Grzegorz Adamiec

Portrait of Grzegorz Adamiec

Research topics

Dating of geological sediments and ceramics using luminescence methods, particularly optically stimulated luminescence (OSL); post-accident dosimetry; application of adaptive algorithms (genetic, differential evolution, and others) in optimization problems.

Dating using OSL is performed for inorganic materials, particularly quartz and feldspar. The subject matter includes improving existing measurement methods as well as developing new ones. There are many scientific problems that require solutions to increase the reliability of dating results. This method is also suitable for post-accident dosimetry purposes using everyday ceramic objects. The development of such methods is crucial in the event of radiological accidents where significant environmental contamination has occurred.

Adaptive algorithms in optimization problems are extremely effective in finding the global extremes of a given function. These algorithms are being applied in an increasing number of scientific and engineering issues.


Habilitation, physical sciences, experimental physics

Habilitation Thesis Title: "Luminescent Phenomena in Natural Dosimetric Materials - Interpretation of Selected Experimental Observations"

DPhil in physics

Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom

DPhil thesis title „Aspects Of Pre-Dose And Other Luminescence Phenomena In Quartz Absorbed Dose Estimation.”

MSc, engineer, technical physics

Master's Thesis Title: "Thermoluminescent Dating of Ceramics Using the Fine-Grain Polimineral Fraction Method (Dating of Neolithic Ceramics from the Vicinity of Kazimierza Wielka)"


Associate Professor at Silesian University of Technology

Research in the area of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL).

Faculty adjunct at the Silesian University of Technology

Research in the area of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL).

PIN photodiode in the detection of neutron radiation.


Creation of a database based laboratory information management system (AMSIS) for the 14C laboratory

Research assistant in an EC project

Accident dosiemtry in areas affected by the Chernobyl accident.

