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Konstantin Konstantinov

Current Positions:

Research Fellow
Coordinator on Nano-structured Materials



2000 - Research Fellow - Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials.

1993 - 1994 VITO/MOL (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek), Mol, Belgium. Post-doctoral position - study on HTSC Y-Ba-Cu-O and Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O materials.

1992 - 1993 CNRS, CECM (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Centre D'Etude de Chimie Metallurgique), Paris, France. Post-doctoral position - study on synthesis of 110K High Temperature Superconducting (HTSC) materials via metallurgical route.

Research Interests:


1. Chemical deposition of nano-structured coatings for energy and electronic applications
2. Synthesis and study of nano-structured bulk materials
3. Supercapacitors and battery materials
4. Application of the spray pyrolysis method for coating processes and production of spherical particles
5. Synthesis and study of materials and composites with highly developed specific surface area
6. Advanced characterisation methods
7. Superconducting materials


* Over 60 papers in refereed journals


1. K Konstantinov, S Karbanov, "Superconductivity in the Bi-Cd-Ca-Cu oxide system", Physica C 165 (1990) 170.

2. K Konstantinov, S Karbanov, A Souleva, D Kovacheva, "Effect of the annealing time on the P concentration and pahse composition of samples from the Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system", Supercond. Sci. Technol. (1990) 309.

3. K Konstantinov, S Karbanov, V Vassilev, "The effect of Sb concentration on the superconducting properties and phase composition of Bi-Pb-Sb-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide materials", Z. Phys. B - Condensed Matter 8 (1990) 151.

4. K Konstantinov, S Karbanov, "Superconductivity above 90K in the Bi-Mg-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system", Supercond. 4 (1991) 45.

5. K Konstantinov, S Karbanov, A Souleva, S Atanassov, "Element concentration changes in superconducting materials from the Bi-Cd-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide system", Mod. Phys. Lett. B5 (1991) 47.


1. GX Wang, K Konstantinov, SX Dou, and HK Liu - Cathode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries and a process for production, Australian Innovation Pat. No. 2002100000.

2. S Zhong, K Konstantinov, CY Wang, SX Dou and HK Liu - Method for production of spherical nickel hydroxide for rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries, Australian Innovation Pat. No. 2002100001.

3. SX Dou, K Konstantinov, HK Liu and GX Wang - Fabrication of cathode materials for Li-ion batteries, Australian Innovation Pat. No. 2002100190.

4. K Konstantinov, SX Dou, HK Liu, GX Wang and SL Bewlay - Development of new positive compounds for Lithium-ion batteries, Australian Innovation Pat. No. 2002100403.

Research Students

  • Dean Cardillo : Multifunctional Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomcdical Applications
  • Kathrin Bogusz : Engineering and study of multifunctional biocompatible nanoceramics.
  • Lee Taylor : In vitro investigation of the effectiveness of cerium oxide nano particles as radio protectors of cancer and noncancer cells in megavoltage photon fields
  • Nawfel Abdullah : Surface functionalization of magnetic nanoparticle for biomedical application.
  • Elette Engels : Lanthanide nanoparticles for image guided multimodal therapies
  • Junayet Hossain Khan : Titanium Doped Lanthanum Oxide as Potential UV Filter with Promising ROS Scavenging Activity for Sunscreen Products.
  • Matt Westlake : Synthesis and Characterisation of Nanoparticles Such As Bismuth Ferrite For Implementation in MRI and CT
  • Nai-sheng Hsu : Drug Delivery Multifunctional Systems Based on Nanoceramic Particles for Cancer Treatment
  • Yajie Liu : High Voltage Cilicon Based Anode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries