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Global Reer Review Award powered by Publons

Oct 3rd, 2019

We’d like to congratulate our supervisor Vassilis Inglezakis on receiving the Global Reer Review Award powered by Publons!
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Research secondment at NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal #ESTGmembers

Sep 30th, 2019

Alzhan Baimenov, PhD candidate from School of Engineering and Digital Science and Zhuldyz Baimenova, research assistant, members of the ESTG group conducted 1-month research secondment (1-30 September 2019) at NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal. The research was fully supported under the framework of Horizon-2020 RISE international project entitled “Novel Nanoporous Materials for Biomedical Applications” (acronym “NanoMED”).
Their research was conducted at the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Svetlana Lyubchik (host) and Prof Vassilis Inglezakis (NU). During the stay, they conducted the experiments on the removal of Cd(II), Sr(II) and Cs(I) nitrate salts in dynamic flow mode by cryogels. Also, the cryogel samples were analyzed by TGA analyzer to evaluate the thermogravimetric parameters of polymers.

ESTG alumni

Sep 23rd, 2019

We are proud and very happy for our member Bexultan Abylkhani who started the graduate degree semester at one of the top universities in the world UW-Madison College of Engineering.

In the photo Bexultan with Professor Jim Pak, ESTg’s collaborator from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Guest lectures and training by the National Technical University of Athens

Sep 20th, 2019

Prof. Simos Malamis from the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) delivered a series of lectures and lab sessions over the period of 16-20 September on the biological treatment of wastewater (activated sludge systems). Members of ESTg participated the training which was organised in the framework of the ORAU project “Development of a Novel Technology for Production of High Quality Reclaimed Water: Track Etch Membrane Bioreactor” led by Prof. Arkhangelsky (PI) and Prof. Inglezakis (Co-PI). 

Student internships at one of the world’s best labs!

Sep 19th, 2019

This summer  Bekassyl Battalgazy, a member of ESTg, participated in a 3 month internship at The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He worked on the project which of fabricating and developing synthetic process for conversion of transition metal dichalcogenides. Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are an interesting class of semiconductor materials due to their emergent properties when reduced to thin 2D layers. Moreover, after completion of his internship he presented research outputs at the 2019 Annual Nanoscience Conference at Berkeley Lab. In this project ESTg collaborated with Prof. Tikhonov from the School of Sciences and Humanities.

Trainings on the synthesis of nanoparticles by Prof.Capobianchi

Sep 18th, 2019

ESTg group is hosting an experienced scientist Dr. Aldo Capobianchi, CNR, (Italy, Rome) from 2-18 September 2019, who is an expert in the field of nanoparticles and composites design, synthesis and characterization. Dr. Aldo is training a group of research assistants and graduate students of Nazarbayev University on the synthesis of silver nanoparticles, magnetite nanoparticles, magnetite and graphene oxide nanocomposites with silver nanoparticles that could be applied in adsorption of organic and inorganic pollutants from water.

Erasmus Program in action

Sep 13th, 2019

Prof. Mait Kriipsalu and Prof. Kaja Orupold visited Nazarbayev University from 2 to 6 September. They participated in teaching activities involving the third and fourth year B.Sc. students of Civil & Environmental Engineering department as well as in site visit to the city landfill and waste mechanical treatment facility.  The visit was in the framework of the European project: Erasmus+ Program International credit mobility Key Action 1: Learning mobility of Individuals, lead by V. Inglezakis (PI) in collaboration with the Estonian University of Life Sciences (2018-2019). 

A new super achievement!

Sep 2nd, 2019

ESTg is pleased to announce that the new paper was accepted for publication in  Journal with high impact factor 7.34  – 2D Materials Journal. This is an outcome of the research project focused on the synthesis of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and done in collaboration with the Berkeley Lab and Prof. Tikhonov and Prof. Inglezakis from NU. We are proud that one of the authors is ESTg member, undergraduate student Aldiyar Kuntubek, who participated in a 2 month internship at The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, one year ago.

We wish even greater results of the successful collaboration!

Title: Lithographically defined synthesis of transition metal dichalcogenides

Authors: Aidar Kemelbay, Aldiyar Kuntubek, Nicholas Chang, Christopher Chen2, Christoph Kastl, Vassilis Inglezakis, Alexander Tikhonov, Adam Schwartzberg, Shaul Aloni and Tevye Kuykendall

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ESTg got published a new paper in Energy Reports Journal

Aug 24th, 2019

Title: Characterization of tar generated from the mixture of municipal solid waste and coal pyrolysis at 800 C

Authors: Y. Sarbassov, O. Tursunov, B. Suleimenova, B. Kuspangaliyeva, V. Inglezakis, E. Anthony

ESTg published a new paper in the Waste Management & Research Journal

Aug 22nd, 2019

Title : “Seasonal characterization of municipal solid waste from Astana city, Kazakhstan; composition and thermal properties of combustible fraction”

Authors: B. Abylkhani,  B. Aiymbetov, A. Yagofarova, D. Tokmurzin,  C. Venetis, S. Poulopoulos, Y. Sarbassov, V.J. Inglezakis