Teaching physics. Luminescence dosimetry research

Publications listed in JCR

  • Tudyka, Konrad, Koruszowic, Michał, Osadnik, Rafał, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Moska, Piotr, Szymak, Agnieszka, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Zhang, Junjie, Kolb, Thomas, and Poręba, Grzegorz (2022). μRate: An online dose rate calculator for trapped charge dating. Archaeometry, 65(2), 423-443.
  • Peng, Jun, Wang, Xulong, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Zhao, Hui (2022). Critical role of the deep electron trap in explaining the inconsistency of sensitivity-corrected natural and regenerative growth curves of quartz OSL at high irradiation doses. Radiation Measurements, 159, 106874.
  • Schmidt, Christoph, Chruścińska, Alicja, Fasoli, Mauro, Biernacka, Magdalena, Kreutzer, Sebastian, Polymeris, Georgios S., Sanderson, David C.W., Cresswell, Alan, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Martini, Marco (2022). A systematic multi-technique comparison of luminescence characteristics of two reference quartz samples. Journal of Luminescence, 250, 119070.
  • Peng, Jun, Wang, Xulong, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2022). The build-up of the laboratory-generated dose-response curve and underestimation of equivalent dose for quartz OSL in the high dose region: A critical modelling study. Quaternary Geochronology, 67, 101231.
  • Szymak, Agnieszka, Moska, Piotr, Poręba, Grzegorz, Tudyka, Konrad, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2022). The Internal Dose Rate in Quartz Grains: Experimental Data and Consequences for Luminescence Dating. Geochronometria, 49(1), 9-17.
  • Peng, Jun, Wang, Xulong, Yin, Gongming, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Du, Jinhua, Zhao, Hui, Kang, Shugang, Hu, Guangyin, and Zheng, Yue (2022). Accumulation of aeolian sediments around the Tengger Desert during the late Quaternary and its implications on interpreting chronostratigraphic records from drylands in north China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 275, 107288.
  • Peng, Jun, Wang, Xulong, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2022). Test of high sampling density OSL dating of aeolian samples from the south margin of the Tengger Desert using the global standardised growth curve (gSGC) method. Quaternary Geochronology, 69, 101275.
  • Baykal, Yunus, Stevens, Thomas, Engström-Johansson, Alexandra, Skurzyński, Jacek, Zhang, Hanzhi, He, Jing, Lu, Huayu, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Költringer, Chiara, and Jary, Zdzisław (2021). Detrital zircon U–Pb age analysis of last glacial loess sources and proglacial sediment dynamics in the Northern European Plain. Quaternary Science Reviews, 274, 107265.
  • Uścinowicz, Szymon, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Jegliński, Wojciech, and Miotk-Szpiganowicz, Grażyna (2021). Holocene development of the Vistula Spit (Baltic Sea coast) based on multidisciplinary investigations. The Holocene, 31(4), 658-671.
  • Wang, Xulong, Peng, Jun, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2021). Extending the age limit of quartz OSL dating of Chinese loess using a new multiple-aliquot regenerative-dose (MAR) protocol with carefully selected preheat conditions. Quaternary Geochronology, 62, 101144.
  • Peng, Jun, Wang, Xulong, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Pagonis, Vasilis, and Choi, Jeong-Heon (2021). Modelling the dependence of equivalent dose determined from a dose recovery test on preheating temperature: The intervention of shallow electron traps. Radiation Measurements, 142, 106566.
  • Moska, Piotr, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Poręba, Grzegorz, Tudyka, Konrad, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Szymak, Agnieszka, and Przybyła, Aleksandra (2021). Luminescence Dating Procedures at the Gliwice Luminescence Dating Laboratory. Geochronometria, 48(1), 1-15.
  • Tudyka, Konrad, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Poręba, Grzegorz, Miłosz, Sebastian, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Kolarczyk, Aleksander, Kolb, Thomas, Lomax, Johanna, and Fuchs, Markus (2020). Increased dose rate precision in combined α and β counting in the μDose system - a probabilistic approach to data analysis. Radiation Measurements, 134, 106310.
  • Moska, Piotr, Jary, Zdzisław, Sokołowski, Robert Jan, Poręba, Grzegorz, Raczyk, Jerzy, Krawczyk, Marcin, Skurzyński, Jacek, Zieliński, Paweł, Michczyński, Adam, Tudyka, Konrad, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Piotrowska, Natalia, Pawełczyk, Fatima, Łopuch, Michał, Szymak, Agnieszka, and Ryzner, Kamila (2020). Chronostratigraphy of Late Glacial aeolian activity in SW Poland – A case study from the Niemodlin Plateau. Geochronometria, 47(1), 124-137.
  • Pawlyta, Jacek, Tudyka, Konrad, Bluszcz, Andrzej, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2019). A method of testing the uniformity of planar radioactive α and β sources used in luminescence readers. Radiation Measurements, 129, 106201.
  • Kalińska, Edyta, Hang, Tiit, Jõeleht, Argo, Olo, Sander, Nartišs, Māris, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2019). Macro- and micro-scale study and chronology of Late Weichselian aeolian sediments in Estonia, north-eastern European Sand Belt. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 108(6), 2021-2035.
  • Moska, Piotr, Jary, Zdzislaw, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Bluszcz, Andrzej (2019). Chronostratigraphy of a loess-palaeosol sequence in Biały Kościół, Poland using OSL and radiocarbon dating. Quaternary International, 502, 4-17.
  • Moska, Piotr, Jary, Zdzisław, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Bluszcz, Andrzej (2019). High resolution dating of loess profile from Strzyżów (Horodło Plateau-Ridge, Volhynia Upland). Quaternary International, 502, 18-29.
