Dr. Indira Kurmanbayeva

Research interests

– Lithium batteries materials, characterization of lithium batteries,  synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials;

– Catalysis; Design of supported  Pd nanoparticles; Hydrogenation; Hydrodechlorination;  Dioxin detoxication;


System Managements

– (2015)  Safety and labor safety in enterprises;

– (2015) Project management (Управление проектами);

– (2010) “ISO/IEC 17020:1998 General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection”;  

– (2010) EFQM Leader for Excellence – Level 1(EFQM model 2010);

– (2009) ST RK ISO/IEC 17025-2007 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”;



2003 – Ph.D. in Chemistry, Institute of Organic Catalysis and Electrochemistry of the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NAS RK), Thesis title “Design of nanosized Pd-polymer supported catalyst  for hydrogenation and hydrodechlorination”

10.2001 – 10.2002 Tokyo Institute of Technology The UNESCO courses for advanced research in chemistry and chemical engineering (Professors  Otsuka K. and Yamanaka I.)

1991 – 1996 Almaty State University named after Abay, The Faculty of Bio-Chemistry; chemistry-biology teacher;

Job history

12.2013 – present “Institute of Batteries” LLP, Director;
11.2012 – 12.2013 “Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System”, Research assistant;
02.2012 – 10.2012 «Beauty Expert», LTD Chief Cosmetologist (Design of cosmetics; production certification)
09.2009 – 01.2012 «InterCert» Certification Body Executive director (accreditation of certification body and laboratory; planning and monitoring the activities of certification body)
01.2007 – 09.2009, «Urker Cosmetic» JSC, Cosmetologist – chemist (design of cosmetics)
01.2007 – 12.2007 Kazakh-British Technical University, Senior lector (“Research, reading and writing” course)
02.2004 – 01.2007 «Coca-Cola Almaty Bottlers» Co Chemist (control and monitoring the quality of production)
01.1997 – 01.2004 Institute of Organic Catalysis and Electrochemistry of NAS RK. Doctor student , researcher



Patent applications

  1. Непроточная аккумуляторная Zn/NiOOH батарея/ Flow-assist-free Zn/NiOOH battery (PCT/KZ2015/000013 от 20.08.2015 г)
  2. Свободностоящий катод для литий-ионной серной аккумуляторной батареи/ Freestanding cathode for rechargeable lithium-ion sulfur battery (PCT/KZ2015/000016 от 18.09.2015)
  3. Перезаряжаемый водный натрий-ионный аккумулятор крупномасштабных систем хранения энергии (2015/0898.1 от 23.07.2015)
  4. Литий-ионный аккумулятор с органическим электролитом и катодом на основе гексацианоферрата (II) никеля (2015/0897.1 от 23.07.2015)
  5. Свободный от металлического лития кремний/ серный аккумулятор / Lithium metal free Silicon/Sulfur battery (PCT/KZ2015/000023 от 13.11.2015)
  6. Отвал (2016/0563.1 от 30 июля 2016г)
  7. Инвалидная коляска (2016/0564.1 от 30 июня 2016 г)


  1. “High Performance Zn/LiFePO4 Aqueous Rechargeable Battery for Large Scale Application, Electrochemica Acta (2015) 152, 505-511; IF – 4.504; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013468614023986
  1. Nickel Hexacyanoferrate Nanoparticles as a Low Cost Cathode material for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Electrochemical Acta (2015) 184, 58-63; IF – 4.504; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013468615014188
  1. High mass-loading of sulfur-based cathode composites and polysulfides stabilization for rechargeable lithium/sulfur batteries, Frontiers in energy research (2015), May 2015, Volume 3, Article 22, IF – 0.0 (new journal), http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fenrg.2015.00022/full
  2. Lithium Sulfur Battery: Current Status and Future Prospects, the 227th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Chicago 2015. IF – 3.266, https://issuu.com/ecs1902/docs/227_final_program_e1654c28867612


  1. « Development of Innovative Rechargeable Batteries for Energy Storage for Grid Connection with Renewable Energy Sources»

Period of implementation: 01.11.2012 – 31.12.2014

The amount of funding: 36 000 000 KZT

Summary results of the project: The innovative batteries to store energy from renewable sources, which will equalize the load on the network and to ensure a balance of power and energy have been developed.  The experimental results are published as articles in 5 international journals with high impact factor and presented for discussion at 9 international conferences.

  1. «Development of innovative lithium metal-free lithium-ion sulfur battery for renewable energy, electric transport and electronics»

Period of implementation: 01.01.2014 – 31.12.2015

The amount of funding: 201 724 000 KZT

Summary results of the project: The rechargeable coin cell battery IB2032 was commercialized. The prototype of a large flat battery LSA-2AH IA and IA-10AN LSA was developed. They has successfully passed the safety tests. Two Kazakhstan and PCT patents were applied. The results are published in 9 articles of international journals with high impact factor and presented for discussion at 11 international conferences.

  1. «Development of a novel quartz (SiO2) based composite anode material for Li-ion batteries»

Period of implementation: 01.01.2015 – 31.12.2017.

The amount of funding: 14 000 000 KZT

Summary results of the project: Research project, second year is going on. Preparing an application for Kazakhstan patent.