Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day

The 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials and Advanced Energy Storage Systems (INESS-2019)

Organized by Nazarbayev University (NU)Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)Institute of Batteries (IoB),  National Laboratory Astana (NLA) and  to be held on August 7-9, 2019 in Almaty at Al Farabi Kazakh National University and cordially invite you to participate!

The conference topics cover the following and related areas:


  • Advanced Nanomaterials
  • Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
  • Materials for electrochemical sensors and electroanalytical applications
  • Materials and technology for alternative advanced energy applications
  • Solar energy materials and solar cells
  • Semiconductors and optoelectronics
  • Catalysis and fuel cells
  • Battery monitoring and management systems
  • Battery safety and utilization
  • Development of electric vehicles and stationary energy storage
  • Modelling tools in materials science and energy conversion systems
  • Energy and environment
  • Smart energy systems

Full length papers presented at the Conference will be published as Proceedings in international journals.

The researchers from different countries will participate and share their vision on progress and problems in materials science, nanotechnologies, ecology, renewable energy and energy storage systems.

The conference will be supported by several TV, newspaper and internet companies.

The conference is an open event and the participants from academia, industry and investors sectors are welcome to participate. We expect participation of several partner companies, and investors.

The INESS conference started in Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan in 2013. The scientists and students from Japan, Korea, France, Germany, China, Russia, Canada, UAE, UK, Turkey and Kazakhstan reviewed and discussed the recent progress and problems in materials science, nanotechnologies, ecology, renewable energy, energy storage systems and modeling methods in these fields. For further details please visit the INESS web-page: For past conferences please check INESS-2016INESS-2017INESS-2018.

Guest lecture by by Dr. Rachid Yazami (Nanyang Technological University)
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Guest lecture by  by Dr. Rachid Yazami (Nanyang Technological University)
Topic: Innovative solutions for lithium ion batteries future development
Please register for the event here.
Date: August 12Monday
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: 6.105 

The thermodynamics properties of a battery full reaction such as the Gibbs free energy ∆G, entropy ∆S and  enthalpy ∆H can be determined by open‐circuit voltage measurements vs. temperature (OCV, E0 vs. T) at  different  states of charge of the  cell  (SOC)  using  equations:

It is found that ∆G, ∆S and ∆H vs. SOC profiles are characteristic of the battery’ chemistry and state of health (ageing, SOH). Also, a universal empiricallaw has been unveiled which governs all batteries tested, that is the state of charge is a linear function of entropy and enthalpy:

SOC = α + β ∆S + γ ∆H,

in which the α, β and γ variables depend on the cell’ chemistry and SOH.

Moreover, a minute analysis of the ∆S and ∆H profiles enables detection of early steps of internal short‐circuit formation, therefore reducing the risk ofthermal runaway and proving the state of safety (SOS).

We  will  also  show  how  thermodynamics  data help with the fast  and  adaptive  charging of lithium ion  batteries. Full charging        below   1h      using conventional      methods        such     as    constant current constant voltage and multi‐step constant current methods, CCCV and MSCC, respectively causes premature deterioration of the battery performances. Our non‐linear voltammetry method enables fast charging below 30 min without premature end oflife and safety issues.

Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR)
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm

The main objectives of this conference are to:

  • Provide a dynamic forum of exchange on international issues vital to Asia
  • Foster long-term relationships among young leaders from around the globe
  • Connect talented delegates with some of today’s leaders in academia, business and government.

The event will take place in the capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan (former Astana), at Nazarbayev University on August 16th-20th, 2019. Students will have an outstanding opportunity to attend the world speakers series (last year, guests of HPAIR were Ban Ki-moon, Twitter, Lenovo and other world-renowned company leaders), to get inspired, and make business and friendship networking.

Guest lecture by by Dr. A. B. Djurišić (Univ. of Hong Kong): Stability of halide perovskite materials and devices
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Guest lecture by  by Dr. A. B. Djurišić (Univ. of Hong Kong).

Topic: Stability of halide perovskite materials and devices

Date: August 19, Monday

Time: 10.00 am

Venue: block C4  room №266/268

Abstract:  Organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites have been attracting increasing attention for solar cell applications due to their rapid progress to high efficiency (over 24%) devices. However, they also have significant drawbacks, namely high sensitivity to processing conditions and inferior stability with exposure to humidity, illumination, and elevated temperature. In this talk, the stability of the perovskite films and devices will be extensively discussed. This will include perovskite film composition, morphology, deposition method, as well as device architecture and device encapsulation for solar cells.

Biography: Prof. A. B. Djurišić obtained her PhD degree in electrical engineering form the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade (now Serbia) in 1997. She joined the Dept. of Physics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2003. Her research interests include nanomaterials, wide-bandgap semiconductors, photocatalysis,  optoelectronic devices., halide perovskite materials and devices.

CART Ceremony
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day