  • Tudyka, Konrad, Miłosz, Sebastian, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Poręba, Grzegorz, Paszkowski, Łukasz, and Kolarczyk, Aleksander (2018). μDose: A compact system for environmental radioactivity and dose rate measurement. Radiation Measurements, 118, 8-13.
  • Schmidt, Christoph, Friedrich, Johannes, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Chruścińska, Alicja, Fasoli, Mauro, Kreutzer, Sebastian, Martini, Marco, Panzeri, Laura, Polymeris, Georgios S., Przegiętka, Krzysztof, Valla, Pierre G., King, Georgina E., and Sanderson, David C.W. (2018). How reproducible are kinetic parameter constraints of quartz luminescence? An interlaboratory comparison for the 110 °C TL peak. Radiation Measurements, 110, 14-24.
  • Bailiff, I.K., Adamiec, Grzegorz, Chen, R., Chithambo, M., Chruścińska, A., Duller, G.A.T., and Jain, M. (2018). 15th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, 11–15 July 2017, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa. Radiation Measurements, 120, 1-2.
  • Moska, Piotr, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Jary, Zdzisław, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Poręba, Grzegorz, Piotrowska, Natalia, Krawczyk, Marcin, and Skurzyński, Jacek (2018). Luminescence chronostratigraphy for the loess deposits in Złota, Poland. Geochronometria, 45(1), 44-55.
  • Tudyka, Konrad, Miłosz, Sebastian, Ustrzycka, Alicja, Barwinek, Sebastian, Barwinek, Wojciech, Walencik-Łata, Agata, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Bluszcz, Andrzej (2017). A low level liquid scintillation spectrometer with five counting modules for 14C, 222Rn and delayed coincidence measurements. Radiation Measurements, 105, 1-6.
  • Milosz, Sebastian, Tudyka, Konrad, Walencik-Lata, Agata, Barwinek, Sebastian, Bluszcz, Andrzej, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2017). Pulse Height, Pulse Shape, and Time Interval Analyzer for Delayed $\alpha /\beta$ Coincidence Counting. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 64(9), 2536-2542.
  • Panin, Andrei, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Buylaert, Jan-Pieter, Matlakhova, Ekaterina, Moska, Piotr, and Novenko, Elena (2017). Two Late Pleistocene climate-driven incision/aggradation rhythms in the middle Dnieper River basin, west-central Russian Plain. Quaternary Science Reviews, 166, 266-288.
  • Wintle, A.G., and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2017). Optically stimulated luminescence signals from quartz: A review. Radiation Measurements, 98, 10-33.
  • Moska, Piotr, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Jary, Zdzisław, and Bluszcz, Andrzej (2017). OSL chronostratigraphy for loess deposits from Tyszowce – Poland. Geochronometria, 44(1), 307-318.
  • Olszak, Janusz, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2016). OSL-based chronostratigraphy of river terraces in mountainous areas, Dunajec basin, West Carpathians: a revision of the climatostratigraphical approach. Boreas, 45(3), 483-493.
  • Tudyka, Konrad, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Bluszcz, Andrzej (2016). Simulation of He+ induced afterpulses in PMTs. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(6), .
  • Baryshnikov, Gennady, Panin, Andrei, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2015). Geochronology of the late Pleistocene catastrophic Biya debris flow and the Lake Teletskoye formation, Altai Region, Southern Siberia. International Geology Review, 58(14), 1780-1794.
  • Panin, Andrei, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Filippov, Vladimir (2015). Fluvial response to proglacial effects and climate in the upper Dnieper valley (Western Russia) during the late Weichselian and the Holocene. Quaternaire, (vol. 26/1), 27-48.
  • Bluszcz, Andrzej, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Heer, Aleksandra J. (2015). Estimation of equivalent dose and its uncertainty in the OSL SAR protocol when count numbers do not follow a Poisson distribution. Radiation Measurements, 81, 46-54.
  • Moska, Piotr, Jary, Zdzisław, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Bluszcz, Andrzej (2015). OSL chronostratigraphy of a loess-palaeosol sequence in Złota using quartz and polymineral fine grains. Radiation Measurements, 81, 23-31.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz (2015). Radiation Dose Rate. Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods, , 658-660.
  • Ludwikowska-Kędzia, Małgorzata, Pawelec, Halina, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2015). Sedimentological interpretation and stratigraphical position of glacigenic deposits in the Napęków area (Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). Geologos, 21(4), 261-284.
  • Wang, X.L., Du, J.H., Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Wintle, A.G. (2015). The origin of the medium OSL component in West Australian quartz. Journal of Luminescence, 159, 147-157.
  • Dzieduszyńska, Danuta, Petera-Zganiacz, Joanna, Twardy, Juliusz, Kittel, Piotr, Moska, Piotr, and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2014). Optical dating and sedimentary record from the terrace depositional profile of the Warta River (Central Poland). Geochronometria, 41(4), 361-368.
  • Panin, Andrey, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Arslanov, Khikmatulla, Bronnikova, Maria, Filippov, Vladimir, Sheremetskaya, Elena, Zaretskaya, Natalya, and Zazovskaya, Elya (2014). Absolute chronology of fluvial events in the Upper Dnieper River system and its palaeogeographic implications. Geochronometria, 41(3), 278-293.
  • Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2014). Post-IR IRSL production in perthitic feldspar. Radiation Measurements, 64, 1-8.
  • Stevens, Thomas, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Bird, Anna F., and Lu, Huayu (2013). An abrupt shift in dust source on the Chinese Loess Plateau revealed through high sampling resolution OSL dating. Quaternary Science Reviews, 82, 121-132.
