Number of Research Laboratories and Groups of the School of Science and Technology carry out cutting edge investigations across multiple disciplines in science, engineering and technology. Please check the websites of corresponding groups from the list below:

Advanced Robotics and Mechatronic Systems (ARMS)

73888ARMS Lab is a research laboratory at the Department of Robotics of SST. The laboratory focuses on the design and implementation of intelligent devices and algorithms with an emphasis on rehabilitation, locomotion, and industrial automation applications. Current projects include an intelligent multigrasp robotic hand equipped with laser scanners for industrial automation, a hybrid quadruped robot employed legged and wheeled locomotion for different terrains and development of path planning algorithms for redundant robot manipulators.



Astana LAboratory for Robotic and Intelligent Systems (ALARIS)

ALARIS was recently established as part of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics. The laboratory research areas include industrial and mobile robotics, robot perception and intelligent systems.




Laboratory of Medicinal and Molecular Electrochemistry (LAM Group)

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The laboratory is housed within the Chemistry Department of SST. Our Research is interdisciplinary and range from the development of new anticancer agents to the synthesis of CO2 reduction electrocatalysts.

Current projects include the synthesis of novel tyrosine kinase inhibitors against melanoma and other types of cancers, activation of small organic molecules using electrochemistry and electrocatalytical reduction of CO2 under mild conditions.




Advanced Materials Research and Laser Technologies (AMRELAT) Laboratory

233468AMRELAT Laboratory is a research laboratory in the Department of Physics of SST. The laboratory is focused on research and development in the area of laser-based materials characterization and processing, fast and ultra-fast time-resolved laser-acoustic and photo-thermal techniques, inelastic laser (Raman and Brillouin) light scattering spectroscopy, surface plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy and optical nano-metrology of variety of bulk, thin film and nanostructured materials.




Research at the Computer Science Department

maxresThe research specializations of our faculty cover a wide range of topics within computer science. The domains of active research include but are not limited to: Mobile Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Signal Processing, Data Mining & Data Analytics, Research in Education, HPC and GPGPU computing, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Quantum Computing. 

Several existing research groups exist in order to group and accelerate research in combined areas: Research in Education, Mobile and HRI/HCI






Research at the Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Nazarbayev University School of Science and Technology aims to develop a strong team in research in mathematical science and encourages interdisciplinary interests. Mathematics Department at NU carries out research in the following areas:

  • Finite Element  Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Modeling of Engineering Problems Arising from Nonlinear Mechanics in Advanced Materials, Biomedical Materials, and Engineering
  • Nonlinear Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Chaos, Fractals and Complexity
  • Generalized families of continuous and discrete distributions
  • Harmonic Analysis and its applications to Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical solution of PDE
  • Commutative algebra, singularities in positive prime characteristic
  • Dynamical systems and ergodic theory with applications to Number theory
  • Probability, Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Physics, Applied Harmonic Analysis
  • Mathematical logics
  • Numerical Linear Algebra, Structured Matrices, and Polynomials
  • Statistical Computing
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Constraint satisfaction problems and machine learning


Research at the Department of Physics

The department of Physics of SST is active in several important research areas that span from black holes, quantum entanglement and non linear dynamics in theoretical physics to condensed matter, high energy physics and optical spectroscopy in experimental physics. Research projects in these areas are available for students who want to take a first step into the world of academic research. In addition students may have the opportunity to conduct research in other areas at NURIS or in affiliated research centers and laboratories around the world. Physics department is connected to reputed research groups of the world through individual faculty efforts. Current research areas:

  • Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems, Non-Linear Dynamics
  • Ultrafast Photonics and Applied Non-linear Dynamics
  • Nanophotonics and Molecular Electronics
  • Laser-Based Material Science
  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence and Photocurrents in Semiconductors
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, Quantum Chemistry
  • Entanglement, Quantum Computing and Information
  • High Energy Physics and Radiation detectors
  • Computational Astrophysics
  • General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and Black Hole Thermodynamics
  • General Relativity, Black Holes and Naked Singularities


Additionally, you can study the list of past research seminars by following the link.