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Anara Molkenova, PhD

Department: Chemistry
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar
Office: 7e.532
Phone: +7 (7172) 70-62-86

Anara Molkenova is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Chemistry of School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University. She received her PhD in chemical engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2015, her PhD thesis focused on making breakthroughs in the development of high-power energy storage systems. At this moment she joined the research group of Professor Timur Atabayev. Their cutting-edge work focuses on the development of highly fluorescent and biocompatible nanoparticles for  biomedical applications. Anara was awarded an Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Award in 2011 and a Hosokawa Powder Technology KONA award in 2015, which recognized her research contribution in the area of nanotechnology and powder technology. She is currently a member of the Materials Research Society USA, the Society of Chemical Engineers Japan, and the Electrochemistry Society of USA and Japan.



Selected publications:

  1. T. S. Atabaev, Z. Piao, A. Molkenova, Carbon Dots Doped with Dysprosium: A Bimodal Nanoprobe for MRI and Fluorescence Imaging.  Journal of Functional Biomaterials. doi:10.3390/jfb9020035
  2. Zhang, Z. Zhang, F. Yin, Y. Zhang, A. Mentbayeva, M.-R. Babaa, A.Molkenova, Z. Bakenov, 3D Ordered Macroporous Carbon Encapsulated ZnO Nanoparticles as a High-Performance Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Chem.Electro.Chem (2017). doi: 10.1002/celc.201700239, 
  3. A. Molkenova, and I. Taniguchi. Preparation and characterization of SiO2/C nanocomposites by a combination of mechanochemical-assisted sol–gel and dry ball milling processes. Advanced Powder Technology 26.2 (2015): 377-84. 
  4. A. Molkenova, R. Sarip, S. Sathasivam, P. Umek, S. Vallejos, C. Blackman, G. Hogarth, and G. Sankar. Single-step co-deposition of nanostructured tungsten oxide supported gold nanoparticles using a gold–phosphine cluster complex as the gold precursor. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 15.6 (2014): 065004.