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

1st NanoMed Workshop “Novel Nanoporous Materials for Biomedical Applications” (21 & 22 March 2018_ University of Alicante (Spain))

Jan 30th, 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)  is pleased to announce its 1st  NanoMed Workshop on “Novel Nanoporous Materials for Biomedical  Applications” that will be held in University of Alicante, Spain on the 21st and 22nd of March, 2018.

The workshop is intended to be a platform involving scientists from all over the world in application of nanotechnologies to medicine. The objective is to have a discussion on identified issues and emerging science aspects, which may provide directions for future developments.

This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programmed under a grant agreement No 734641.

For more information: NanoMed program

*Participation in the workshop will be free of any registration fee.

Deadline for registration: 15th February 2018

For the registration please  complete this Registration_Document_NanoMed-Workshop and send it via email to:  and


ESTg got published in Journal: Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (IF = 3.331)

Jan 24th, 2018

Current Municipal Solid Waste Management in the cities of Astana and Almaty of Kazakhstan and Evaluation of Alternative Management Scenarios

V. J. Inglezakis1*, K. Moustakas2, G. Khamitova3, D. Tokmurzin3, Y. Sarbassov3, R. Rakhmatulina4, B. Serik4, Y. Abikak4, S. G. Poulopoulos1



The abstract of ESTG group accepted by the 3rd Efficient Water Systems (EWaS) International Conference

Jan 14th, 2018

Silver Nanoparticles Impregnated Zeolitic Composites Derived from Coal Fly Ash: Effect of the Silver Loading on Adsorption of Mercury (II)

Tauanov Z., Dhawal S, Itskos G., V. Inglezakis,

3rd Efficient Water Systems (EWaS) International Conference, June, 27-30, 2018 Lefkada island, Greece (Oral)


Conference abstract accepted by the 23rd International Conference on Fluidized Bed Conversion

Jan 14th, 2018

Combustion characterization of refuse derived fuel from municipal solid waste of Astana city. Thermogravimetric and tube furnace analysis.

Yerbol Sarbassov, Berik Aiymbetov, Diyar Tokmurzin, Almira Yagofarova, Bexultan Abylkhani, Rustam Otarov, Christos Venetis, Vassilis Inglezakis, Edward J Anthony,

23rd International Conference on Fluidized Bed Conversion, 13-17 May 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Oral)


ESTg got published in Wiley Journal: CLEAN- Air, Soil, Water

Dec 14th, 2017

Paper title: Ca(OH)2 pre-treated bentonite for phosphorus removal and recovery from synthetic and real wastewater




Berkeley visit 3-20/11/2017

Dec 5th, 2017

Prof. Inglezakis visited the Molecular Foundry at Berkely lab, US ( between 3-20 November in the framework of a research trip for expanding the collaboration with one of the top institutions in the world. The research trip was successful opening new opportunities for NU to establish stronger collaboration with one the world’s best labs. Furthrmore, Prf. Inglezakis help a talk on 14 November on “Free and supported nanoparticles in environment and medical applications”, attended by 15 Berkeley lab staff and students.



News on the European Union HORIZON 2020 project “Nanoporous and nanostructured materials for medical applications” (NanoMed).

Dec 5th, 2017

ESTg researcher Mrs Gaukhar Baidildinova is on a research visit at the Universida de NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal ( for the period of 25.06.2017-24.07.2017. Mrs Baidildinova in collaboration with our Portugese partner is will work on the characterization of the porous structure of zeolites by using BET analysis size and distribution, pore volume, and the surface area were determined. Furthermore zeolite is tested towards its ability to remove strodium from aqueous solutions. The possible antimicrobial activity of the cryogel samples were tested against E. coli, a gram-negative, and St. aureus, a gram-positive bacteria, in the minimum inhibition concentration assay according to the standard protocol. Additionally, the cytotoxicity of selected sorbents in comparison with standard materials will be tested in vitro according to the International Standards directive for selection of tests for cytotoxicity.



News on the ORAU-funded project “Development of municipal solid waste combustion and incineration technology for Astana (Kazakhstan) and investigation of municipal solid waste blending effects on reactivity of coals in CFB combustion and gasification processes”

Dec 5th, 2017

Main goal of this project is to develop a municipal solid waste (MSW) and coal co-gasification technology for further scale-up and replication in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The prime barrier towards that direction is the lack of information regarding waste quantities, composition and characteristics. For that reason a research program that also includes the present characterization campaign is currently under implementation by the Nazarbayev University.The first part of the characterization campaign included two sampling analysis during September and November 2017 and was implemented by the Nazarbayev University in cooperation with the company ICP Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH from Germany (

The sampling site was located in the Astana Waste Polygon, where a roofed paved area was provided to the project team by the landfill operating authority. In total ten samples ranging from 212 to 278 kg were analyzed in respect to their composition. The total amount of waste sorted was approximately 2.500 kg. The results will be published soon.


ESTg got published – a new paper in Journal of Materials Processing Technology (ISSN 0924-0136)

Nov 21st, 2017

Georgios Kaisarlis, Efstratios Tsolakis , Georgios Vasileiou , Vasileios Spitas , Zhandos Tauanov , Vassilis Inglezakis, Grigorios Itskos, Christos Spitas, Efficient oscillating micro-grid mixing of CFA-aluminium composite melts



ESTg got published – a new paper on climate change in Water (ISSN 2073-4441; CODEN: WATEGH)

Oct 13th, 2017

Vadim Yapiyev, Zhanay Sagintayev, Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Kanat, Samarkhanov, Anne Verhoef, Essentials of endorheic basins and lakes for climate change and anthropogenic influence adaptation in Central Asia, Water