22 September 2021



Nearchou A., Armstrong J., Butler K.T., Raithby P.R., Sartbaeva A. -Differentiating the role of organic additives to assemble open framework aluminosilicates using INS spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Papers. DOI: 10.1039/c9cp05798f

Nearchou A., Castaing R., Raithby P.R., Sartbaeva A. – Zeolites fit for a crown: Studying organic-framework host-guest interactions through thermogravimetric techniques. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials.
DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2020.110479

Doekhie A., Slade M.N., Cliff L., Weaver L., Castaing R., Paulin J., Chen Y.-C., Edler K.J., Koumanov F., Marchbank K.J., van den Elsen J.M.H., Sartbaeva A. –Thermal resilience of ensilicated lysozyme via calorimetric and in vivo analysis. RSC Advances. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA06412B

Doekhie A., Dattani R., Chen Y. C., Yang Y., Smith A., Silve A. P., Koumanov F., Wells S. A., Edler K. J., Marchbank K. J., van den Elsen J. M. H., Sartbaeva A. – Ensilicated tetanus antigen retains immunogenicity: in vivo study and time-resolved SAXS characterization. Scientific Reports.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-65876-3


Wahid A. A., Doekhie A., Sartbaeva, A., van den Elsen J. M. H., 2019, “Ensilication Improves the Thermal Stability of the Tuberculosis Antigen Ag85b and an Sbi-Ag85b Vaccine Conjugate”. Scientific Reports.

Doan H. V., Sartbaeva A., Eloi JC., Davis S., & Ting V. P., 2019, “Defective hierarchical porous copper-based metal-organic frameworks synthesised via facile acid etching strategy”. Submitted to Scientific Reports.

Cornelius M., Price L., Wells S.A., Petrik L., Sartbaeva A., “The steric influence of extra-framework cations on framework flexibility: An LTA case study”, Accepted to Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie, 2019.

Nearchou, A., Cornelius, M., Jones, Z., Collings, I. E., Wells, S. A., Raithby, P. R., Sartbaeva A. “Pressure-Induced Symmetry Changes in Body-Centered Cubic Zeolites”. Royal Society Open Science, 2019.

Yang Yi, Back C. R., Grãwert M.A., Wahid A.A., Denton H., Kildani R., Paulin J., Wörner K., Kaiser W., Svergun D.I., Sartbaeva A., Watts A.G., Marchbank K.J., van den Elsen, J. M. H. “Utilization of Staphylococcal Immune Evasion Protein Sbi as a Novel Vaccine Adjuvant”, Frontiers in Immunology, 9, 2019, 3139.

Nearchou A., Cornelius M. U., Skelton, J. M., Jones Z. L., Cairns A. B., Collings I. E., Raithby P. R., Wells S. A., Sartbaeva A. “Intrinsic Flexibility of EMT Zeolite Framework under Pressure” Molecules, 24(3), 641

Afridi P., Leung K. M., France L., Kuznetsov V. L., Edwards P. P., Sartbaeva A., “Formation and characterization of ZnS nanoclusters in the pore channels of mordenite zeolite”, Journal of Ongoing Chemical Research, 2019, 4(1), 6-10.


Nearchou, A., Castaing, R., Raithby, P.R., Sartbaeva A “Zeolites Fit For A Crown: Probing Host-Guest Interactions with Thermogravimetric Methods”. ChemRxiv. Preprint. 2018

Tian M., Buchard A., Wells S.A., Fang Y., Torrente-Murciano L., Nearchou A., Dong Z., White T.J., Sartbaeva A., Ting V.P. “Mechanism of CO2 capture in nanostructured sodium amide encapsulated in porous silica”, Surface and Coating Technology, 350, September 2018, 227-233.

