Dr Muxina Konarova

Advance QLD Research Fellow (Early)

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
m.konarova@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63823

Overview

Dr Konarova is an Advance Queensland Research Fellow at Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at The University of Queensland (UQ). She gained her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Dr Konarova has been working in the fields of green chemistry and heterogeneous catalysts for conversion of carbonaceous feedstocks into biofuels and chemicals. Specifically, engineering catalysts for catalytic conversion of carbonaceous feedstocks and designing functional catalysts using green chemistry approach. Some of her work includes syngas to oxygenated fuels (ethanol, DME, DEE); used tyre oil conversion to fuels; and other waste oil (used engine oil, cooking oil) conversion. She is also involved in lignin valorisation research projects to produce phenolic monomers and other platform chemicals.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Publications

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Available Projects

  • This project aims to develop printable catalyst composition and 3D print catalytic monolith using solid free form fabrication. In these student will focus on the 3D printing of various types of catalysts including zeolite, activated carbon supported (Ni, Co, Fe etc). These catalysts will be used for the conversion of bio-syngas into fuels and chemicals.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Konarova, Muxina, Tanksale, Akshat, Beltramini, Jorge Norberto and Lu, Gao Qing (2012). Porous MgH2/C composite with fast hydrogen storage kinetics. In: Papers from the International Conference: Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability. International Conference: Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability, Baku, Azerbaijan, (8370-8378). 24-30 July 2011. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.02.073

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project aims to develop printable catalyst composition and 3D print catalytic monolith using solid free form fabrication. In these student will focus on the 3D printing of various types of catalysts including zeolite, activated carbon supported (Ni, Co, Fe etc). These catalysts will be used for the conversion of bio-syngas into fuels and chemicals.