Since its foundation in 1934, Satbayev University has been actively involved in the research work of our country. From the first days it became clear that the university was destined to play a special role in the history of Kazakhstan. The university named long ago as the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute, in a short time had became the main base for providing engineering personnel to the mining, metallurgical, geological, construction and other industries of the republic.
The Institute played an important role in the formation and development of scientific and practical activities in the field of geology, mining, metallurgy in Kazakhstan. The scientific schools of the university, such as Baikonur, have made a great contribution to the development of the ore resource base of the republic and the organization of new technologies for mining and metallurgical production. Formation of the university is associated with the names of such well-known scientists as O.A. Baikonurov, H.K. Avetisyan, I.I. Bok, A.V. Brichkin, L.G. Kushev, V.D. Ponomarev, A. S. Popov, V.V. Stender, A.A. Tseft, E.D. Shlygin, heroes of the Soviet Union M. Baymuhanov, V.A. Zasyadko.
Academician K.I. Satpaev played a great role in the formation and development of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute. Starting from the first issue of mining geological engineers in 1937-1938, Kanysh Imantayevich had been a chairman of the State Examination Commission. During the Great Patriotic War he had been a member of the Academic Council of the Institute.
In the postwar period, the restoration and development of the country was practically impossible without the further development of engineering science and education. It required intensive scientific research, development of energy, oil production and other industries. By the 1960s, the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute had become a diversified university and the largest scientific organization of a technical profile in the country.
KazMMI, renamed in 1960 into the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute, became the birthplace of scientific schools, which later became the pride and glory of the domestic engineering science. A group of scientists of the Institute under the leadership of K.I.Satpaev, I.I. Bok and G.T. Medoyev created a new geological discipline - metallogeny, as well as predicted metallogenic maps of Kazakhstan. Laureates of state awards E.A. Ankinovich became the authors of the discovery of minerals not known until then. In 1978, according to its scientific and pedagogical potential, the institute was recognized as one of the leading higher educational institutions of the Soviet Union and rightfully became the leader in the sphere of higher technical education of the country. In 1984, for merits in the training of qualified specialists and the development of scientific research, the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute named after V.I. Lenin was awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
Distinguished Scientists of
Satpayev Kanysh Imantayevich1899-1964
Graduate of the Tomsk Technological Institute, mining engineer, geologist, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, professor, academician, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan and the USSR, laureate of USSR state prizes, outstanding geologist, statesman and public figure, leader of science and industrial development of Kazakhstan, brilliant scientist. Kanysh Satpayev made the training of engineers and technicians his life's work, and in 1934 the first Kazakh mining and metallurgical institute in Kazakhstan (now Satbayev University) was opened in Almaty, which trained engineers. The merits of Kanysh Satpayev, the great son of the great steppe, the scientist who discovered the boundless steppes of Kazakhstan to the whole world, the innumerable underground resources and science in front of the science of Kazakhstan are so huge that his birthday - April 12 - in Kazakhstan began to be celebrated as the Day of Science. It is symbolic that on the same day the World Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics is celebrated. The life and scientific activity of an outstanding scientist will always be an example for the younger generation, striving to connect their lives with geology, mining and metallurgy.
Mashanov Akzhan Jaksybekovich
Graduate of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1939), mining engineer-geologist, professor who began his life under Satpayev, founded the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan and its academician, Honored Worker of Science of Kazakhstan. Mashanov's scientific worldview is not limited to geology and mining. He was a great man who initiated the study of the legacy of the great thinker of the East Abu Nasir al-Farabi. A.Zh.Mashanov is the first graduate of Satbayev University with a degree in Mining engineer-geologist, the first postgraduate student of the Department of Surveying, the first candidate of Sciences. Akzhan Mashani is a scientist who proved to the whole world that al-Farabi, who has been known as the Aristotle of the East for 1000 years, comes from Otrar. In general, A. Al-Mashani is a scientist who has written more than 200 scientific articles, monographs, textbooks and popular science books and left an indelible legacy. The great contribution of Al-Mashani to science and scientific and pedagogical activity was highly appreciated by the public and the state. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Institute of «Basic Education» was named after Akzhan al-Mashani.