  • Fedorowicz, Stanisław, Łanczont, Maria, Bogucki, Andryi, Kusiak, Jarosław, Mroczek, Przemysław, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Moska, Piotr, and Tracz, Michał (2013). Loess-paleosol sequence at Korshiv (Ukraine): Chronology based on complementary and parallel dating (TL, OSL), and litho-pedosedimentary analyses. Quaternary International, 296, 117-130.
  • Wiśniewski, Andrzej, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Badura, Janusz, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Kowalska, Anna, Kufel-Diakowska, Bernadeta, Mikołajczyk, Anna, Murczkiewicz, Michał, Musil, Rudolf, Przybylski, Bogusław, Skrzypek, Grzegorz, Stefaniak, Krzysztof, and Zych, Joanna (2013). Occupation dynamics north of the Carpathians and Sudetes during the Weichselian (MIS5d-3): The Lower Silesia (SW Poland) case study. Quaternary International, 294, 20-40.
  • Bailiff, I.K., Adamiec, Grzegorz, Bluszcz, A., Bos, A.J.J., Chen, R., Chruścińska, A., and Duller, G.A.T. (2012). 13th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, 10–14 July, 2011, Toruń, Poland. Radiation Measurements, 47(9), 649-651.
  • Moska, Piotr, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Jary, Zdzisław (2012). High resolution dating of loess profile from Biały Kościół, south–west Poland. Quaternary Geochronology, 10, 87-93.
  • Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2012). Improving the reliability of single-aliquot regenerative dose dating using a new method of data analysis. Quaternary Geochronology, 9, 65-74.
  • Guérin, Guillaume, Mercier, Norbert, Nathan, Roger, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Lefrais, Yannick (2012). On the use of the infinite matrix assumption and associated concepts: A critical review. Radiation Measurements, 47(9), 778-785.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz, Heer, Aleksandra J., and Bluszcz, Andrzej (2012). Statistics of count numbers from a photomultiplier tube and its implications for error estimation. Radiation Measurements, 47(9), 746-751.
  • Oks, H., Spooner, N.A., Smith, B.W., Prescott, J.R., Creighton, D.F., McCulloch, I., and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2011). Assessment of thermoluminescence peaks in porcelain for use in retrospective dosimetry. Radiation Measurements, 46(12), 1873-1877.
  • Moska, Piotr, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Jary, Zdzisław (2011). OSL dating and lithological characteristics of loess deposits from Biały Kościół. Geochronometria, 38(2), 162-171.
  • Pagonis, Vasilis, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Athanassas, C., Chen, Reuven, Baker, Atlee, Larsen, Meredith, and Thompson, Zachary (2011). Simulations of thermally transferred OSL signals in quartz: Accuracy and precision of the protocols for equivalent dose evaluation. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 269(12), 1431-1443.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz, Duller, G.A.T., Roberts, H.M., and Wintle, A.G. (2010). Improving the TT-OSL SAR protocol through source trap characterisation. Radiation Measurements, 45(7), 768-777.
  • Koul, D K, Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Chougaonkar, M P (2009). Participation of the R-centres in the sensitization of the OSL signal. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42(11), 115110.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz, Bailey, R M, Wang, X L, and Wintle, A G (2008). The mechanism of thermally transferred optically stimulated luminescence in quartz. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41(13), 135503.
  • Bluszcz, A., and Adamiec, Grzegorz (2006). Application of differential evolution to fitting OSL decay curves. Radiation Measurements, 41(7-8), 886-891.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz, Bluszcz, Andrzej, Bailey, Richard, and Garcia-Talavera, Marta (2006). Finding model parameters: Genetic algorithms and the numerical modelling of quartz luminescence. Radiation Measurements, 41(7-8), 897-902.
  • Martín-Martín, A., Gutiérrez-Villanueva, J.L., Muñoz, J.M., García-Talavera, M., Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Íñiguez, M.P. (2006). Radon measurements with a PIN photodiode. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 64(10-11), 1287-1290.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz (2005). Investigation of a numerical model of the pre-dose mechanism in quartz. Radiation Measurements, 39(2), 175-189.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz (2005). OSL decay curves—relationship between single- and multiple-grain aliquots. Radiation Measurements, 39(1), 63-75.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz (2005). Properties of the 360 and TL emissions of the ‘110°C peak’ in fired quartz. Radiation Measurements, 39(1), 105-110.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz, Iñiguez, M.P., Lorente, A., Voytchev, M., and Gallego, E. (2004). Response of a silicon PIN photodiode to an Am-Be neutron source. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 534(3), 544-550.
  • Steinhof, A, Adamiec, Grzegorz, Gleixner, G, van Klinken, G J, and Wagner, T (2004). The New 14C Analysis Laboratory in Jena, Germany. Radiocarbon, 46(1), 51-58.
  • Bailey, R.M., Adamiec, Grzegorz, and Rhodes, E.J. (2000). OSL properties of NaCl relative to dating and dosimetry. Radiation Measurements, 32(5-6), 717-723.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz (2000). Variations in luminescence properties of single quartz grains and their consequences for equivalent dose estimation. Radiation Measurements, 32(5-6), 427-432.
  • Göksu, H.Y., Stoneham, D., Bailiff, I.K., and Adamiec, Grzegorz (1998). A new technique in retrospective TL dosimetry: Pre-dose effect in the 230°C TL glow peak of porcelain. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 49(1-2), 99-104.
  • Adamiec, Grzegorz, Stoneham, Doreen, and Göksu, Yeter (1997). Accident dose estimation using porcelain. A comparison between different thermoluminescence methods. Radiation Measurements, 27(2), 389-392.

