Executive Committee – General Representative

Melinda Krebsz


General representatives may contribute to the MGA in any of the following ways:

  • Attending the monthly MGAEC meetings, contributing to decision making and voting on issues of concern.
  • Conducting some background research to support an MGA submission.
  • Talking to graduate students in their department/course/faculty to find out what the current issues are.
  • Contributing to one of the many subcommittees that are created for a specific event/issue.
  • Volunteering at an MGA orientation, social event or seminar.


I completed a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. I was working in industrial and academic research in different countries (Austria, Australia, France, Hungary and Germany). I am now focusing on my Ph.D. and working on next-generation technologies for the electrosynthesis of ammonia from renewables. As a result of the high energy demand of the current ammonia production method, more than 1% of the world’s total energy is consumed in the process. I hope to find a more environmentally friendly and more economically viable way to produce ammonia, thereby making it available for use as a sustainable fuel, a renewable feedstock for the chemical industry and a renewable fertiliser for agriculture.
My journey with the MGA began in March 2021 as a HDR mentor. I believe my role at MGAEC,will provide a platform for me to help graduate students if they face any issues during their studies. Additionally, I would like to enhance general student’s experience at Monash university.

Personal Interests

I love nature therefore, I try to spend as much time as I can outdoors. I enjoy trekking, snorkelling and dancing. I love travelling and have visited 71 countries and plan to visit more.

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