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

Climate Change and Water Quality Workshop

Apr 22nd, 2019

Our ESTg member, Phd candidate, Zhandos Tauanov has participated in Climate change and Water Quality Workshop which was held on 16th of April and organized by Durham University.

This workshop aimed at providing essential information to guide future climate change and water policy decisions at corporate and governmental levels. Zhandos has presented his work named as “Removal of mercury and iodide from water using fly ash derived zeolites and nanocomposites”.

The organizers of this workshop are confident that such events will help to improve peoples’ understanding of how the effects climate change has on mining and agriculture could subsequently impact water quality becomes a situation of both social (health) and economic importance.

ESTg got published a new paper in Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (IF=1.508)

Apr 16th, 2019

Title:“ Manufacturing of ultra-fine particle CFA-A380 aluminium matrix composites with improved mechanical properties by improved ring milling and oscillating micro-grid mixing ”

Authors:  G. Kaisarlis, G. Vasiliou, V. Spitas, V. Inglezakis, G. Itskos, C. Spitas

ESTg got published a paper in Sustainability Journal (IF=2.075)

Apr 8th, 2019

“A Comprehensive C&DW Management Model using PESTEL and 3R for Construction Companies Operating in Central Asia”

Turkyilmaz, A., Guney, M., Karaca, F.,  Bagdatkyzy, Z., Sandybayeva, A., Sirenova, G.

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New conference paper accepted

Mar 14th, 2019

Title: “ Synthesis of biosourced silica-Ag nanocomposites and hyperstoichiometric amalgamation reaction with mercury in aqueous solutions ”

Authors: S. Azat, V. Inglezakis, A. Zorpas

Conference: Seventh International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics (CEMEPE 2019) and SECOTOX Conference that will be jointly held in Mykonos island, Greece, from May 19 to 24, 2019.

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Sponsorship of student internships at one of the world’s best labs!

Mar 13th, 2019

Bekassyl Battalgazy, a BEng in Chemical Engineering student, will be participating in a 3 month internship at The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, starting in May 2019.

The Molecular Foundry ( is a US 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. The internship position, which is sponsored by Dr Vasileios Inglezakis in the Chemical Engineering Department at Nazarbayev University, will be hosted by Dr. Tevye Kuykendall, a Senior Scientific Engineer at The Molecular Foundry.

The research project will focus on the synthesis of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). TMDs have received a lot of attention recently, stemming from the discovery of emergent properties when reduced from bulk crystals to 2D layers, such as their transition to direct band gap, emerging charge density waves, high mobility, and valley polarization. Recently we have developed a new technique for synthesizing 2D TMDs through conversion of metal-oxide thin films deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD). To improve on this, we will explore different precursor compositions and the effect of substrate epitaxy using substrates such as BN or GaN. The research aims to develop a synthetic process, through successive experiments and characterization, to control crystallinity, extent of conversion, and other properties producing high-quality TMD materials. The materials will be characterized by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and other techniques.

It is important to note that it is the 4th year that we have a student at one of the world’s best labs!

Abstract was accepted by ISEE 2019 Committee

Mar 5th, 2019

Title: “ Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Leachate: Treatment Technologies and Challenges”

Authors: Elizabeth Arkhangelsky, Stavros G. Poulopoulos, Ardak Makhatova, Bakzhan Yergali, Jong Kim, Yerbol Sarbassov, Vassilis J. Inglezakis

The 1st International Symposium on Electronic Waste and End-of-Life Vehicles (ISEE) will be held in International Convention Center (ICC) Jeju, Republic of Korea, from 19th to 22th of May, 2019.  

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One more conference paper for oral presentation was accepted by HERAKLION 2019 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Mar 1st, 2019

Title: “Compositional and microsampling analysis of MSW of Astana city and application of a predictive Waste Generation Artificial Neural Network Model”

Authors: Bexultan Abylkhani, Berik Aiymbetov, Almira Yagofarova, Christos Venetis, Yerbol Sarbassov, Vassilis Inglezakis, Antonis Zorpas

Conference: HERAKLION 2019 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

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Exceptional news!!

Feb 7th, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that Prof. Vassilis Inglezakis is invited as independent expert in the assessment of the proposals to be received under the 2019 call for proposals for Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education by European Commission.

We congratulate you on these undertakings and we are sure that you will cope with new tasks with a bang!!

For reference:
The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.

Erasmus+ also supports teaching, research, networking and policy debate on EU topics. Erasmus+ supports the Euridice network, which describes education systems in Europe and offers comparative analysis of national systems and policies from early childhood to adult education.

Сongratulations on the approval of the funding of the new projects!

Feb 4th, 2019

We are pleased to congratulate our Professors with the new projects, which were approved for funding 2019-2021!

The following projects will be funded by ORAU:

  • Noble metals nanocomposites hyper-activity in heterogeneous non-catalytic and catalytic reactions (2019-2021)
  • Co-firing of coal and biomass under air and oxy-fuel environments in fluidized bed rig: Experiments with process model development (2019-2021)
  • Development of a Novel Technology for Production of High Quality Reclaimed Water: Track Etch Membrane Bioreactor (2019-2021)

We wish Investigators and all researchers further success and excellent results!

ESTg researchers’ poster will be presented at SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting in Helsinki, Finland

Jan 30th, 2019

Title:  Biomonitoring of phytoplankton communities changes following heavy metals fluctuations in lake Balkhash ecosystem,

Authors:  A. Abilkas, V. Dashkova, D. Malashenkov, A. Zhantyakova, A. Baishulakova, A. Yagofarova, V.J. Inglezakis, I.A. Vorobjev, N. S. Barteneva

Conference:  SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting in Helsinki, Finland, 26 – 30 May, 2019 (Poster)

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