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Dr Asel Sartbaeva


Asel Sartbaeva is a Royal Society University Research Fellow since 2011. She did her PhD in Cambridge from 2001 to 2004 with Prof. Simon Redfern on Li ionic transport and framework flexibility in silicates. She then became a PostDoctoral Associate with Prof. Mike Thorpe and Prof. Simon Billinge at ASU, where she worked on understanding flexibility and ordering in frameworks, including glasses, zeolites and manganites. In 2007 she was awarded Glasstone Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. Here, she started an independent career working on zeolites and related energy materials. In 2011, she was awarded a URF, and in 2012 she moved to the Department of Chemistry in the University of Bath.

Asel Sartbaeva's principal research interests are flexibility in framework structures and interactions between this internal flexibility and interstitial atoms and molecules. These structures include zeolite frameworks, manganite and cuprite perovskite materials, and glasses. She uses a combination of direct experimental investigation (neutron or X-ray diffraction with PDF and Rietveld analyses) and theoretical modelling and geometric simulation for the interpretation of results.


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