Professor Zhumabay Bakenov

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Director of Center of Energy and Advanced Materials Science of National laboratory Astana, Professor in Chemical Engineering of Nazarbayev University, President and Founder of Institute of Batteries

Research Interests

Materials science, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, chemical engineering; rechargeable lithium-ion and magnesium batteries, polymer batteries; synthesis of functional nanomaterials; modelling and analysis of electrochemical and thermal performance of lithium-ion batteries; water and soil purification from mixed contamination.

Current Funded Research Projects (Principal Investigator, Group Leader)

Advanced techniques for high energy density materials for renewable energy storage,

Development of advanced rechargeable batteries for energy storage for grid connection with renewable energy sources,

Development of innovative rechargeable aqueous lithium-ion battery for large scale energy storage,

High Energy Density Ecologically Friendly Batteries for Grid Connection of Renewable Sources and Electric Vehicles,

Water and Soil Clean-up from Mixed Contaminants, EU FP-7

Awards

The Medal of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan “For Contribution to the Science Development”, 2014.

“Leader of the Science” award, established by Thomson Reuters, the world leader in providing analytical information for professionals in the field of science, business and media, and the JSC’s National Center for Scientific and Technical Information (Kazakhstan), for the scientists whose works are among the most cited in the world between 2005 and 2015.

The 2010 Award of Ceramic Society of Japan for series of work on ceramics for energy storage application (in cooperation with Prof. I. Taniguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology).

Both MSc and PhD thesis were awarded by the National Prize of the National Academy of Science as the best work of the year in chemistry; awarded a Grant for the UNESCO Courses for Advanced Research in Chemistry and Chemical Technology.

Education

Doctor of Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology), PhD in Chemistry (Kazakh National Academy of Science), Professional Degree (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University).

Job History

Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan), University of Waterloo (Canada), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Kazakh-British Technical University, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Active member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS USA), the Electrochemical Society of Japan (ECS-J), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Recent Publications

