Executive Committee – Vice-President

Melinda Krebsz

Vice-President Portfolio

The Vice-President provides research and policy advice to the MGAEC, oversees the compliance of financial transactions with the MGA constitution and deputises for the President. The Vice-President also maintains the MGA’s relationship with the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA).

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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 the general student 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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