Agata Krzesinska


Research field: Planetary Geology, Meteoritics

Research interests: Shock and shock-related alterations in meteorites; Mars: water and crustal processes; Non-destructive analysis of extraterrestrial matter

Analytical experience: High-resolution X-ray tomography; synchrotron-based nano-tomography; Scanning electron microscopy and EDX; Electron microprobe; synchrotron-based XRF and XANES; XRD; Hydrothermal alteration experimentation.

Meteorite classification: NWA 11220 martian regolith breccia; Oslo H 3-6 chondrite, Valle H5 chondrite.

Scientific organization membership: Meteoritical Society, Polish Meteorite Society.

Honors and awards: Lunar and Planetary Institute Career Development Award 2013; Wiley-Blackwell outstanding student talk Award 2013; Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum, London 2018.



Veneranda M., Lopez-Reyes G., Pascual Sanchez E., Krzesińska A.M., Lantz C., Manrique-Martinez J.A., Sanz-Arranz A., Medina J., Poulet F., Dypvik H., Werner S.C., Rull F., 2021: ExoMars Raman Laser Spectrometer (RLS): a tool to semiquantify the serpentinization degree of olivine-rich rocks on Mars. Astrobiology.

Łuszczek K. and Krzesińska A.M., 2020: Copper in ordinary chondrites: Proxies for resource potential of asteroids and constraints for minimum-invasive and economically efficient exploitation. Planetary and Space Science. DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2020.105092

Veneranda M., Manrique JA., Lopez-Reyes G., Medina J., Torre-Fdez I., Castro K., Madariaga JM., Lantz C., Poulet F., Krzesińska A.M., Hellevang H., Werner S., Rull F, 2019: Spectroscopic study of olivine-bearing rocks and its relevance to the ExoMars rover mission. Spectrochimica Acta A 223: 117360.

Krzesińska A.M, Wirth R., Kusiak M.A., 2019: Petrogenesis of ungrouped enstatite meteorite Zakłodzie: fabric, texture and nanostructure analysis for identification of mechanisms responsible for chondrite-achondrite transition. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 54: 1462-1477. DOI:10.1111/maps.13296.

Wilson A.P., Genge M.J, Krzesińska A.M., Tomkins A.G., 2019: Atmospheric Entry Heating of Micrometeorites at Earth and Mars: Implications for the Survival of Organics. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 54: 1-12. DOI:10.1111/maps.13360.

Krzesińska A.M. & Almeida N.V., 2019: Evidence of shock-induced vaporization of matrix to form porosity in Baszkówka, a porous L5 chondrite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 54: 54–71. DOI:10.1111/maps.13190.

Krzesińska A.M., 2018: Impact melt clasts in the Pułtusk breccia (in Polish with English summary). Acta Societatis Metheoriticae Polonorum 9: 74-92.

Krzesińska A.M., 2017: Contribution of early impact events to metal-silicate separation, thermal annealing and volatile redistribution: evidence in the Pułtusk H chondrite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 52: 2305-2321. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12933.

Gattacceca J., Krzesińska A.M., Marrocchi Y., Meier M.M.M., Bourot-Denise M., Lenssen R., 2017: Young asteroid mixing revealed in ordinary chondrites: the case of NWA 5764, a polymict LL breccia with L clasts. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 52: 2289-2304.  DOI:  10.1111/maps.12942.

Krzesińska A.M., 2016: Thermal Metamorphic Evolution of the Pułtusk H Chondrite Breccia – Compositional and Textural Properties not Included in Petrological Classification. Geological Quarterly, 60: 211–224. DOI: 10.7306/gq.1267.

Krzesińska A., Gattacceca J., Friedrich J.M. & Rochette P., 2015: Impact-related non-coaxial deformation in the Pułtusk H chondrite inferred from petrofabric analysis. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 50: 401–417. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12429.

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

Krzesińska A., 2011: High resolution X-ray tomography as a tool for analysis of internal textures in meteorites. Meteorites 1: 3–12. DOI: 10.5277/met110101.

Published Oct. 11, 2018 10:01 AM - Last modified Nov. 10, 2020 10:09 AM

Research groups

  • Earth and Beyond