Physical Chemistry

Physical chemistry is the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of physical laws and concepts.

Konstantin Momot

Editorial Board Member of Physical Chemistry

Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Research Areas

NMR spectroscopy of biochemical systems and materials, Magnetic resonance imaging of tissues, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, Diffusion and molecular transport, Biophysics of articular cartilage


1993-1998Ph.DUniversity of Arizona (USA)
1987-1992B.ScNovosibirsk State University (Russia)


2011-presentSenior Lecturer in Experimental Physics, Discipline of Physics, Queensland University of Technology
2005-2011Lecturer in Experimental Physics, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology
2001-2005Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney
2000-2001Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Universität Ulm, Germany
1998-1999Research Associate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
1994-1998Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Academic Achievement

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science exchange fellowship, 2006
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2000-2001
Marvel Scholarship, 1997 - finalist
Graduate Scholarships, 1994 and 1995


Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance(ANZMAG)
Australian Society for Biophysics; National Australian Association of Translators and Interpreters
Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  K. Rathnayaka, K.I. Momot, H. Noser, A. Volp, M.A. Schuetz, T. Sahama and B. Schmutz (2011): Quantification of the accuracy of MRI generated 3D models of long bones compared to CT generated 3D models. Medical Engineering & Physics, in press.
[2]  K.I. Momot (2011): Diffusion tensor of water in model articular cartilage. Eur. Biophys. J. 40, 81‐91 (IF5 2.369).
[3]  K.I. Momot, J. M. Pope, R. M. Wellard (2010): Anisotropic water‐proton spin relaxation in hydrated collagen. NMR in Biomedicine 23, 313‐324 (IF5 4.409, 2 citations).
[4]  F. M. Cox, K.I. Momot, P.W. Kuchel (2009): Magnetic‐resonance evaluation of the suitability of microstructured polymer optical fibres as sensors for ionic aqueous solutions. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 1, 197-203 (2 citations).
[5]  K.I. Momot, K. Takegoshi, P.W. Kuchel, T. Larkin (2008): Inhomogeneous NMR line shape as a probe of microscopic organization of bicontinuous cubic phases. J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 6636-6645 (IF5 4.581, 1 citation).
[6]  S.K. de Visser, J.C. Bowden, L. Rintoul, E. Wentrup‐Byrne, T. Bostrom, J.M. Pope and K.I. Momot (2008): Anisotropy of collagen fibre alignment in bovine cartilage: Comparison of polarised light microscopy and spatially‐resolved diffusion‐tensor measurements. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 16, 689‐697 (IF5 4.577, 10 citations).
[7]  D.G. Regan, K.I. Momot, P. Martens, P.W. Kuchel, L. Poole‐Warren (2006): NMR measurement of small‐molecule diffusion in PVA hydrogels: a comparison of conventional PGSE and CONVEX methods. Diffusion Fundamentals 4, 1.1‐1.18 (4 citations).
[8]  K.I. Momot, P.W. Kuchel, and B.E. Chapman (2005): Acquisition of pure‐phase diffusion spectra using oscillating‐gradient spin echo. J. Magn. Reson., 176, 151‐159 (IF5 2.615, 6 citations).
[9]  K.I. Momot and P.W. Kuchel (2005): Convection‐compensating diffusion experiments with phasesensitive double‐quantum filtering. J. Magn. Reson., 174, 229‐236 (IF5 2.615, 7 citations).
[10]  K.I. Momot and P.W. Kuchel (2004): Convection‐compensating PGSE experiment incorporating excitation‐sculpting water suppression (CONVEX). J. Magn. Reson., 169, 92‐101 (IF5 2.615, 17 citations).
[11]  K.I. Momot, P.W. Kuchel, and D. Whittaker (2004): Enhancement of Na+ diffusion in a bicontinuous cubic phase by the ionophore monensin. Langmuir, 20, 2660‐2666 (IF5 4.363, 6 citations).
[12]  K.I. Momot, P.W. Kuchel, B.E. Chapman, P. Deo, and D. Whittaker (2003): NMR study of the association of propofol with nonionic surfactants. Langmuir, 19, 2088‐2095 (IF5 4.363, 40 citations).
[13]  K.I. Momot and C.S. Johnson, Jr. (2001): Nuclear Magnetic Resonance radiation damping in inhomogeneous radio frequency fields: the toroid cavity detector. J. Chem. Phys., 115, 3992‐4002 (IF5 3.177, 2 citations).
[14]  K.I. Momot, N. Binesh, O. Kohlmann, and C.S. Johnson, Jr. (2000): Toroid cavity detectors for high resolution NMR spectroscopy and rotating frame imaging: capabilities and limitations. J. Magn. Reson., 142, 348‐357 (IF 2.615, 7 citations).
[15]  K.I. Momot and F.A. Walker (1998): Determination of the rate and activation parameters of axial ligand rotation in a sterically hindered metalloporphyrin complex from 1H NMR relaxation data. J. Phys. Chem. A, 102, 10682‐10688 (IF5 2.980, 6 citations).
[16]  K.I. Momot and F.A. Walker (1997): A study of 1H NMR relaxation in several six‐coordinate low‐spin iron(III) tetraphenylporphyrinates: the temperature dependence of proton relaxation rates and interpretation of NOESY experiments. J. Phys. Chem. A 101, 9207‐9216 (IF5 2.980, 14 citations).
[17]  K.I. Momot and F.A. Walker (1997): Investigations of rotation of axial ligands in six‐coordinate low‐spin iron(III) tetraphenylporphyrinates: measurement of rate constants from saturation transfer experiments and comparison to molecular mechanics calculations. J. Phys. Chem. A 101, 2787‐2795 (IF5 2.980, 27 citations).
[18]  A. Kikhtenko, V.B. Goncharov, K.I. Momot, K., and K.I. Zamaraev (1994): Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance studies of gas‐phase reactions between tungsten ions and hydrocarbons. Organometallics 13, 2536‐2538 (IF5 3.991, 12 citations).