  1. Konarov, N. Voronina, J.H. Jo, Z. Bakenov, Y.K. Sun, S.T. Myung, ACS Energy Letters, 3 (2018) 2620–2640.
  2. Emery, R. Baddour-Hadjean, D. Batyrbekuly, B. Laik, Z. Bakenov, J.P. Pereira-Ramos, Chem. Mater.30 (15) (2018) 5305.
  3. Wang, L. Huang, Y. Zhang, F. Yin, Z. Bakenov, N. Umirov, M. Jin, G. Zhou, Ionics, 24(2) (2018) 373.
  4. Tian, Z. Sun, Y. Zhang, X. Wang, Z. Bakenov, F. Yin, Nanomaterials8 (2018) 50.
  5. Li, L. Sun, Z. Wang, Y. Zhang, T. Tan, G. Wang, Z. Bakenov, Nanomaterials8 (2018) 69.
  6. Wang, L. Huang, Y. Zhang, F. Yin, Z. Bakenov, N. Umirov, M. Jin, G. Zhou, Ionics24 (2018) 373.
  7. Peng, X. Wang, Y. Zhao, T. Tan, Z. Bakenov, Y. Zhang, Polymers19 (2018) 399.
  8. Konarov, J.U. Choi, Z. Bakenov, S.T. Myung, J. Mater. Chem. A6 (2018) 8558.
  9. Yuan, J. Xiang, H. Jin, Y. Jin, L. Wu, Y. Zhang, A. Mentbayeva, Z. Bakenov, Electrochim. Acta259 (2018) 647.
  10. Mukanova, A. Nurpeissova, S.S. Kim, M. Myronov, Z. Bakenov, ChemistryOpen7 (2018) 92 – 96.
  11. Mukanova, A. Jetybayeva, S.T. Myung, S.S. Kim, Z. Bakenov, Materials Today Energy9 (2018) 49-66.
  12. Li, L. Sun, Y. Zhang, T. Tan, G. Wang, Z. Bakenov, J. Energy Chem, 26 (2017) 1276.
  13. Ismailov, D. Adair, Y. Massalin, Z. Bakenov, Heat and Mass Transfer, 53 (1) (2017) 1-10.
  14. Cavoué, N. Emery, N. Umirov, S. Bach, P. Berger, Z. Bakenov, C. Cenac-Morthe, J.P. Pereira-Ramos, ACS Inorganic Chemistry, 56 (22) (2017) 13815.
  15. Mukanova, A. Nurpeissova, A. Urazbayev, S.S. Kim, M. Myronov, Z. Bakenov, Electrochim. Acta258 (2017) 800.
  16. Konarov, Z. Bakenov, H. Yashiro, Y.K. Sun, S.T. Myung, J. Power Sources355 (2017) 140-146.
  17. Yin, X. Liu, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhao, A. Mentbayeva, Z. Bakenov, X. Wang, Solid State Sci.66 (2017) 44–49.
  18. Huang, X.Wang, F. Yin, C.Zhang, J.Gao, J. Liu, G. Zhou, Y.Zhang, Z. Bakenov, J. Nanopart. Res. 19 (2017) 42.
  19. Zhang, Z. Zhang, F. Yin, Y. Zhang, A. Mentbayeva, M.-R. Babaa, Z. Bakenov, ChemElectroChem(2017).
  20. Lu, X. Wang, X. Zhang, H. Peng,Y. Zhang, G.Wang, Z.Wang, G. Cao, N. Umirov, Z. Bakenov, Ceramics International4 (2017) 6554-6562.
  21. Wang, L. Huang, Y. Zhang, F. Yin, Z. Bakenov, N. Umirov, M. Jin, G. Zhou, Ionics(2017).
  22. Zhao, Z. Liu, Y. Zhang, A. Mentbayeva, X. Wang , M.Yu. Maximov, B. Liu, Z. Bakenov, F. Yin, Nanoscale Res. Lett.12 (2017) 459
  23. Li, Z. Liu, S. Yang, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, C. Zhang, Y. Feng, F. Yin, Materials10 (2017) 1102.
  24. Zhao, J. Ren, T. Tan, M.R. Babaa, Z. Bakenov, N. Liu, Y. Zhang, Nanomaterials7 (2017) 260.
  25. Huang, X. Wang, F. Yin, Y. Zhang, J. Gao, J. Liu, G. Zhou, Z. Bakenov, ZnO Nanorods Grown Directly on Copper Foil Substrate as a Binder-Free Anode for High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries,Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 11 (2016) 8439 – 8446, doi: 10.20964/2016.10.60. IF = 1.692
  26. Li, Y Li, Y. Zhang, C. Liang, H. Wang, B. Li, D. Adair, Z. Bakenov, Fabrication and Properties of Carbon- Encapsulated Cobalt Nanoparticles over NaCl by CVD, Nanoscale Research Letters 11 (2016) 432. IF = 2.584
  27. Yermukhambetova, C. Tan, S. R. Daemi, Z. Bakenov, J.A. Darr, D.J.L. Brett, P.R. Shearing, Exploring 3D microstructural evolution in Li-S battery electrodes using in-situ X-ray Tomography,Nature Scientific Reports, In print (2016). IF = 5.228
  28. Zhang, Y. Li, H. Li, F. Yin, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, Synthesis of hierarchical MoS2 microspheres composed of nanosheets assembled via facile hydrothermal method as anode material for lithium-ion batteries,  Nanopart. Res. 18:63 (2016).
