Assiya Yermukhambetova

Chemical and Materials Engineering
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Dr. Assiya Yermukhambetova is a postdoctoral scholar at School of Engineering, Nazarbayev Univesity. She has graduated from the University College London (London, UK) with Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. Her Ph.D topic was on optimization and failure mechanism of Lithium Sulfur Batteries. During her PhD studies at UCL Electrochemical Innovations Lab she has obtained a world first high resolution tomographic study of Li Sulphur battery electrodes degradation in-situ.

She joined a newly established School of Engineering Nazarbayev University in August  2011 as a teaching assistant. She participated in teaching number of courses in Chemical Engineering Program and took part in several research projects. In 2012 she was awarded Talap Scholarship for Nazarbayev University employees to study abroad for a Ph.D degree.

Research Interests:

Energy storage systems, electrochemical devices, microstructure, engineering education, electrochemistry, quantitative analysis of microstructure, energy materials


2017       PhD in Chemical Engineering (University College London, London, United Kingdom), Research title: Development of lithium sulphur battery and insights into its failure mechanism at Electrochemical Innovation Lab 

2010       Master of Science in Chemical Process Engineering (University College London, London, United Kingdom)

Research project: Optimization of hazardous waste management on the example of oil-and-gas production company

2008       Bachelor of Chemical Technology of Organics (Kanysh Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Research project: Immobilization of medical substances on polymer carriers



 The 2015 Award “Science Leader” by the Thomson Reuters – National Center for Scientific and Technical Information, Republic of Kazakhstan

Sakura Exchange Program in Science (Japan-Asia Youth Exchange program in Science)

Talap Scholarship for Nazarbayev University employees

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s scholarship Bolashak

National Company KazMunaiGas on the best creative and scientific work in oil-and-gas

Scholar of KazEnergy educational program


Membership of Professional bodies

American Chemical Engineers Society, Electrochemical Society, UK Higher Education Academy.