Kazakh Biologist Draws International Attention to Water Issues

ASTANA

As a finalist in FameLab 2016,  the biggest science communication competition in the world held at the Natural History Museum in London, Aiman Temirova presented  a low-cost water treatment option using grapheme, a lightweight and strong material that is both abundant and inexpensive. Membranes made from graphene can effectively remove wastewater contaminants, such as pathogens and pharmaceuticals. Temirova is pursuing her career as a researcher at Nazarbayev University. She studied microbiology and environmental engineering at George Washington University as part of the Bolashak Scholarship.  Her current research is focused on finding low-cost water supply and sanitation options that would be sustainable in the nation’s rural regions (The Astana Times).

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