Wagner J.L., Jones E. Sartbaeva A., Davies S.A. Torrente-Muciano L., Chuck C.J., Ting V.P. “Zeolite Y supported nickel phosphide catalysts for the hydrodenitrogenation of quinoline as a proxy for crude bio-oils from hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae”, Dalton Transactions, 4, 47, 2018, 1189-1201

Nearchou A, Raithby, P.P., Sartbaeva, A. “Systematic approaches towards template-free synthesis of EMT-type zeolites”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 255, 1 January 2018, 261-270


Price L., Leung K.M., Sartbaeva A. “Local and Average Structural Changes in Zeolite A upon Ion Exchange”, Magnetochemistry, 3, 4, 42-58, 2018

Chen Y.-C., Smith T., Hicks R.H., Doekhie A., Koumanov F., Wells S.A., Edler K.J., van den Elsen J., Holman G.D., Marchbank K.J. and Sartbaeva A. “Thermal stability, storage and release of proteins with a tailored fit in silica”, Scientific Reports, 7, 46568, 2007


Fletcher, R.E., Wells, S.A., Leung K.M., Edwards P.P., Sartbaeva A. “Intrinsic flexibility of porous materials; theory, modelling and the flexibility window of the EMT zeolite framework”, Acta Crystallographica Section B, 71, 6, 641-647, 2015
DOI: 10.1107/S2052520615018739

Wells S.A., Sartbaeva A. “GASP: software for geometric simulation of flexibility in polyhedral and molecular framework structures”, Molecular Simulation, 41, 16-17, 1409-1421, 2015.

Leung K.M., Edwards P.P., Jones E. and Sartbaeva A. “Microwave synthesis of LTN framework zeolite with no organic structure directing agents”, RCS Advances, 5, 35580-35585, 2015,

Nearchou, A. and Sartbaeva A. “Influence of alkali metal cations on the formation of zeolites under hydrothermal conditions with no organic structure-directing agents”, CrystEngComm, 17, 2496-2503, 2015,

Wells S.A., Leung K. M., Edwards P.P. and Sartbaeva A. “Flexibility window in faujasite with explicit water and methanol extra-framework content”, Dalton Trans., 44, 5978-5984, 2015,


Ogilvie A.D., Makepeace J.D., Hore K., Ramirez-Cuesta A.J., Apperley D.C., Mitchels J.M., Edwards P.P., Sartbaeva A. “Catalyst-free synthesis of sodium amide nanoparticles encapsulated in silica gel”, Chemical Physics, 427, 61-65, 2013.

Sartbaeva A., Rees N.H., Edwards P.P., Ramirez-Cuesta A.J., Barney E. “Local probes show that framework modification in zeolites occurs on ammonium exchange without calcination”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1, 7415-7421, 2013.


Sartbaeva A. and Wells S.A. “Framework flexibility and rational design of new zeolites for catalysis”, Appl. Petrochem. Res., 2, 69-72, 2012.

Wells S.A. and Sartbaeva A. “Template-based geometric simulation of flexible frameworks”, Materials, 5, 415–431, 2012.

Sartbaeva A., Haines J., Cambon O., Santoro M., Gorelli F., Levelut C., Garbarino G., Wells S.A. “Flexibility windows and compression of monoclinic and orthorhombic silicalites”, Physical Review B, 85, 064109, 2012.


Wells S.A., Sartbaeva A., Gatta G.D. “Flexibility windows and phase transitions of ordered and disordered ANA framework zeolites”, EuroPhysics Letters, 94, 56001, 2011.
Highlighted as Editor’s choice EuroPhysics News, June 2011.
Selected in Best of 2011 by EuroPhysics Letters, 2012.

Seel A.G., Sartbaeva A., Mayers, J., Rammirez-Cuesta A.J., Edwards P.P. “Neutron Compton scattering investigation of sodium hydride: from bulk material to encapsulated nanoparticulates in amorphous silica gel”, J. of Chem. Phys., 134, 11, 114511, 2011.


Seel A.G., Sartbaeva A., Rammirez-Cuesta A.J., Edwards P.P. “Inelastic neutron scattering of Na-zeolite A with in situ ammoniation: an examination of initial coordination”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12, 33, 9661–9666, 2010.

Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Sommariva M., Lodge M.M.J., Jones M.O., Ramirez-Cuesta A.J., Li G., Edwards P.P. “Formation of crystalline Sodium Hydride nanoparticles encapsulated within an amorphous framework”, Journal of Cluster Science, 21, 543–549, 2010.


