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Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility January 25, 2017

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Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility January 25, 2017

Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facilityRead More

Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility January 25, 2017

Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facilityRead More

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Jason Myrick

Department
Centre for Preparatory studies
Title
Acting Program Coordinator for NUZYP (Pre-Master's)
Office
2.114
Email
jason.myrick@nu.edu.kz
Phone
+77757798976

Jason works for the Center for Preparatory Studies and has a background in English for Academic Purposes, Language Assessments, Instructional Technology, and Program Management. He is currently Acting Program Coordinator for the Nazarbayev University Zero Year of Master’s Program, a year-long pre-Master’s program focused on language skill development. 


Sergei Sabanov

Department
School of Mining and Geosciences
Title
Associate Professor
Office
6.247a
Email
sergei.sabanov@nu.edu.kz
Phone
+77018876922
Website
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergeisabanov/

Associate Professor , School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University

Previously:

– Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting (UK) 

– Senior Researcher/Lecturer, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining

– Mining Engineer, Estonian Oil Shale Mining Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd.) 

Degree (All at Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining):

– PhD in Power Engineering and  Geotechnology, 2008

– MSc in Mining Engineering, 2004

– BSc in Mining Engineering, 2002

Academic Activities:

  •  SMG Courses:

– MINE310 Surface Mine Design

– MINE322 Mine Ventilation

– MINE328 Rock Fragmentation

– MINE345 Explosives Engineering

– MINE460 Mine Management

– MINE445 Coal Mining Methods and Design

– MINE513 Rock Excavation Methods

– MINE514 Advanced Surface Mine Design

– MINE516 Advanced Mine Ventilation

– MINE517 Mine Management and Sustainability

– MINE519 Mining Automation and Maintenance 

– MINE534 Mining Economics 

  • Education Innovation:

– Industry & SMG collaboration for the explosive engineering field program

– Integration of lab and mine site activities for mine ventilation education 
– Teaching using optimisation and design software to solve advanced topics in mining industry

Research Interests:

  • Mine Ventilation Simulation
  • Rock Fragmentation Optimisation Methods
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management Methodologies in Mining Projects
  • Mine Optimisation, Mine Planning and Mine Design for Reserve Estimate
  • Strategic Mine Planning
  • Mine Automation and Communication systems: Production Monitoring, Remote Operations and Blasting, Intelligent Ventilation Control…
  • Sustainability Assessment Methods for Mining Industry
  • Oil Shale In-Situ Retorting

Research Projects:

  • Risk Analysis Methodology for Automated Mine Ventilation Systems

-Funding by NU internal grants funds

-PI Dr. Sergei Sabanov

  • Automated truck on KAMAZ wheelbase 5490 NEO

-Funding by VIST Group company

-PI Dr. Sergei Sabanov

  • Mine Ventilation Optimisation

-Potential funding by Kazakhstan Mining companies 

-PI Dr. Sergei Sabanov


Kanat Dukenbayev

Department
School of Engineering, Electrical and Electronical Engineering
Title
Postdoctoral Scholar
Office
3.508, Block 3
Email
kdukenbayev@nu.edu.kz
Phone
+7(7172)706473
Website
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanat-dukenbayev-73644221/

Postdoctoral Scholar in Prof. Daniele Tosi group at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department in the School of Engineering of Nazarbayev University.

2013            Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Prof. Pietro Cicuta group (https://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/cicuta) at Cavendish Laboratory, Physics Department of the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, U.K), funded by Nazarbayev University Postdoctoral Fellowship “Talap”. 

2007-2011  Ph.D. in Science, Prof. Giovanni Dietler group (http://lpmv.epfl.ch/), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland), funded by International Presidential Fellowship “Bolashak”

2005-2007  Advanced research training at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), funded by International Swiss Confederation Fellowship.

2000-2004  Engineer Physics Diploma (Summa Cum Laude), Kazakh National Pedagogical University (Almaty, Kazakhstan). Specialization: Medical and Biotechnological Devices.

Research interests: Nano-scale Fiber Optics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Research & Development new Scanning Probe Microscopy probes and microscopy designs/technologies, Measurements of living matter in liquid using AFM and NSOM.


Josh Overcast

Department
Centre for Preparatory studies
Title
EAP Teaching Fellow
Office
2.112
Email
josh.overcast@nu.edu.kz
Phone
12-112

Josh Overcast currently teaches in NUZYP, the Pre-Master’s Program in the Center for Preparatory Studies. He has previously taught in Nigeria, Northern Iraq, Taiwan, and the United States. He holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Governors State University in the U.S. He has also completed coursework toward Master’s degrees in Russian and East European Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Oregon in the U.S.