogue impacts of fine-grained mineral aggregates. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society Abstract #5213.

Kearsley, Burchell, Price, Cole, Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Teslich, Bradley and Salge. 2011. Cometary dust residue in large stardust foil craters: how much survives, and how to safely extract it for analysis. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society Abstract #5380.

Bradley, Wozniakiewicz and Ishii. 2011. Constraints on the cosmochemical significance of element/Si ratios and oxygen isotopic compositions of GEMS from IDPs collected in silicone oil. 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract#1320.

Duff, Lynn, Jones, Soundararajan, Bradley, Ishii, Aguiar and Wozniakiewicz. 2010. Characterization of Secondary Phases and Other Defects in CdZnTe. In Hard X-ray, Gamma-ray and Neutron Detector Physics XII. Proc. SPIE – The international Society for Optical Engineering Book Series. DOI:10.1117/12.862379.

Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Kearsley, Burchell, Bradley, Teslich and Cole. 2010. Stardust crystalline residues: Surviving comet dust or crystallized impact melts. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45: Abstract #5388.

Wozniakiewicz, Ishii, Kearsley, Burchell, Bradley, Teslich and Cole. 2010. Survivability of cometary phyllosilicates in Stardust collections and implications for the nature of comets. 41stLunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract#2357.

Foster, Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Burchell, Cole and Bland. 2010. Investigating the ability of Stardust capture media to preserve collected particles intact. Proceedings of Les Houches Physics School ‘Physics & Astrophysics of Planetary Systems’. EAS Publication Series, Volume 41: 395-398.

Burchell, Foster, Kearsley and Wozniakiewicz. 2009. Capture of cometary dust grains in impacts at 6.1 km s-1. Shock Compression of Condensed Matter – 2009. AIP Conference Proceedings 1195:898-901.

Kearsley, Burchell, Price, Graham, Wozniakiewicz and Cole. 2009. Micrometeoroid impacts on spacecraft: can asteroidal and cometary dust be distinguished? Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Space Debris. pp8.

Wozniakiewicz Kearsley, Burchell, Bland, Ishii, Dai, Teslich, Collins, Bradley, Russell, Cole and Lee. 2008. Constraining the effects of capture-heating on chemistry and structure of cometary sulphides under stardust encounter conditions. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract#1791.

Burchell, Kearsley, Wozniakiewicz, Hörz, Borg, Graham, Leroux, Bridges, Bland, Bradley, Dai, Teslich, See, Warren, Bastien, Hoppe, Heck, Huth, Stadermann, Floss, Marhas, Stephan, Leitner and Green.  2007.  Stardust: An overview of the tracks in the aerogel (calibration, classification and particle size distribution). European Planetary Science Congress 2007. EPSC Abstracts, Vol. 2, EPSC2007-A-00271.

Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Burchell, Foster, Cole, Bland and Russell. 2007. Analysis of residues resulting from impacts into aluminium 1145 foil: experiments to facilitate stardust crater analyses. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42: Abstract #5199.

Foster, Wozniakiewicz, Burchell, Kearsley, Creighton and Cole. 2007. Identification by Raman spectroscopy of processing effects in forsterite-fayalite samples during hypervelocity impacts on foils and capture in aerogel. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42: Abstract #5186.

Kearsley, Burchell, Wozniakiewicz, Cole, Graham, Blum and Poppe. 2007. Complex craters on stardust aluminium foils: experimental simulation of comet dust impact by porous aggregate particles. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42: Abstract #5032.

Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Burchell, Bland and Cole. 2007. Constraining the effect of capture-heating on cometary silicates and sulfides under Stardust encounter conditions. 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1579.

Kearsley, Ball, Graham, Burchell, Ishii, Cole, Wozniakiewicz, Hörz and See. 2007. Aerogel track morphology: Measurement, three dimensional reconstruction, and particle location using confocal laser scanning microscopy. 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Abstract #1690.

Kearsley, Burchell, Graham, Hörz, Wozniakiewicz and Cole. 2007. Cometary dust characteristics: Comparison of Stardust craters with laboratory impacts. 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1562.

Westphal, Bastien, Borg, Bridges, Brownlee, Burchell, Cheng, Clark, Djouadi, Floss, Franchi, Gainsforth, Graham, Green, Heck, Horányi, Hoppe, Hörz, Huth, Kearsley, Leroux, Marhas, Nakamura-Messenger, Sandford, Dee, Stadermann, Teslich, Tsitrin, Warren, Wozniakiewicz and Zolensky. 2007. Non-random spatial distribution of impacts in the Stardust cometary collector. 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1418.

Kearsley, Burchell, Graham, Wozniakiewicz, Bridges, Borg, Hörz, and the Stardust PE Cratering Team. 2006. Interpretation of Cometary Dust Size, Structure and Composition From Imagery and Analysis of Stardust Foil Craters and Their Laboratory Analogues. AGU December 2006 Abstract #P52B-07.

Wozniakiewicz, Kearsley, Burchell, Cole and Bland. 2006. Analysis of residues resulting from mafic silicate impacts into Aluminium 1100. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41: Abstract #5076.

Kearsley, Burchell, Wozniakiewicz, Cole, Graham, Chater, Dai, Teslich, Hörz and Schwandt. 2006. Calibration for Stardust craters in aluminium foil: Interpretation of cometary particle properties by comparison with laboratory impacts of mineral, polymer and glass grains. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41: Abstract #5140.