Our youngest ESTg member, Aldiyar Kuntubek is participating in a 2 month internship at The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Aldiyar was already trained to synthesize 2D WS2 by chemical vapor deposition method using RTP furnace under the supervision of Dr. Tevye Kuykendall. These materials are have exciting properties such as direct band gap, valley polarization, emerging charge density waves and high mobility. Moreover, he was trained to use optical microscope and Raman spectroscopy to characterize synthesized materials
Generally the research aims to develop a synthetic process, through successive experiments and characterization, to control crystallinity, extent of conversion, and other properties producing high-quality TMD materials.
The internship position is sponsored by Dr Vasileios Inglezakis in the Chemical Engineering Department at Nazarbayev University, and hosted by Dr. Tevye Kuykendall, a Senior Scientific Engineer at the Molecular Foundry (http://foundry.lbl.gov/). #ESTglife #studentsachievement
Title: Smoking habits of EU15 countries citizens under the view of Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC)
Authors: E Zervas, C Tzalonikou, K Konstantopoulos, S Poulopoulos, E Litsiou, K Glynos, P Katsaounou
Conference: 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, 24-27 October, 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands
Undoubtedly this question can be answered by a member of our team, a young researcher Botagoz Kuspangalieva, who went to Japan for the University of Tokyo Summer Internship program (UTSIP) in Kashiwa a week ago. This program aims to expose the undergraduates to world-leading research activities in the field of natural science for 6-weeks and its scholarship is awarded only to 30 students through a competitive process around the world.
She is assigned to a laboratory of Professor Yoshito Oshima in the Department of Environmental Studies and will conduct a research project on organic synthesis using “supercritical water” as an environmental technology under his guidance.
Now Botagoz has been conducting a literature review of supercritical/subcritical water and catalysis. There is one article titled “Hydrothermal conversion of glucose into lactic acid with sodium silicate as a base catalyst” and she will do the same procedures further in the lab as in that article. Botagoz also learned how to work with HPLC, particularly the samples of lactic acid and glucose are being analyzed now.
We are sure that the experience acquired by Botagoz will certainly help her in further work on the projects!
We are glad to inform you that from now we will keep you informed about trips, internships, significant events in the life of our team members in a separate category of news #ESTglife.
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Our congratulations on behalf of the Environmental Science and Technology group (ESTg) with the World Environment Day. This day is a reminder that we must take good care of our surroundings. Let us do our small bit to make world a cleaner and healthier place to enjoy our life!! #environment #environmentalscience #protectenvironment #science#scienceandtechnology
One of the successful results of cooperation of science with the industry. Our team is pleased to apply its skills in solving technological problems in the industrial companies, such as Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V.
Note: The Karachaganak field, discovered in 1979, is one of the world’s largest gas and condensate fields in Kazakhstan. (http://www.kpo.kz)
Conference: 26th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, September 24-28, 2018 , Switzerland
Title: Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Temperature Monitoring during Nanoparticle-assisted Microwave Ablation
Authors: Madina Jelbuldina,1,* Sanzhar Korganbayev,1,2 Alina V. Korobeinyk,3,4 Vassilis J. Inglezakis3, Daniele Tosi1,2
Authors: Varvitsioti A., Alegras S., Mikeli D., Poulopoulos S., Zervas E.
2. Title: World trend of the scientific production on climate change
Authors: Kalyvas T., Poulopoulos S., Zervas E.
Conference: 20th International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process, April 12-13, 2018, Venice, Italy
Title: Photochemical Degradation of Ibuprofren in Aqueous Solutions
Authors: Stavros G. Poulopoulos, Aphrodite Tetorou, Constantine J. Philippopoulos
Conference: 25th International Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering, ISCRE25, 20-23 May, Florence, Italy, 2018
Title: Photocatalytic Treatment of Organic Pollutants in a Synthetic Wastewater Using UV light and Combinations of TiO2, H2O2 and Fe(III)
Authors: Stavros G. Poulopoulos, Azat Yerkinova, Gaukhar Balbayeva, Vassilis J. Inglezakis