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May 30, 2022
NU SMG Professor to visit Luleå University of Technology as a visiting scholar

  Professor David Saiang under the Resources for Sustainability Transitions (SUN) initiative had invited Dr. Fidelis Suorineni to the Lulea University of Technology as a visiting scholar during May – June 2022. Luleå University of Technology’s initiative SUN, Natural resources for sustainability transitions, focuses on the assets in the form of ore, forests and water, […]

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May 24, 2022
International student about NU SMG

  Mariam Shakeel, 1st year PhD student spoke to the Study International portal about her experience at Nazarbayev University. In 2019, Mariam Shakeel was admitted to MSc in Petroleum Engineering at the Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences.  Having completed MSc in Petroleum Engineering with distinction Mariam Shakeel decided to continue her study at […]

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May 6, 2022
NU SMG alumnus received full funded PhD scholarship in Canada

  Alumnus of NU SMG, class of 2020, Nursultan Iliyas (MSc Mining Engineering) started his PhD study in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Nursultan completed his master thesis under supervision of Dr. Nasser Madani in the area of Geostatistics and Resource Estimation and published one journal and one conference paper out of his thesis. […]

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April 26, 2022
Co-authored article of NU SMG Faculty member and BSc students published in Goldschmidt conference

  The co-authored article of Richard L, Shintassova M & Zhalgasbayeva A,  NU SMG Faculty member and BSc students has been published in the conference proceedings of Goldschmidt conference. Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society. https://doi.org/10.7185/gold2021.7040

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April 20, 2022
NU SMG students won the first place in the 2022 SPE Regional PetroBowl Qualifier

  A five-member team of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter from the Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences has become the first place winners of the 2022 SPE Regional PetroBowl Qualifier. The Society of Petroleum Engineering founded PetroBowl in 2002; it matches SPE student chapter teams against each other for fast-paced quiz competitions. Students […]

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April 18, 2022
NU SMG students’ paper was published in the Applied Sciences journal

  MSc students of NU School of Mining and Geosciences Aizada Ganiyeva and Leila Karabayanova have published the paper under the supervision of Dr. Peyman Pourafshry and Dr. Muhammad Rehan Hasmet in the Applied Sciences journal that is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on all aspects of applied natural sciences published semimonthly online by MDPI (Multidisciplinary […]

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April 12, 2022
Field trip to Bozshakol Copper Mine

  On April 8, 2022, the third-year undergraduate and first-year MSc students accompanied by NU SMG Professor Ali Mortazavi visited the Bozshakol Copper Mine. Bozshakol is the largest copper mining operation in Kazakhstan where mining is conducted with state-of-the-art mining technology. The Copper Mine is being developed by KAZ Minerals company. At first, the students […]

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April 1, 2022
NU SMG alumni’s paper was published in Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal

  Mr. Sultan Abulkhair, Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences alumni of class of 2021, has published his third journal paper under the supervision of Dr. Nasser Madani, Assistant Professor of Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences. The paper entitled “Stochastic modeling of iron in coal seams using two-point and multiple-point geostatistics: A […]

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March 28, 2022
PhD student of NU SMG participated in the SPE conference at OPES

  Marzhan Karimova, PhD student at Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences, participated in the SPE conference at Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES) which was held in Muscat, Oman on March 21-23, 2022. Marzhan presented the conference paper “Shock/Soaking Injection Scheme to Improve Oil Recovery in Carbonate Formations by Low-Salinity Water flooding”. The […]

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March 24, 2022
Interview of Professor Fidelis Suorineni

  It is a fact that the modern world cannot function without mining. People do not realize that mineral products are significant components for cell phones, cars, energy towers, solar panels, wind turbines, fertilizers, machinery and all kinds of construction. However, mining industry is not only about extraction of minerals but it also is about […]

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