Baykonurov Omirkhan Aymagambetovich1912-1980
Graduate of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1940), mining engineer, scientist, doctor of technical sciences, professor, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Honored Worker of the Higher School of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In November 1952, O. Baikonurov was appointed director of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute. The institute was reorganized into a polytechnic in 1960. Until June 1962, during his tenure as rector of the institute, the country's first campus of an engineering university was built. He made every effort to improve the living conditions of students, built new dormitories on the territory of the institute, housing for the teaching staff. He has prepared more than 60 candidates of sciences, 10 doctors of technical sciences, published more than 300 scientific papers and about 30 inventions, and is the author of many monographs. Academician OA Baikonurov was awarded the Order of Lenin, the badge of Miner's Glory and many medals, diplomas of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR. In memory of Academician O.A. Baikonurov, Zhezkazgan University and Mining Institute Satbayev University are named after him.
A graduate of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1940), a mining engineer, a participant in the Great Patriotic War, served as a captain at the end of 1943, was seriously wounded and returned to Almaty. Ilyas Esenberlin is the pride of the nation, writer, playwright, laureate of the State Prize, hero of Kazakh literature, hero of the novel genre, founder of not only Kazakh literature, but also the history of the Kazakh people. The great writer is the first person in Kazakh literature, who occupies a special place in Kazakh literature through historical events, the transfer of life to the next generation through the artistic depiction of life in difficult times. The author's trilogies «Nomads» and «Golden Horde» are well know. I. Esenberlin was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of the Badge of Honor, the Medal of Merit, the Medal for the Defense of Leningrad, the winner of the State Prize of the Kazakh SSR, the Badge of Miner's Glory and many medals, he was awarded the State Prize of the Kazakh SSR.
Kayupov Aryktay Kayupovich1914-1993
Graduate of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1939), student of Mashanov, mining engineer-geologist, scientist, public figure, doctor of technical sciences (1964), professor (1968), corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR (1972 ), Honored Scientist of Kazakhstan (1971). He discovered the Akmay rare metal deposit in Central Kazakhstan (1939). Post-graduate student and assistant of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1943-1946). Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences (1964). A.K. Kayupov is one of the creators of the «Metallological map of Kazakhstan and Central Asia» together with K.I. Satpaev. He lectured at the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (now Satbayev University) and supervised the scientific work of countless graduate students and applicants, including industry experts. Under his leadership, 37 candidate and 1 doctoral dissertations were defended, he was the chairman of the Academic Council for the defense of doctoral dissertations and a member of two councils for the defense of candidate dissertations. A.K. Kayupov took an active part in public life, was twice elected as a deputy of the Almaty City Council of People's Deputies. For great services in the scientific and public spheres, he was awarded government awards, the Order of Friendship, the USSR medal, the Certificate of Honor of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR and the State Prize of the USSR.
Ryzhov Pyotr Alexandrovich1903-1974
One of the founders of the Sobolev ore school of geometry, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Mine Surveying and Geodesy Department of the Moscow Mining Institute (1950-1974). P. A. Ryzhov in 1921-1923 graduated from the Miass Mining College, worked for two years as a miner in the Kacharsky quarry. In 1925-1930 he studied at the Ural Mining Institute, graduated from the institute with a degree in mine surveying and entered graduate school with P. K. Sobolevsky. In 1933, a young scientist, who defended his Ph.D. thesis, got a job as an assistant professor at the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute. In 1935, the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks sent Ryzhov P. A. to Alma-Ata to work on managing the training of national scientific and pedagogical personnel of the newly opened Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute, where until 1943 he worked as head of the department «Geodesy and Mine Surveying». Under his leadership, scientific work was carried out at the deposits of Zhezkazgan, Leninogorsk, Ashysai, Tekeli. Pupils of P. K. Ryzhov in Kazakhstan, such as A. Zh. Mashanov, A. K. Kaipov, Zh. S. Zhanovanov, Zh. Under the guidance of P. A. Ryzhov, a total of more than 100 candidates of sciences, 10 doctors of sciences (G. I. Vilesov, A. A. Trofimov, V. A. Bukrinsky, V. M. Gudkov, V. I. Borsch- Komponiets, etc.).
Yerzhanov Zhakan Suleimenovich1922-2003
Graduate of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1944), mining geodetic engineer, scientist, public figure, Doctor of Technical Sciences (1963), professor (1964), Honored Worker of Public Education. The main direction of Zh.S. Erzhanov's scientific work was new areas of soil mechanics and the mechanics of natural and technogenic processes in the bowels, methods for calculating the strength and stability and seismic resistance of underground structures, mathematical modeling of seismic processes in the bowels, the mathematical theory of stratification of the earth's crust, the mechanics of tectonic development, general theory of the rotation of the Earth, etc. Zh.S. Erzhanov's theory is accepted as a standard of reduction calculations in the practice of international organizations such as the Astronomical Council, the Bureau of Time, the Polar Movement, the Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. He was a member of the General Assembly of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Chairman of the National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a member of the Russian National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Kyiv and New York. He was a member of the editorial board and a member of the editorial board of many other scientific publications. He has published more than 350 scientific papers and 40 monographs. One third of them were published abroad. About 40 Doctors of Science and more than 100 Candidates of Science have been trained under his scientific supervision. Zh.S. Erzhanov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of the Badge of Honor, medals of the USSR and the GDR, medals of the VDNKh of the USSR for his contribution to the development of science training of scientific personnel.