Publications not listed in JCR

  • S. Kreutzer, J. Friedrich, D. Sanderson, G. Adamiec, A. Chruścińska, M. Fasoli, M. Martini, G.S. Polymeris, C.I. Burbidge, C. Schmidt, 2017, Les sables de Fontainebleau: A Natural Quartz Reference Sample and its Characterisation, Ancient TL, 35 (2), 21-31.
  • Mandowska, E., Mandowski, A., Bluszcz, A., Adamiec, G., Bilski, P., Marczewska, B., Chruścińska, A. (2016). New methods of optical stimulation for Jupiter TL/OSL reader, Nowe metody stymulacji optycznej dla czytnika TL/OSL Jupiter. Przegląd Elektrotechniczny, 92(6), 62-65.
  • Heer A.J., Adamiec G., Moska P., 2012, How many grains are there on a single aliquot? ANCIENT TL, 30(1), 9-16
  • Guerin, G., Mercier, N., Adamiec, G., 2011. Dose-rate conversion factors: update. ANCIENT TL, 29(1), 5-8.
  • Pazdur A., Adamiec G., 2005, Physics and engineering education for isotopic environmental studies and environmental protection. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION. ICEE'2005. Global education interlink, Gliwice, Poland, July 25-29, 2005. Vol. 2. . Eds: Jerzy Mościński, Marcin Maciążek, 754-759
  • Adamiec G., Garcia-Talavera M., Bailey R.M. and Iñiguez de la Torre M.P., 2004, Application of a genetic algorithm to finding parameter values for numerical simulation of quartz luminescence. GEOCHRONOMETRIA, 23, 9-14
  • Adamiec G. and Aitken M.J., 1998, Dose-rate conversion factors: update. ANCIENT TL, 16, No. 2, 37-51
  • Bluszcz A., Adamiec G., 1994. Termoluminescencyjne datowanie neolitycznej ceramiki z terenu Małopolski (okolice Kazimierzy Wielkiej). ŚWIATOWIT, 39: 157-181. Link do pdf


dr eng. Grzegorz Adamiec, DPhil, DSc
Associate profesor
Institute of Physics - Centre for Science and Education
Division of Geochronology and Environmental Isotopes
ul. Konarskiego 22B
44-100 Gliwice

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