Mrs. Aliya Mukanova

Position: Researcher
PhD Candidate


  • Silicon-based anode materials for LIB
  • Synthesis of carbon nanomaterials
  • Interaction of radiation with substance
  • Diffusion of hydrogen in solids
  • Nuclear physics
  • Fission and fusion energy



  • Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
    PhD Candidate of Material Science in Engineering
    Thesis: Design and engineering of advanced anode materials for energy storage and conversion applications
  • National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Master degree of Physics in Medical Physics
    Thesis: Modeling of electromagnetic cascade in substance for application in radiation therapy
  • Semey Government University, Semey, Kazakhstan
    Bachelor of Technical Physics
    Thesis: Study of the main interaction parameters of hydrogen isotopes with SS316IG for tritium safety studies of fusion reactors.



  • National Laboratory Astana (Researcher, Astana, Kazakhstan)
  • Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics KazNU Al’Farabi (Researcher, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • Institute of Atomic Energy of National Nuclear Centre (Junior Researcher, Kurchatov, Kazakhstan)
  • Institute of Oncology (Engineer, Tomsk, Russia)


  • 2015 “Leader of the Science” award, established by Thomson Reuters for the most cited scientist in the world between 2005 and 2015.[3]
  • 2012  The best oral presentation and 2d place on the Conference “Urgent issues of peace use of atomic energy”- 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2011  The best oral presentation on the Conference “IHISM’11”– 2011, Moskow, Russia
  • World Science Society Reseach scholarship for young scientists 2010-2011, Switzerland



  • GEANT-4 Tutorial COurse-2013, San-Francisco, USA
  • 7th IHISM International School-Conference-2011, Moskow, Russia
  • 48th Plasma Physics Summer School-2011, Oxford, United Kingdom



  1. T.V. Kulsartov, I.L. Tazhibayeva, Yu.N. Gordienko, Zh.A. Zaurbekova, Ye.T. Koyanbeyev, I.M. Kukushkin, Ye.A.Kenzhin, A.O. Mukanova, D.S. Dyusambayev, A.A. Shaimerdenov, L.V. Chekushina // Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series Thermonuclear Fusion 37(2) (2014) 27-37
  2. E.Ishitsuka, A.Mukanova, Y.Chikhray JAEA Technology (2014) DOI: 10.11484/jaea-technology-2014-025
  3. F. Romanelli and JET EFDA contributors Nuclear Fusion 53(10) (2013) 4002.
  4. I.Tazhibayeva, E.Kenzhin, N.BArsukov, T.Kulsartov, Y.Gordienko, Y.Ponkratov, A.Mukanova, Zh. Zaurbekova, Fusion Engineering and Design 88(9-10) (2013) 1731-1734.
  5. I.Tazhibayeva, E.Kenzhin, N.BArsukov, T.Kulsartov, Y.Gordienko, Y.Ponkratov, A.Mukanova, Zh. Zaurbekova, Journal of Nuclear Materials 442(1–3)1 (2013) S740–S745.
  6. Y.Gordienko, T.Kulsartov, A.Mukanova Abstract of International Conference “Nuclear Science and its Application” Belgium (2012) 223-224.
  7. A.Mukanova, I.Tazhibayeva, E.Kenzhin, N.BArsukov, T.Kulsartov, Y.Gordienko, Fusion Science and Technology 60(1T) 2011 9-15