Sobolevsky Peter Konstantinovich1868-1949
A graduate of the St. Petersburg Mining Institute (1898), a well-known scientist of the USSR in the field of mine surveying, who laid the foundations for the study of the geometry of the subsoil, organized the first geophysical work in Siberia and the Urals, Doctor of Technical Sciences (1936). After graduation, he worked at the mines of Donbass. From 1900 to 1933 worked in many higher educational institutions of Russia and the USSR, for the first time opened the research institute «Geophysical methods of exploration and ore geometry» in the Urals and Siberia. In 1933, P. K. Sobolevsky was invited to the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute to open laboratories and rooms for the geometrization of subsurface resources and teach these subjects. From 1939 to 1947 he headed the Department of Mine Surveying, Geodesy and Ore Geometry at the Moscow Mining Institute. Pupils of P. K. Sobolevsky, such as P. A. Ryzhov, G. I. Vilesov, A. Zh. Mashanov, D. N. Ogloblin, V. A. Bukrinsky, V. M. Gudkov and others formed and developed new scientific discipline «subsoil geometry» in Kazakhstan.
Buketov Evney Arystanovich1925-1983
Graduate of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1950), - metallurgist, scientist, public figure, doctor of technical sciences (1967), professor (1967), academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR (1975), member of the Union of Writers of the USSR (1971). He had worked as director of the Institute of Chemistry and Metallurgy of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR (Karaganda), Rector of Karaganda State University, was a senior researcher, head of the laboratory of the Institute of Chemistry and Metallurgy of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. In 1970 he was elected a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. In 1969 he was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in the field of science and technology. E.A. Buketov laid the foundations for a new direction in chemistry - the chemistry and technology of chalcogens and chalcogenides. He developed pyrochemical and hydrochemical methods for extracting the elements of selenium and tellurium from copper-electrolyte sludge, made adjustments to the classification of analogs of chemical elements in the Periodic Table of Elements, developed by D. Mendeleev. Proved the possibility of hydrogenating coal with metallurgical reducing agents. He is the owner of 50 inventions, 10 patents. Awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and medals. In 1985, a memorial plaque was erected in memory of Buketov at the Institute of Chemistry and Metallurgy, where he worked in recent years (1987). Karaganda State University was named after E.A. Buketov.
Bakhurin Ivan Mikhailovich1880-1940
A graduate of the St. Petersburg Mining Institute (1909), a well-known scientist in the field of mine surveying and geophysics of the USSR, Doctor of Technical Sciences (1935), corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1939). After graduating from the institute, he began his career as an assistant to the department of mine surveying of the same institute. I. M. Bakhurin developed the scientific directions begun by Bauman in the field of mine surveying. In 1932, for the first time in the world, he created the Research Bureau of Mine Surveying, and then in 1945 the All-Union Research Mine Surveying Institute, which he led until the end of his life. He repeatedly held mine surveying conferences, and in 1932 he held the next All-Union Congress of mine surveyors. The monograph of I. M. Bakhurin «Displacement of rocks under the influence of development» was supplemented and published in 1946 by his student S. G. Avershin, who in 1948 was awarded the State Prize.
Kanlybaeva Zhamal Musagalievna1923-1974
Graduate of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1940), mining geodetic engineer, scientist, public figure, doctor of technical sciences (1965), professor (1968), corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kazakh SSR (1970), Honored scientist of Kazakhstan. The main scientific interests are the study of displacement processes in the earth's crust under the influence of mine workings by the method of radioactive isotopes. Kanlybaeva Zhamal Kanlybaeva conducted research in the mines of the Karaganda coal basin and, based on the results of her work, defended her dissertation in 1952 under the guidance of S.G. Avershinan, director of VNIMI, and received the degree of candidate of technical sciences. Summing up many years of research, Zhamal Musagalievna successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in 1956. In 1970, she was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. Awarded with jubilee medals «Badge of Honor», «For Valiant Labor» and diplomas of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR.
