By Rafiq Islam
SWBR Program Leader
Professor Yelikbayev Bakhytzhan, Department of Chemical Processes and Industrial Ecology, Satpayev University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, has joined the Soil, Water and Bioenergy Resources program at The Ohio State University South Centers as a visiting scholar.
Satbayev University is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious, technical universities in Kazakhstan.
For more than 80 years, the university has been synonymous with technological progress and leadership in Kazakhstan. As part of its transformation related to higher education in Kazakhstan, K.I. Satbayev University was assigned the “National Research University” category in 2014 that resulted in collaboration with outstanding scientists of the world.
The university cooperates with 174 leading higher educational institutions from 25 countries of the world including the United States, England, Germany, Italy, France, China, Korea, and Poland.
Professor Bakhytzhan is a recipient of the Bolashaq fellowship from the Kazakhstan government. His academic teaching and research interest is focused on land reclamation and remediation, environment and soil quality, soil analysis, and soil and environment monitoring.
During his stay at The Ohio State University, he will focus on field analytical tools and lab equipment and analysis, especially sampling, processing, and advanced analytical methods of soil, water, and plant samples from long-term, no-till experiments from farmers’ fields. Moreover, he is interested in the OSU soil quality field test kit, carbon sequestration modeling, and soil health computations using different approaches. It is his strong desire to participate at The Ohio State University Annual Research Conference, field days, and other related workshops for his professional development and develop collaborative academic and research programs with The Ohio State University.