In 28th of June, one of the world leading scientists Professor Paras N Prasad gave a lecture at Nazarbayev University. The topic of his talk was Linking Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology and Photonics to Impact Energy and Health Care (abstract). He is Distinguished Professor at Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (more information). The lecture was organized by the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University. After the lecture, he visited our laboratories and there was a seminar with our group. In the seminar, Doctor Almagul Mentbayeva and Doctor Arailym Nurpeissova make a presentation about Institute of Batteries, group members, current and completed research projects. It was a great opportunity for exchanging ideas and starting a collaboration.