Ogloblin Dmitry Nikolaevich1905-1968
Graduate of the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute (1928), mining engineer-mine surveyor, Doctor of Technical Sciences (1940), Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences (1940), Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (1965). Starting with an assistantship at the Sverdlovsk Institute, Dmitry Nikolaevich rose to the rank of Director of the Institute in 19 years. In 1948 he moved to the Donetsk Polytechnic Institute, where until the end of his life he worked as the head of the department «Mine Surveying». In the post-war period, he devoted a lot of energy to organizational work and made a great contribution to the formation and development of the material base of the department. Author of the textbook «Mine Surveying», which is still the main one for student mine surveyors of the CIS countries. He was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology in 1981, the Order of Lenin (1961), two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor (1956, 1967), «Badge of Honor» (1943), two diplomas of the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian SSR (1961 and 1965).
Rakhimov Vahob Rakhimovich1934-2014
Graduate of the Central Asian Polytechnic Institute (1957), specialist in geology and mining, doctor of technical sciences (1972), professor (1973), academician of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan (2000). He worked as a researcher in the mining department of the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR. He studied at the graduate school of the Moscow Mining Institute, in 1963 he defended his PhD thesis. Associate Professor of Tashkent State Technical University (1963), Head of the Department of Mine Surveying (1968), Dean of the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy (1969), First Vice-Rector of the Technical University (1984-1990). The area of scientific interests is the mechanics of rock masses. Based on the results of the work carried out at the deposits of Uzbekistan, Vakhab Rakhimovich at the Institute of Mining of the USSR Academy of Sciences under the guidance of M. M. Protodyakonov in 1972 defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic “Research of the mechanical process in a rock mass” and received the degree of candidate of technical sciences in the mining industry. Published more than 300 scientific papers, including more than 20 monographs, scientific discoveries. Under his scientific guidance, 3 doctors of science and more than 50 candidates of science have been trained. Honored Scientist of the Republic of Uzbekistan (1980). Awarded with the Order «Mekhnat Shukhrati».
Popov Vladislav Nikolaevich1940-2013
Graduate of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (1962), mining engineer-surveyor, doctor of technical sciences, professor, laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the RSFSR, full member of the Engineering Academy of the Russian Federation, Academy of Mining Sciences. From 1962 to 1964 he worked as a district mine surveyor at the Karagandaugol mine, then worked at the Department of Geodesy and Mine Surveying of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute (1969-1972). Since 1972, he worked as a senior researcher (1972-1974), head of the laboratory (1974-1979) of the All-Union Research, Design and Design Institute of Mining and Non-Ferrous Metallurgy. Popov V.N. prepared 20 candidates of technical sciences and 7 doctors. He has more than 220 works in the field of mine surveying. Scientific, pedagogical and social activities V. N. Popov was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, the medal «850 Years of Moscow», the medal of the Mongolian People's Republic «Dostyk», the title of Honorary Miner of Mongolia, and badges of honor. Awarded with orders «Miner's Glory» I, II, III degree.
In January 1994, the institute was transformed into the Kazakh National Technical University, it was entrusted with the functions of training the country for a multilevel structure adopted in the world practice, as well as the development of curricula and training programs. On September 22, 1999 the Kazakh National Technical University was named after the outstanding Kazakh scientist, academician Kanysh Imantaevich Satpaev by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for special merits in the training of engineering and technical personnel of the country and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of K.I. Satpaev.
At the moment, the main tasks of the university's scientific work are the implementation of the principle of “learning through research” and close cooperation with production. The university conducts contract research on production problems and conducts extensive work on the commercialization of scientific discoveries in cooperation with such well-known private and public enterprises as “Kazzinc”, “Kazchrome”, “Petro Kazakhstan Kumkol Resources”, “Tospa Su”, “Kazatomprom”, “Parasat” , “Pavlodar Petrochemical Factory”. University, conducts search and selection of ideas, promotes the formation and implementation of innovative projects, the creation and development of start-up companies, the attraction of grants and investments. Organizes and provides legal protection of the results of intellectual activity.
Famous scientist, professor, merited figure of Kazakhstan, laureate of RK Al-Farabi State prize in science and technology, General Director of Metallurgy and Enrichment Institute Bagdaulet Kenzhaliyevich Kenzhaliyev held the post of Vice-rector for science at Satbayev University from January 2018 to April 2020. B.K. Kenzhaliyev is one of the founders of national scientific school in hydrometallurgy of non-ferrous and precious metals field. He has conducted fundamental and applied research in processing complex, poly metallic raw materials field in Kazakhstan as well as obtaining new materials.
In 2020, the well-known industrial worker, RK National Academy of Mining Sciences Academician, candidate of technical sciences, associate Professor Syzdykov Askar Khamzayevich was appointed as Vice-rector for science.