Shynggys Zhumagali

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student in De Wolf group

Research Interests

​Research interests are solar energy conversion, synthesis and characterization of materials for solar applications, device engineering of single junction and tandem perovskite/silicon solar cells.

Selected Publications

  • Direct emission from quartet excited states triggered by upconversion phenomena in solid-phase synthesized fluoresc... 
    A. Jana, S. Zhumagali, Q. Ba, A. S. Nissimagoudar, K. S. Kim
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7, 26504-26512, (2019)
  • Single Atoms and Clusters Based Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Evolution, Oxygen Evolution Reactions, and Full Water Sp... 
    S. Sultan, J. N. Tiwari, A. N. Singh, S. Zhumagali, M. Ha, C. W. Myung, P. Thangavel, K. S...
    Advanced Energy Materials, 9, 22, 1900624, (2019)
  • MoS2 nanopowder as anode material for lithium-ion batteries produced by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis 
    F. Bozheyev, A. Zhexembekova, S. Zhumagali, A. Molkenova, Z. Bakenov
    Materials Today: Proceedings, 4, 3, 4567-4571, (2017)
  • A new step in the development of Zn/LiFePO4 aqueous battery 
    A. Molkenova, A. Belgibayeva, D. Ibrayeva, M. Sultanov, S. Zhumagali, N. Akhmetova, T. Har...
    Materials Today: Proceedings, 4, 3, 4452-4457, (2017)
  • Stability of the chlorinated derivatives of the DNA/RNA nucleobases, purine and pyrimidine toward radical formation... 
    L. Kaliyeva, S. Zhumagali, N. Akhmetova, A. Karton, R. J. O'Reilly
    International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 117, 4, 25319, (2017)
  • Homolytic C-Br bond dissociation energies obtained by means of the G4 thermochemical protocol 
    Z. Kazakbayeva, S. Zhumagali, A. Mahboob, R. J. O'Reilly
    Chemical Data Collections, 2, 43-48, (2016)


  • ​MSc, Chemistry, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea, 2019 
  • BSc, Chemistry, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2016

Professional Profile

​2016 July - 2016 December: Junior Research Scientist, Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation Systems, Astana, Kazakhstan


​"Best Poster" award at "4th International Conference on Nanomaterials and Advanced Energy Storage Systems"

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Solar cell fabrication device engineering materials synthesis