Dr Muxina Konarova

Advance QLD Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Affiliate

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
m.konarova@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63836

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

  • Akter Monny, Sabiha, Wang, Zhiliang, Konarova, Muxina and Wang, Lianzhou (2021). Bismuth based photoelectrodes for solar water splitting. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 61, 517-530. doi: 10.1016/j.jechem.2021.01.047

  • Atanda, Luqman, Fraga, Gabriel Luiz Lopes, Ahmed, Mohamed H. M., Alothman, Zeid A., Na, Jongbeom, Batalha, Nuno, Aslam, Waqas and Konarova, Muxina (2021). Conversion of agricultural waste into stable biocrude using spinel oxide catalysts. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 402 123539, 123539. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123539

  • Bastakoti, Bishnu Prasad, Kuila, Debasish, Salomon, Carlos, Konarova, Muxina, Eguchi, Miharu, Na, Jongbeom and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2021). Metal-incorporated mesoporous oxides: synthesis and applications. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 401 123348, 123348. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123348

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Grants

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Supervision

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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

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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.