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).