Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, 53 Kabanbay Batyr, ave.

Another story about proactive summertime of our members! #ESTglife

Jun 29th, 2018

Our  ESTg member, Almira Yagofarova is  participating in a 2 month traineeship in the framework of Nanoporous and Nanostructured Materials for Medical Applications (NanoMed) project at the Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

Almira has already characterized the adsorption properties and adsorption capacity of various types of cryogels and zeolites (modified and non modified) by  scanning electron microscope (SEM) and measured the surface area of absorbents by Gas adsorption method. Moreover, she has aimed to determine the materials adsorption efficiency by using  X-ray diffraction (XRD).

Then also Almira is going to complete the process of  removal of iodide from water solutions under different conditions and use UV-VIS for iodide measurements.

We wish Almira further success and waiting for her with excellent results!

#ESTglife #membersachievement


SuperMegaNews!!!New Project with new opportunities!

Jun 28th, 2018

Prof. Inglezakis got an European Project by Erasmus+ Programme  “International credit mobility Key Action 1: Learning mobility of Individuals”, promoting the international exchange of students and staff between higher education institutions in Erasmus+ Programme and Partner Countries. Erasmus+  opens up the opportunities, allowing for mobility from other parts of the world to “Programme Countries”, and for outgoing mobility for European students to go to “Partner Countries”.

Credit mobility can be defined as a limited period of study or traineeship abroad (in the framework of on-going studies at a home  nstitution) for the purpose of gaining credits. After the mobility phase, students return to their home institution, where the credits are recognised and they complete their studies.

How does it work?

Students and doctoral candidates are able to study abroad for a period of three months (or one academic term or trimester), up to a maximum of 12 months in each study cycle and may benefit from an Erasmus+ grant. Staff can spend a teaching and/or training period abroad from five days (excluding travel) to a maximum of two months and may also benefit from a grant. The grant for staff may provide funding for two additional days of travel (one before and one after the mobility).


ESTg got published in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials Journal

Jun 26th, 2018

“Insights into the S-shaped sorption isotherms and their dimensionless forms”

Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Stavros G. Poulopoulos and Hossein Kazemian

With good mood and new like-minded people from Greece!

Jun 23rd, 2018
From 11th to 16th June our just graduated student Bexultan Abylkhani have participated in NAXOS 2018 6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Naxos, Greece. He successfully presented a paper entitled “Astana city Municipal Solid Waste Characterization”.

We are all proud of you, Bexultan!

P.S Bexultan took a photo with PhD cosupervisor of his supervisor Prof.Vassilis Inglezakis – with Prof. Maria Loizidou. We guess that she is pleased to see smart students of her former students. That’s what the succession of generations!

One more conference paper were accepted by 14th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics

Jun 21st, 2018

Title: PCA analysis of temperature variability in Greece

Authors: Kalyvas T., Poulopoulos S., Zervas E.

Conference: 14th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, October 15-17, 2018, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Would you have thought that being a second-year student you will spend the summer in Berkeley National Lab?

Jun 17th, 2018

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 ( #ESTglife #studentsachievement

The conference abstract was accepted by 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Jun 13th, 2018

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

How to spend the summer effectively for your future career? #ESTglife

Jun 11th, 2018

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!

“ESTg members’ achievements, trips, internships” category

Jun 11th, 2018

Dear All,

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.

Follow our news and keep abreast of all the events of our group!

Happy World Environment Day!

Jun 8th, 2018

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