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Division of Geochronology and Environmental Isotopes

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My scientific career started in the year 1993, since when I have been employed in the Institute of Physics (Division of Radioisotopes) at Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in Gliwice. Between 1995 and 1999 I undertook my doctoral study in SUT, receiving in 1999 degree of Doctor of Sciences in Physics. In 2000 I received a position of Associated Professor at the Institute of Physics in SUT. In 2001, I received a Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of the Empire of Japan (Monbukagakushō Scholarship), which allowed to me to realize of project "AMS in environmental science". In 2003 I have received a scholarship to start doctoral study at the University of Nagoya (Graduate School of Environmental Studies), which was completed in 2006, leading to the degree of doctor of Earth Sciences. During the last year of study at Nagoya University, I received a proposal to take part in the project, AARCH (Archaeomagnetic Applications for the Rescue of Cultural Heritage), which was funded from the resources of the European Union, within the 6th Framework program, carried out at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. In 2006, after this Project finished, I came back to Poland and started work in the Institute of Physics of SUT in Gliwice. In this same year I was invited to participate for 2-weeks training in the Laboratory for Archaeo- and Paleomagnetism in Gams, which is a part of the University of Leoban in Austria. The following year, I received a University of Valladolid grant, within the program “Ayudas para la estancia de investigadores extranjeros en la Universidad de Valladolid”, with a main goal to prepare a chemical line for sample preparation for radiocarbon method at the LIBRA laboratory. In the year 2009 I received a post-doctoral scholarship at the San Diego State University. From September 2010 until August 2016 I have been working in Leibniz Labor in University of Kiel (Germany).

