Altynay Kaidarova

Research Group Staff

Visiting Researcher - Senior Research Scientist of Caspian Seals Research and Rehabilitation Center



Senior Research Scientist with demonstrated research experience in printed sensor systems, microfabrication, and nanotechnology. Pioneered graphene-based flexible sensor solutions for "Internet of Marine Things," Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and new Formula 1 racing cars.

Research Interests

Flexible, Printed, Sustainable Electronics, Wearable Sensors, Electronic Skin, Underwater monitoring,  Internet of Marine Things.

Selected Publications

  •   N. R. Geraldi, R.P. Wilson, J.Kosel, M. G. Meekan, V.M. Eguíluz, M.M.Hussain, A. Shamim, M. Srivastava, M. S. Strano, X. Zhang, B.S. Ooi, M. Holton, A. Kaidarova, L. W. Hopkins, X. Jin, Xun Gong, F.Quintana, and C.M. Duarte. "Wearables for an Internet of Marine Life." Nature Biotechnology (2021)   [Accepted]
  •   A. Kaidarova, M. T. Vijjapu, K. Telegenov, A. Przybysz, K. N. Salama, and J. Kosel. "Enhanced Graphene Sensors via Multi-lasing Fabrication." IEEE Sensors Journal (2021).
  •   A. Kaidarova, W. Liu, L. Swanepoel, A. Almansouri, N.R. Geraldi, C M. Duarte, and J. Kosel. "Flexible Hall sensor made of laser-scribed graphene." Nature Partner Journal Flexible Electronics 5, no. 1 (2021): 1-7.
  •   A. Kaidarova, and J. Kosel. "Physical Sensors Based on Laser-Induced Graphene: A Review." IEEE Sensors Journal (2020).
  •   S. Rossbach, S. Overmans, A. Kaidarova, J. Kosel, S. Agusti, and C.M. Duarte. "Giant clams in shallow reefs: UV-resistance mechanisms of Tridacninae in the Red Sea." Coral Reefs,  39, no. 5 (2020): 1345-1360.
  •   A. Kaidarova,  N. Alsharif, B. Nicoly M. Oliveira, M.Marengo, N.R. Geraldi, C. M. Duarte, and J. Kosel. "Laser‐printed, flexible graphene pressure sensors." Global Challenges 4, no. 4 (2020): 2000001. On the Cover
  •   A. S. Almansouri, N. A. Alsharif, M. A. Khan, L. Swanepoel, A. Kaidarova, K.N. Salama, and J. Kosel. "An imperceptible magnetic skin." Advanced Materials Technologies 4, no. 10 (2019): 1900493.
  •   A. Kaidarova,  M.A.Khan, M.Marengo, L.Swanepoel, A.Przybysz, C.Muller, A.Fahlman, U. Buttner, N.R. Geraldi, R.P Wilson, C.M Duarte  and J.Kosel."Wearable multifunctional printed graphene sensors." Nature Partner Journals Flexible Electronics, 3, no. 1 (2019): 1-10
  •   M.A. Karimi,  Q.Zhang, Y.H.Kuo, S. F.Shaikh, A. Kaidarova, N.Geraldi, M.Mustafa Hussain, J. Kosel, C. M. Duarte, and A. Shamim. "Flexible tag design for semi-continuous wireless data acquisition from marine animals." Flexible and Printed Electronics, 4, no. 3 (2019): 035006.
  •   A. Kaidarova,  M. Marengo, G.Marinaro, N. R. Geraldi, R. Wilson, C.M. Duarte, and J. Kosel. "Flexible, four-electrode conductivity cell for biologging applications." Results in Materials, 1 (2019): 100009
  •   L.Swanepoel, A. Kaidarova, A. Almansouri, M. A. Khan, J. H. Müller, and J. Kosel. "Ultra Low Power Sensor for 3-Phase Water-Cut Applications." IEEE Sensors Letters, 3, no. 3 (2019): 1-4.
  •   A. Kaidarova, M. Marengo, G. Marinaro, N. Geraldi, C. M. Duarte, and J. Kosel. "Flexible and biofouling independent salinity sensor." Advanced Materials Interfaces, 5, no. 23 (2018): 1801110.
  •   A. Kaidarova, M.A Khan, S.Amara, N. R. Geraldi, M.A Karimi, A.Shamim, R. P. Wilson, C. M. Duarte, and Jurgen Kosel. "Tunable, Flexible composite magnets for marine monitoring applications." Advanced Engineering Materials 20, no. 9 (2018): 1800229


  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA, 2022
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA, 2017
  • B.S. Electronics and Communication Engineering, UK, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2022 - Present: Caspian Seals Research and Rehabilitation Center, Aktau, Kazakhstan
  • 2021: Extreme E Scientific Committee, Al Ula, KSA
  • 2019 - 2021: McLaren Racing Custom Sensor Developer, Surrey, UK
  • 2019 - 2021: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Student Mentor
  • 2014 - 2015: Nazarbayev University, Laboratory Assistant, Kazakhstan

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • IEEE Membership. Member Number: 95561699
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Membership. Member Number: 95561699
  • IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology. Member Number: 95561699


  • 2022: Elected to the Scientific Council of the CSRRC Foundation, the first of its kind in Kazakhstan. 
  • 2019 - 2020: Advanced Science News featured my publication in the article entitled "Flexible and Durable Salinity Sensors.
  • 2019 - 2020: Nature Media channel, Science News, Physics News featured my publication in the article entitled "Marine Sensor Gets to Grips with Salt."
  • 2020: Cover Page of the Global Challenges Journal
  • 2019: Cover Page of the Advanced Materials Technologies Journal
  • 2019: Best Poster Award at MMM/Intermag Conference
  • 2018: Best Poster Award at ICM Conference
  • 2014: University of Liverpool BNFL Prize
  • 2014: Vice-Chancellors International Attainment Award
  • 2010: Bolashak International Scholarship

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

underwater monitoring electronic sensors sustainability