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ESTg is proud to announce a new collaboration with Prof. Dionysios Dionysiou, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA.

Sep 28th, 2017

Prof. Dionysios Dionysiou is a world-class scientist (h-index of 69) and UNESCO Co-Chair Professor of “Water Access and Sustainability”.

EXPO 2017 Event. Environmental Science and Technology Group (ESTg) and the Fondazione Alessandro Volta (Italy) co-organised the workshop “Our Common Future: Energy, Environment & Development” which was held in the framework of the EXPO2017 at the Italian Pavilion on 30 and 31 August 2017.

Sep 1st, 2017

The event was very successful and more than 90 participants attended.

The link to the event: 



Biomedical research – Thermal ablation for cancer care. ESTg and Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioinstruments have initiated a collaboration aimed at the development of micro- and nano-materials for in vivo thermal ablation (TA) for cancer care.

Aug 28th, 2017

TA is a minimally invasive medical treatment for the removal of deep-seated tumors after their localization, which is rapidly emerging in Central Asia. NU successfully completed the procurement of a research-grade machine for radiofrequency and microwave ablation of tissues; the research plan (included in ORAU-funded project LIFESTART) involves the use of advanced materials to extend and improve TA performances to mid-size tumors, controlling the ablation profile, and use fiber-optic sensors to estimate thermal patterns in real time with sub-millimeter resolution.

In the figures:

(1) Soft phantom (chicken breast) exposed to a radiofrequency ablation for 1 minute.

(2) Example of a thermal map, obtained with optical fiber sensors

Field trip to Pavlodar – HyperACTIV ORAU project. A week-length field trip to the Pavlodar-city has been realized within the ORAU “HYPER Activ” project funded by NU in August 2017.

Aug 25th, 2017

It was arranged to get an insight into a complexity of the mercury pollution of the north Pavlodar and a Lake-reservoir Balkyldak. Information about hydro-geological environment and evolution of mercury within the lake sediments are important to understand the variety and distribution of the mercury pollution sources within this area.  On the first part of this field the participants (dr. A. Korobeinyk, dr. S. Azat and PhD V. Yapiev) learned about the regional sources of pollution. Furthermore, area of lake boarders was gridded and then aqueous, solid, sediment and microbiological samples were collected for analysis.

AIChE award

Aug 20th, 2017

Nazarbayev University’s American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Students Chapter has been selected as an Outstanding Students Chapter for the 2016-2017 school year. The award will be presented in Minneapolis, US the coming October.  This is the second consecutive award after the 2015-2016 presented in San Francisco, US last November. As Students Chapter Advisor since 2015 I am doing my best to bring this kind of international recognition to NU.

The RAEng project meeting was held on 12th August 2017 with the participation of project members from the University of Brighton, UK

Aug 17th, 2017



Prof. Inglezakis published a new paper in Chemical Engineering Communications

Aug 16th, 2017

The paper authored by V. J. Inglezakis and M. M. Fyrillas is entitled: “Adsorption Fixed Beds Modeling Revisited; Generalized Solutions for S-Shaped Isotherms”




Green Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wisconsin, US, 2017

Jun 20th, 2017

“Prof. Inglezakis has visited 6 Wastewater Treatment Plants in Wisconsin, US during an extended professional development program organised by the UW-Madison”

ESTg established a collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory (LNBL), California (US)

Jun 8th, 2017
ESTg established a collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory (LNBL), California (US). Prof. Inglezakis as LBNL affiliate will visit and work at the premises of the Molecular Foundry, operated by the University of California. The Molecular Foundry is a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility that provides users from around the world with access to cutting-edge expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. More information here:

Prof. Inglezakis is appointed as an Honorary Associate, an official faculty and staff position, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Jun 1st, 2017

Prof. Inglezakis is appointed as an Honorary Associate, an official faculty and staff position, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering. This appointment will begin on June 2, 2017 and will continue through July 2, 2017.