Mr. Nurzhan Umirov

Research interests

Lithium-ion batteries, surface modification of nanomaterial; synthesis of materials.

Position: Junior Researcher


Master of Technical Sciences (Kazakh-British Technical University, Kazakhstan)

Job history

  • 08.08.2016 – present: Junior researcher at Laboratory of physical chemistry, National Laboratory Astana
  • 06.01.2014 – present: Junior researcher at LLP “Institute of Batteries”, Nazarbayev University, Supervisor – Professor Zhumabay Bakenov
  • 10.04.2013 – 28.12.2013: Research assistant at Advanced Energy Storage Systems and Functional Nanomaterials Research Group, School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Supervisor – Professor Zhumabay Bakenov
  • 27.08.11 – 02.02.2013: JSC “NAC “Kazatomprom”, LLP “СКЗ-U” sulfuric acid plant, a senior operator of sulfuric acid production

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • Electrochemical Society (ECS)

International internships:

    • Jan. – March 2016: ICMPE, CNRS-UPEC, Supervisor – Professor J.P. Pereira-Ramos, Paris, France
    • Dec. 2013 (1 week), Nov. 2015 (1 week): GEST, CNU, Supervisor – Professor Kim S.S., Daejeon, South Korea



      • A. Menbayeva; A. Belgibayeva; N. Umirov; Y. Zhang; I. Taniguchi; I. Kurmanbayeva “High performance freestanding composite cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries”, Electrochimica Acta, submitted.
      •  Y. Zhao, F. Yin, Y. Zhang, C. Zhang, A. Mentbayeva, N. Umirov, Z. Bakenov “A Free-Standing Sulfur/Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Electrode for High-Performance Lithium/Sulfur Batteries”, Nanoscale Research Letter (Springer) 2015, 10:450;
      •  N. Yesibolati, N. Umirov, A. Koishybay, M. Omarova, I. Kurmanbayeva, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Z.Bakenov “High Performance Zn/LiFePO4 Aqueous Rechargeable Battery for Large Scale Application”, Electrochimica Acta (2015) 152:505-511; Impact Factor – 4.5;