Personal details

Name
Dr Konstantin Momot
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Experimental Physics
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
Discipline *
Other Physical Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 1173
Fax
+61 7 3138 9079
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Arizona)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance (ANZMAG)
  • Groupement Ampere
  • Australian Society for Biophysics
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows
Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Molecular and Langevin dynamics, Molecular transport and diffusion, Monte Carlo simulations, NMR spectroscopy of tissues, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), biomaterials

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme: Health

Research discipline: Physics

Research program: Medical Physics

Research areas Molecular dynamics of hydrated cartilage biopolymers: The aim of this project is to study molecular dynamics of hydrated collagen and proteoglycans – biopolymers forming the molecular scaffold of cartilage. The objective is to investigate the effect of aligned collagen fibres on NMR properties of tissue water, and to use that information for interpretation of cartilage MR images. NMR spectroscopy and MR microimaging of cartilage: This project involves the development of state-of-the-art techniques of cartilage microimaging: diffusion-tensor imaging, MRI mechanical-load consolidometry, and quantitative relaxation-weighted imaging. The aim is to characterise the macromolecular structure of the tissue scaffold; study its response to mechanical load and enzymatic degradation; and to identify reliable MRI signatures of early osteoarthritis. Breast cancer imaging: Development of novel MRI approaches to the measurement of mammographic density and the screening of breast cancer risk. Areas of expertise

  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging
  • Molecular transport and diffusion
  • Numerical simulations of molecular dynamics.

Current grants

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Foundation grant and TRI SPORE grant – Novel MRI approaches to mammographic density imaging

Selected research projects

  • Magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage
  • Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations of hydrated cartilage biopolymers.
  • Breast MRI
This information has been contributed by Dr Konstantin Momot.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Physics

Teaching areas

  • Nuclear Physics (Year 3 undergraduate)
  • Quantum Mechanics (Year 3 undergraduate and Honours)
  • General Physics
  • Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and imaging
  • Statistical Physics and Statistical Mechanics
This information has been contributed by Dr Konstantin Momot.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2000
Details
Humboldt Research Fellow
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
Invited speaker at the PacifiChem 2010 Conference, Honolulu, USA - bi-annual conference of the chemical societies of the Pacific Rim
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2006
Details
Society Treasurer, Australian and NZ Society for Magnetic Resonance
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2006
Details
JSPS Visiting Research Fellow, Kyoto University

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
3D architecture of articular cartilage: Comparison of collagen fibre orientation distributions from SAXS and MRI
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ALNGRA15025
Start year
2015
Keywords
Articular Cartilage; Collagen Fibres; Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SAXS)
Title
Microstructural study of articular cartilage using X-ray scattering
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ALNGRA14051
Start year
2014
Keywords
Articular Cartilage; Collagen; Fibre Alignment Distribution; Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering
Title
Mobility of Water in Cartilage as a Probe of Molecular Structure and Function
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0880346
Start year
2008
Keywords
Cartilage; Collagen and Proteoglycans; Osteoarthritis; Diffusion Tensor; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Coarse Grained Simulations

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Investigating the contribution of proteoglycans and steroid hormones to mammographically dense tissue
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Honor Hugo, Professor Rik Thompson
  • Quantitative assessment of breast density using permanent magnet Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Rik Thompson, Dr Honor Hugo

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)