  29. Li, Y. Wei, Y. Zhao, Y. Zhang, F. Yin, C. Zhang, Z. Bakenov, Simple One-Pot Synthesis of Hexagonal ZnO Nanoplates as Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries,  Nanomater. 2016 (2016), Article ID 4675960, 6 pages, doi:10.1155/2016/4675960.
  30. Zhang, Y. Li, H. Li, Y. Zhao, F. Yin, Z. Bakenov, Electrochemical performance of carbon-encapsulated Fe3O4 nanoparticles in lithium-ion batteries: morphology and particle size effects, Electrochimica Acta, In print (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.09.054
  31. Yuan, F. Yin, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, G. Wang, Y. Zhang, Corn stalk-derived activated carbon with a stacking sheet-like structure as sulfur cathode supporter for lithium/sulfur batteries, Ionics 22 (2016) 63–69.
  32. Zhao, X. Liu, F. Yin, Z. Bakenov, Y. Zhang, Synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotube aqueous suspension with surfactant sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate for lithium/sulfur rechargeable batteries, Electrochemistry 84 (1) (2016) 7–11.
  33. Ismailov, D. Adair, Y. Massalin, Z. Bakenov, On using splitter plates and flow guide‑vanes for battery module cooling, Heat Mass Transfer (2016) 1-10.
  34. Li, Y. Wei, Y. Zhang, C. Zhang, G. Wang, Y. Zhao, F. Yin, Z. Bakenov, In situ sol-gel synthesis of ultrafine ZnO nanocrystals anchored on graphene as anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Ceramics International (In print), (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.05.010. IF = 2.758
  35. Yuan, Y. Zhao, H. Jin, Z. Bakenov, A simple approach to synthesize novel sulfur/graphene oxide/multiwalled carbon nanotube composite cathode for high performance lithium/sulfur batteries, Ionics (In print), (2016). DOI 10.1007/s11581-016-1729-7.
  36. Wei, Y. Li, Z. Bakenova, F. Yin, H. Li, Y. Zhang, Z. Bakenov, Synthesis and electrochemical performance of polypyrrole-coated sulfur/multi-walled carbon nanotube composite cathode materials for lithium/sulfur batteries, Materials Science Forum, 847 (2016) 33-38.
  37. Li, Y. Wei, Y. Zhang, F. Yin, C. Zhang, G. Wang, Z. Bakenov, Synthesis and electrochemical investigation of highly dispersed ZnO nanoparticles as anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Ionics 22 (2016) 1387-1393.
  38. Mentbayeva, A. Belgibayeva, N. Umirov, Y. Zhang, I. Taniguchi, I. Kurmanbayeva, Z. Bakenov, High performance freestanding composite cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries, Electrochimica Acta, In print (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.09.082.
  39. Yan, Y.  Fuxing, Z.  Yongguang, Z.  Chengwei, A. Mentbayeva, N. Umirov, X.  Hongxian, Z. Bakenov, A Free-Standing Sulfur/Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Electrode for High-Performance Lithium/Sulfur Batteries, Nanoscale Res. 10 (2015) 450.
  40. Yan, Y.  Fuxing, Z.  Yongguang, Z.  Chengwei, A. Mentbayeva, N. Umirov , X.  Hongxian, Z. Bakenov, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 10 (2015) 450.
  41. Yermukhambetova, Z. Bakenov, Y. Zhang, J.A. Darr, D.J.L. Brett, P.R. Shearing, Examining the effect of nanosized Mg0.6Ni0.4O and Al2O3 additives on S/polyaniline cathodes for lithium-sulphur batteries. J. Electroanalyt. Chem., In Print (2015).
  42. Omarova, A. Koishybay, N. Yesibolati, Almagul Mentbayeva, Nurzhan Umirov, K. Ismailov, D. Adair, M.-R. Babaa, I. Kurmanbayeva, Z. Bakenov, Acta, 184 (2015) 58.
  43. Geng, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, W. Ding, H. Peng, Z. Bakenov, Electrochim. Acta, 176 (2015) 327.
  44. Zhao, Y. Zhang, Z. Bakenova and Z. Bakenov, Carbon/sulfur composite cathodes for flexible lithium/sulfur batteries: status and prospects, Frontiers in Energy Storage, 3 (2015) 2-1.
  45. 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 Applications, Electrochimica Acta, 152 (2015) 505-511.