Lei M., de Graf A.M.R., Thorpe M.F., Wells S.A., Sartbaeva A. “Uncovering the intrinsic geometry from the atomic pair distribution function of nano-materials”, Physical Review B, 80, 024118, 2009.

Gatta G.D., Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A. “Compression behaviour and flexibility window of the analcime–like feldspathoids: experimental and theoretical findings”, European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, 571–580, 2009.


Sartbaeva A., Kuznetsov V., Wells S.A., Edwards P.P. “Hydrogen nexus in a sustainable energy future”, Energy and Environmental Sciences, 1, 79–85, 2008.

Shatnawi M.T.M., Farrow C.L., Chen P., Boolchand P., Sartbaeva A., Thorpe M.F., Billinge S.J.L. “Search for a structural response to the Intermediate Phase in GexSe(1-x) glasses”, Physical Review B, 77, 094134, 2008.

Sartbaeva A., Gatta G.D., Wells S.A. “Flexibility window controls compression behaviour in analcime zeolite framework” Europhysics Letters, 83, 26002, 2008.

Bozin E.S., Sartbaeva A., Zheng H., Wells S.A., Mitchell J.F., Proffen Th., Thorpe M.F., Billinge S.J.L. “Structure of CaMnO3 in the range 10K — 550K from neutron time-of-flight total scattering”, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 69, 2146–2150, 2008.


Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Thorpe M.F., Bozin E., Billinge S.J.L. “Quadrupolar Ordering revealed from Scattering and Geometrical Modeling”, Physical Review Letters, 99, 155503, 2007.

Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Huerta A., Thorpe M.F. “Local structural variability and the Intermediate phase in network glasses”, Physical Review B, 75, 224204, 2007.


Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Treacy M.M.J., Thorpe M.F. “The flexibility window in zeolites”, Nature Materials, 5, No. 12, 962–965, 2006.
Highlighted in Nature Materials, 5, No. 12, 931-932, 2006.

Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Thorpe M.F., Bozin E., Billinge S.J.L.” Geometric modelling of perovskite framework with Jahn-Teller distortions: application to the cubic manganites”, Physical Review Letters, 97, 065501, 2006.


Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Redfern S.A.T., Hinton R.W., Reed S.B.J. “Ionic diffusion in quartz studied by transport measurements, SIMS and atomistic simulations”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 17, 1099-1112, 2005.


Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Redfern S.A.T. “Li+ ion motion in quartz and beta-eucryptite studied by dielectric spectroscopy and atomistic simulations”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 16, 8173-8189, 2004.

Sartbaeva A., Redfern S.A.T., Lee W.T. “A Neutron diffraction and Rietveld analysis of cooperative Li motion in beta-eucryptite”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 16, 29, 5267-5278, 2004.


Krizhanov V. G., Platonov, V.V., Rudaev Ja.I., Sartbaeva, A. “About optimisation of processes of a volume forming on the basis of controlled high plastic deformation”, Boundary and Finite Elements Methods, 2, 219-227, 2001.
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Book Chapters

Sartbaeva A., Wells S.A., Kuznetsov V., Edwards P.P. “Hydrogen: An End-State Solution for Transportation?” in Energy, Transport and the Environment edited by Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King, Springer, 2012.
ISBN: 978-1-4471-2716-1.
Preface by Prof. Steven Chu, Former US Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate.
Reviewed by Prof. M. Gorbachov, Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nobel Laureate.

Wells S.A., Sartbaeva A., Kuznetsov V. Edwards P.P. “Hydrogen Economy” in Energy Production and Storage: Inorganic Chemical Strategies for a Warming World edited by Robert H.Crabtree, Wiley-VCN, 2010.
ISBN: 978-0-470-74986-9

Magazine Articles

Sartbaeva A., “Vaccines: The End of the Cold War?” in The Chemical Engineer Magazine, The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), 2019.
Issue 921.
Asels article was chosen for the cover article as well as winning the IChemE Hanson Medal 2019 for best Article

Sartbaeva A., Doekhie A., Vaccines often degrade in the heat: here’s how our new chemical ‘casing’ could save lives. Published in “The Conversation” magazine online, 4th September 2020