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

Congratulations with being Associate Editor

Jun 4th, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that Prof. Vassilis Inglezakis is invited as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture.
“We are approaching you because, given your expertise, our Editors would very much like your assistance on our journal”, written in the invitation letter.

We congratulate you on these undertakings!

For reference:

The International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture is a single-blind peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen, covering all aspects of recycling of organic waste. It is fully supported by the Islamic Azad University, who provide funds to cover all costs of publication, including the Article Processing Charges (APC’s) for all authors. Therefore the journal is both free to read and free to publish in.

Gratitude letter to ESTg from Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Jun 1st, 2019

“This is my very first visit to Kazakstan, lasting for a month and getting to the end by 1 June. I came here as a senior secondee of the H2020 NanoMed project ( ) from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) where I head of the Surface Chemistry Research Group. My visit follows the internship of my PhD student Ms.Andrea Domán, who worked here also for a month in April. Both of us were hosted by the Environmental Science and Technology Group (ESTg). Within the frame of this EU supported research project the main task of the BME team is to develop new materials for pollution control. Both Andrea and me were perfectly supported by our host, Prof. Vassilis J. Inglezakis and his group to have access to the outstanding analytical facilities of the Nazarbayev University to characterize those new materials.

Moreover, the one month period even allowed us to test our materials against model pollutants such as iodide and mercury. Based on the experience of the collaboration Vassilis and me decided to intensify our scientific cooperation.

I am very thankful to Vassilis and his group as well as all the people who helped us during our stay at Nazarbayev University.

Prof. Krisztina László

Becoming expert of Russian Science Foundation (RSF)

May 30th, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that Prof. Vassilis Inglezakis is invited as evaluator in the Information and Analysis System of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF). 

For reference:
Russian Science Foundation was established on the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation to support basic research and development of leading research teams in different fields of science.

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Professor Mert Guney at Erasmus Teaching Staff Exchange program (Erasmus+)

May 29th, 2019

Prof. Guney completed Erasmus Teaching Staff Exchange program (Erasmus+).
He visited Estonian University of Life Sciences (Eesti Maaülikool) in Tartu, Estonia. He participated in teaching activities to international students on the topics of solid waste management and contaminated site management. He also participated in two site visits: a waste management facility and a contaminated site.

Traineeship in the framework of NanoMed at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

May 28th, 2019

Our ESTg member, Aliya Kudarova was participating in a 1-month traineeship in the framework of Nanoporous and Nanostructured Materials for Medical Applications (NanoMed) project at the Surface Chemistry Group Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary.
The main aim of the work is to analyze the adsorption of I- and Hg2+ from the aqueous solutions and to characterize the zeolites before and after the adsorption experiment to investigate any changes in the material.  To investigate the structural changes of the different types of zeolites the scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) techniques was used.
To analyze I – adsorption rate UV-VIS spectrophotometer was used. Analyses of Hg2+ adsorption ICP-MS technique was used to measure the concentration of mercury at different time points.

New conference paper accepted by the ICEER2019 – 6th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research

May 18th, 2019

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

Authors: O. Tursunov, D. Tokmurzin, B. Kuspangalieva, V.J. Inglezakis, E.J. Anthony, Y. Sarbassov

Conference: ICEER2019 – 6th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research: “Energy and environment: challenges towards circular economy”, 22-25 July 2019, Aveiro, Portugal (Oral)

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Congratulations for being crowned as “Doctor”

May 17th, 2019

We would like to congratulate our ESTg member Zhandos Tauanov with the successful defense of the PhD thesis at Nazarbayev University.

Zhandos’s PhD thesis was focused on “Removal of mercury and iodide from water using fly ash derived zeolites and nanocomposites” under supervision of our professors Vassilis Inglezakis and Dhawal Shah. Also he has been working in ESTg labs on several funded projects.

We wish Zhandos to continue her successful academic career and are sure that one more PhD will bring even more value to the activity of ESTg.

Amazing work and really proud to have had you in our team!

Projects proposal evaluator

May 13th, 2019

Prof. Inglezakis was invited to act as projects proposals evaluator by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) under the International Research Network (IRN) programme.

Congratulations on the published paper in the journal with a high impact factor (IF = 4.6)

May 13th, 2019

Title:“  Removal of iodide from water using silver nanoparticles-impregnated synthetic zeolites  ”

Authors:  Z. Tauanov and V.J. Inglezakis

Journal: Science of the Total Environment

Joining to the Editorial Board of Central Asian Journal of Water Research

May 3rd, 2019

We congratulate our supervisor Dr. Vassilis Inglezakis with another appreciation of his efforts and hard work!

“The CAJWR Editorial Board would like to welcome Dr.Vassilis J. Inglezakis to their team and believes that his experience and vision will be a great asset to the CAJWR.”
As it is written in welcoming letter we believe that “Your contribution to CAJWR will be valuable for the knowledge generation and scientific quality on water resources management aspects in Central Asia and Afghanistan”.

Note: The Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR) is a peer-reviewed, open access, bi-lingual (English-Russian) e-Journal devoted to all aspects of water management in Central Asia and Afghanistan (ISSN 2522-9060).