We’d like to congratulate our supervisor Vassilis Inglezakis on receiving the Global Reer Review Award powered by Publons!
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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.
In the photo Bexultan with Professor Jim Pak, ESTg’s collaborator from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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
For more information: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-1583/ab402a
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