Prof. Dionysios Dionysiou is a world-class scientist (h-index of 69) and UNESCO Co-Chair Professor of “Water Access and Sustainability”.
The event was very successful and more than 90 participants attended.
The link to the event: http://estg.nu.edu.kz/italian-kazakh-bilateral-symposium/
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
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.
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 paper authored by V. J. Inglezakis and M. M. Fyrillas is entitled: “Adsorption Fixed Beds Modeling Revisited; Generalized Solutions for S-Shaped Isotherms”
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.