Senior Lecturer in Exprimental Physics
Dr Konstantin Momot is a Senior Lecturer in Exprimental Physics at Queensland University of Technology. His research is centred around Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and imaging (NMR and MRI) and, in combination with molecular simulations, applications of these techniques to biological tissues and biomaterials.
He has developed a range of MRI methodologies for quantitative physical characterisation of connective tissues (especially articular cartilage and intervertebral disc) for applications to biomechanics and tissue engineering.
His most recent research includes application of quantitative MRI methods to cancer models and the screening of breast cancer. He has also developed a suite of Diffusion NMR techniques for characterisation of biochemical and drug-delivery systems.
Diffusion-tensor image of an excised section of the annulus fibrosus of an ovine intervertebral disc showing IVD lamellae with alternating orientations of collagen fibres (Tourell et al, J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 2017, DOI 10.1002/jmri.25531). Scale bar: 1 mm. This type of imaging reveals the biomechanical mechanisms underpinning load carriage in collagenous connective tissues.