Gulnur Kalimuldina

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Dr. Gulnur Kalimuldina received her Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan in 2017. She joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as a postdoctoral scholar in 2019. In 2022 Dr. Kalimuldina was appointed as an Assistant Professor. 

She is an active reviewer for several high-impact factor international journals. Dr. Kalimuldina is a Review Editor for the journal Frontiers in Research (IF= 4). She is supervising several research grants in the field of mechanical energy harvesting materials (piezoelectric, triboelectric nanogenerators)and energy storage materials. 

Research interests

  • Energy harvesting materials (mechanical energy by nanogenerators);
  • Self-charging systems;
  • Development of stress and strain sensors, tactile sensor materials;
  • Synthesis of 2D materials;
  • Energy storage materials (supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, lithium batteries, 3D lithium-ion batteries, 3D printed batteries, low-temperature batteries);
  • Polymer and nanostructured material synthesis and characterizations;
  • Bio-derived conductive materials;
  • Microelectromechanical systems.

Dr. Kalimuldina acting as a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI for several research grants:

  • PI "Smart soft robotic grippers with integrated novel triboelectric sensors" - 2023-2025, FDCRGP NU grant;
  • Co-PI "Novel approaches on interface strengthening between metal surface and polymeric material", - 2023-2025, CRP NU grant;
  • PI "Mechanical energy harvesting system by hybrid nanogenerators" - 2022-2024, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • PI “Self-charging rechargeable lithium-ion battery” based on mechanical energy harvesting 2020-2022 – FDCRGP NU grant; 
  • PI “Development of wearable self-charging power unit” based on mechanical energy harvesting 2020-2022 – Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Young Researchers grant;
  • PI “Mechanical energy harvesting by triboelectric nanogenerator” – NU Social Policy Grant;
  • Co-supervisor “Three-dimensional all solid state rechargeable batteries” 2020-2022 – CRP NU grant;
  • Co-PI “New materials and devices for defense and aerospace applications” 2021-2023 - Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of RK - Future Economics.


  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and microsystems technology
  • Structural Mechanics – I
  • Sustainable Vehicle Transportation Systems
  • Mechanics of Soft Materials
  • Environmental Chemistry

Intellectual Property


  • G. Kalimuldina, Y. Nurmakanov, R. Kruchinin, “Method for preparation a flexible wearable single-electrode triboelectric nanogenerator”, patent #7065.
  • G. Kalimuldina, N. Turrdakyn, Z. Bekezhankyzy, "Method of producing flexible high-performance piezoelectric nanogenerator", patent #7643

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology


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