  46. Zhao, Y. Zhang, Z. Bakenova, H. Peng, H. Xie, Z. Bakenov, High performance sulfur/nitrogen-doped graphene cathode for lithium/sulfur batteries, Ionics, 21 (2015) 1925.
  47. Hara, A. Konarov, A. Mentbayeva, I. Kurmanbayeva, Z. Bakenov, High mass-loading of sulfur-based cathode composites and polysulfides stabilization for rechargeable lithium/sulfur batteries, Front. Energy Res., 3 (2015) 22.
  48. Geng, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, W. Ding, H. Peng, Z. Bakenov, Effect of VO43−Substitution for PO43−on Electrical Conductivity in the Nasicon Li3Sc2(PO4)3 Compound, Acta, 176 (2015) 327.
  49. Omarova, A. Koishybay, N. Yesibolati, Almagul Mentbayeva, Nurzhan Umirov, K. Ismailov, D. Adair, M.-R. Babaa, I. Kurmanbayeva, Z. Bakenov, Nickel Hexacyanoferrate Nanoparticles as a Low Cost Cathode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 184 (2015) 58-63.
  50. 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 Applications, Acta, 152 (2014) 505-511.
  51. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, A. Konarov, P. Chen, Preparation of novel network nanostructured sulfur composite cathode with enhanced stable cycle performance, Journal of Power Sources, 270 (2014) 326–331.
  52. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, M. Tuiyebayeva, A. Konarov, P. Chen, Synthesis of Hierarchical Porous Sulfur/Polypyrrole/Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Composite Cathode for Lithium Batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 143 (2014) 49.
  53. Adair, Z. Bakenov, M. Jaeger, Educ. Chem. Eng., Building on a traditional chemical engineering curriculum using computational fluid dynamics,9 (2014), e85-e93.
  54. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, Nanoscale Research Letters, 9:137 (21 March 2014) (http://www.nanoscalereslett.com/content/9/1/137/abstract).
  55. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, A simple approach to synthesize nanosized sulfur/graphene oxide materials for high-performance lithium/sulfur batteries, Ionics, 20 (2014) 1047.
  56. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, D. Gosselink, P. Chen, Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)/ poly(methylmethacrylate)/nanoclay composite gel polymer electrolyte for lithium/sulfur batteries, J. Solid State Electrochemistry, 18 (2014) 1111-1116 ; DOI:10.1007/s10008-013-2366-y.
  57. Zhang, Z. Bakenov, Y. Zhao, A. Konarov, Q. Wang, P. Chen, Three-dimensional carbon fiber as current collector for lithium/sulfur batteries, Ionics, 20 (2014) 803.
  58. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Z. Bakenov, M.-R. Babaa, A. Konarov, C. Ding, P. Chen, J. Electrochem. Soc., 160 (2013) A1194-A1198.
  59. Zhang, Z. Bakenov, Y. Zhao, A. Konarov, T.N.L. Doan, K.E.K. Sun, A. Yermukhambetova, P. Chen, Powder Tech. 235 (2013) 248-255.
  60. Zhang, Y.Zhao, A.Yermukhambetova, Z. Bakenov, P.Chen, Mater.Chem.A, 1 (2013) 295-301.
  61. Zhao, Y. Zhang, Z. Bakenov, P. Chen, Solid State Ionics 234 (2013) 40-45.
  62. Yan, J. Wang, H. Liu, Z. Bakenov, D. Gosselink, P. Chen, PowerSources 216 (2012) 222.
  63. Zhang, Z. Bakenov, Y. Zhao, et al., J. Power Sources 208 (2012) 1-8.
  64. Pu, Z. Bakenov, D. Adair, Euras. Chem.-Technol. J. 14 (2012) 73-82.
  65. Pu, Z. Bakenov, D. Adair, Euras. Chem.-Technol. J. 14 (2012) 155-167.
  66. Tussupbayev, T. Shokanbay, Z. Bakenov, I. Taniguchi, Chem. Eng.Jpn., 44 (2011) 179-186.
  67. Bakenov, I. Taniguchi, Res. Bull., 46 (2011) 1311–1314.
  68. Bakenov, I. Taniguchi, Commun., 12 (2010) 7578.
  69. Bakenov, I. Taniguchi, Electrochem. Soc., 157 (4) (2010) A430.
  70. L. Doan, Z. Bakenov, I. Taniguchi, Adv. Powder Technol., 21 (2010) 187.
  71. Bakenov, I. Taniguchi, J. Power Sources, 195 (2010) 7445.