Research groups


  • Rakowski A.Z., Kraȩpiec M., Huels M., Pawlyta J., Boudin M., 2018. Increase in radiocarbon concentration in tree rings from kujawy village (Se Poland) Around Ad 993-994. Radiocarbon 60(4): 1249–1258. https://doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2018.74 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Marek Krąpiec, Andrzej Rakowski, Matthias Huels, Damian Wiktorowski, Christian Hamann, 2018. A New Graphitization System for Radiocarbon Dating with AMS in the Dendrochronological Laboratory at AGH-UST Kraków. Radiocarbon 60(4): 1091–1100. https://doi.org/10.1017/rdc.2018.60
  • Rakowski A.Z., Krąpiec M., Huels M., Pawlyta J., Dreves A., Meadows J., 2015. Increase of radiocarbon concentration in tree rings from Kujawy (SE Poland) around AD 774-775. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 361: 564–568. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2015.03.035 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Chekhovskaya M.P., Stepanova A.Y., Khusid T.A., Matul A.S., Rakowski A.Z., 2014. Late pleistocene-holocene ostracod assemblages of the Northern Caspian Sea shelf. Oceanology 54(2): 212–221. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0001437014020040 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Rakowski A.Z., Nakamura T., Pazdur A., Meadows J., 2013. Radiocarbon concentration in annual tree rings from the Salamanca region, Western Spain. Radiocarbon 55(2-3): 1533–1540. https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_js_rc.55.16180 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Rakowski A.Z., Nadeau M.-J., Nakamura T., Pazdur A., Pawełczyk Sł., Piotrowska N., 2013. Radiocarbon method in environmental monitoring of CO2emission. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 294: 503–507. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2012.07.017 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Quan Hua, Mike Barbetti, Andrzej Z Rakowski, 2013. Atmospheric Radiocarbon for the Period 1950–2010. Radiocarbon 55(04): 2059–2072. https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_js_rc.v55i2.16177
  • Andrzej Z Rakowski, Toshio Nakamura, Anna Pazdur, John Meadows, 2013. Radiocarbon Concentration in Annual Tree Rings from the Salamanca Region, Western Spain. Radiocarbon 55(03): 1533–1540. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033822200048451
  • Ricardo Fernandes, Stefanie Bergemann, Sönke Hartz, Pieter M Grootes, Marie-Josée Nadeau, Frank Melzner, Andrzej Rakowski, Matthias Hüls, 2012. Mussels with Meat: Bivalve Tissue-Shell Radiocarbon Age Differences and Archaeological Implications. Radiocarbon 54(3-4): 953–965. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033822200047597
  • Fernandes R., Bergemann S., Hartz S., Grootes P.M., Nadeau M., Melzner F., Rakowski A., Hüls M., 2012. Mussels with meat: Bivalve tissue-shell radiocarbon age differences and archaeological implications. Radiocarbon 54(3-4): 953–965. [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Andrzej Rakowski, 2011. Radiocarbon method in monitoring of fossil fuel emission. Geochronometria 38(4): 314–324. https://doi.org/10.2478/s13386-011-0044-3
  • Rakowski A.Z., Nakamura T., Pazdur A., Charro E., Villanueva J.L.G., Piotrowska N., 2010. Radiocarbon concentration in modern tree rings from Valladolid, Spain. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 268(7-8): 1110–1112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2009.10.111 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Rakowski A.Z., Nakamura T., Pazdur A., 2008. Variations of anthropogenic CO2in urban area deduced by radiocarbon concentration in modern tree rings. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 99(10): 1558–1565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2007.12.007 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Pazdur A., Nakamura T., Pawełczyk S., Pawlyta J., Piotrowska N., Rakowski A., Sensuła B., Szczepanek M., 2007. Carbon isotopes in tree rings: Climate and the suess effect interferences in the last 400 years. Radiocarbon 49(2): 775–788. https://doi.org/10.1017/S003382220004265X [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Catanzariti G., Mcintosh G., Osete M.L., Nakamura T., Rakowski A.Z., González I.R., Lanos P., 2007. A comparison of radiocarbon and archaeomagnetic dating from an archaeological site in Spain. Radiocarbon 49(2): 543–550. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033822200042454 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Nakamura T., Kojima S., Ohta T., Nishida M., Rakowski A., Ikeda A., Oda H., Niu E., 2007. Application of AMS 14C measurements to criminal investigations. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 272(2): 327–332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-007-0524-3 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Nakamura T., Miyahara H., Masuda K., Menjo H., Kuwana K., Kimura K., Okuno M., Minami M., Oda H., Rakowski A., Ohta T., Ikeda A., Niu E., 2007. High precision 14C measurements and wiggle-match dating of tree rings at Nagoya University. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 259(1): 408–413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2007.02.005 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Rakowski A.Z., Kuc T., Nakamura T., Pazdur A., 2005. Radiocarbon concentration in urban area. Geochronometria 24: 63–68. [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Rakowski A., Nakamura T., Pazdur A., 2004. Changes in radiocarbon concentration in modern wood from Nagoya, central Japan. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 223-224(SPEC. ISS.): 507–510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2004.04.095 [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Rakowski A., Kuc T., Nakamura T., Pazdur A., 2004. Radiocarbon concentration in the atmosphere and modern tree rings in the Kraków area, southern Poland. Radiocarbon 46(2): 911–916. [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Andrzej Rakowski, Tadeusz Kuc, Toshio Nakamura, Anna Pazdur, 2004. Radiocarbon Concentration in the Atmosphere and Modern Tree Rings in the K0052Aków Area, Southern Poland. Radiocarbon 46(02): 911–916. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033822200035955
  • Rakowski A.Z., Pawelczyk S., Pazdur A., 2001. Changes of14C concentration in modern trees from upper Silesia region, Poland. Radiocarbon 43(2 PART II): 679–687. [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Andrzej Z Rakowski, Sławomira Pawełczyk, Anna Pazdur, 2001. Changes of 14C Concentration in Modern Trees from Upper Silesia Region, Poland. Radiocarbon 43(2B): 679–689. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033822200041333
  • Rakowski A.Z., Anna S.P., Pazdur A., 2000. Radiocarbon concentration measurements in contemporary tree rings from Upper Silesia. Geochronometria 18: 19–22. [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Pawlyta J., Pazdur A., Rakowski A.Z., Miller B.F., Harkness D.D., 1998. Commissioning of a Quantulus 1220™ liquid scintillation beta spectrometer for measuring 14C and 3H at natural abundance levels. Radiocarbon 40(1): 201–209. [Scopus - Elsevier]
  • Rakowski A.Z., Pazdu M.F., Pazdur A., Miller B.F., 1996. Anthropogenic changes of the isotopic composition of atmospheric carbon in Upper Silesia. Acta Geologica Hungarica 39(SUPPL.): 160–162. [Scopus - Elsevier]

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