Dr. Mannix P. Balanay


R.A.E. Lagunay, B. Akhetova, R.J. O'Reilly, M.P. Balanay. Tailoring the optoelectronic properties of soybean-derived nitrogen self-doped carbon dots through composite formation with KCl and zeolite, synthesized using autogenic atmosphere pyrolysis. Crystals 14 (2024) 348. DOI:10.3390/cryst14040348.

N.S. Abdulla II, M.J.F. Fernandez, M.P. Balanay. Upcycling biomass waste into luminescent solid-state carbon dots. Next Mater. 3 (2024) 100155. DOI:10.1016/j.nxmate.2024.100155.

E.K. Adotey, M.P. Balanay, D. Shah, P.K. Hopke, S. Sabanov, M. Amouie Torkmahalleh. Heterogeneous (gas-solid) chemistry of atmospheric Cr: A case study of Astana, Kazakhstan. Environ. Pollut. 344 (2024) 123210. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2023.123210.

E.K. Adotey, M. Amouie Torkmahalleh, L. Tastanova, A. Bekeshev, D. Shah, P.K. Hopke, W. Lee. M.P.Balanay. Ultrasensitive fluorescent carbon dot sensor for quantification of soluble and insoluble Cr(VI) in particulate matter. J. Hazard. Mater. 462 (2024) 132671. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2023.132671.


D. Aidarkhanov, Z. Yelzhanova, Z. Ren, G. Nigmetova, S.P. Lau, M.P. Balanay, H. Hu, C. Surya, A.B. Djurišić, A. Ng. Synergic effects of incorporating black phosphorus for interfacial engineering in perovskite solar cells. Surf. Interfaces 43 (2023) 103531. DOI:10.1016/j.surfin.2023.103531.

Y. Tashenov, D. Suleimenova, B. Baptayev, S. Adilov, M.P. Balanay. Efficient one-step synthesis of a Pt-Free Zn0.76Co0.24S counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells and its versatile application in photoelectrochromic devices. Nanomaterials 13 (2023) 2812. DOI:10.3390/nano13202812.

D. Suleimenova, Y. Tashenov, M.P. Balanay, B. Baptayev. Unveiling the potential of MnxCo3-xS4 electrocatalyst in triiodide reduction for dye-sensitized solar cells. Bull. Karaganda Univ.-Phys. 3 (2023) 58-64. DOI:10.31489/2023Ph3/58-64.

A. Valeriano, F. Bondaug, I. Ebardo, P. Almonte, M.A. Sabugaa, J.R. Bagnol, M.J. Latayada, J.M. Macalalag, B.D. Paradero, M. Mayes, M.P. Balanay, A. Alguno, R. Capangpangan. Predicting cytotoxicity of engineered nanoparticles using regularized regression models: An in silico approach. SAR QSAR Environ. Res. 34 (2023) 591. DOI:10.1080/1062936X.2023.2242785.

G. Nuroldayeva, M.P. Balanay. Flexing the spectrum: Advancements and prospects of flexible electrochromic materials. Polymers 15 (2023) 2924. DOI:10.3390/polym15132924.

B. Baptayev, Y. Tashenov. M.P. Balanay. Foam for Sensors. In R.K Gupta, Ed. Polymeric Foams: Applications of Polymeric Foams (Volume 2). American Chemical Society (2023) pp. 233-251. DOI:10.1021/bk-2023-1440.ch011.

B. Baptayev, Y. Tashenov. M.P. Balanay. Metal oxide-based flexible and wearable sensors. In R.K Gupta, Ed. Flexible and wearable sensors: Materials, technologies, and challenges. CRC Press (2023) pp. 135-148. DOI:10.1201/9781003299455-9.

P.A. Barredo, M.P. Balanay. Recent advances in molecular dynamics simulations of tau fibrils and oligomers. Membranes 13 (2023) 277. DOI:10.3390/membranes13030277.

B. Baptayev, Y. Tashenov, S. Adilov, M.P. Balanay. Facile fabrication of ZnCo2S4@MWCNT as Pt-free counter electrode for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells. Surf. Interfaces 37 (2023) 102699. DOI:10.1016/j.surfin.2023.102699.

E.K. Adotey, M. Amouie Torkmahalleh, P. Hopke, M.P. Balanay. N,Zn-doped fluorescent sensor based on carbon dots for the subnanomolar detection of soluble Cr(VI) ions. Sensors 23 (2023) 1632. DOI:10.3390/s23031632.


B. Baptayev, Y. Tashenov, A. Aliakbarova, S. Adilov, M.P. Balanay. Ternary NiCuS electrocatalyst for iodide/triiodide reduction in dye-sensitized solar cells. Mater. Today: Proc. 71 (2022) 94. DOI:10.1016/j.matpr.2022.09.614.

B. Davlatiyarov, K. Akmurzina, A. Seralin, G. Bizhanova, B. Baptayev, M.P. Balanay, A. Ng. Investigation of synthesis and deposition methods for Cesium-based perovskite quantum dots for solar cell applications. Eurasian Chem.-Technol. J. 24 (2022) 241. DOI:10.18321/ectj1437.

E.K. Adotey, L. Burkutova, L. Tastanova, A. Bekeshev, M.P. Balanay, S. Sabanov, A.M. Rule, P.K. Hopke, M. Amouei Torkmahalleh. Quantification and the sources identification of total and insoluble hexavalent chromium in ambient PM: A case study of Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Chemosphere 307 (2022) 136057. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.136057.

B. Baptayev, S.-M. Kim, B. Bolatbek, S.H. Lee, M.P. Balanay. Effect of π-spacer length in novel xanthene-linked L-(D−π–A)2-type dianchoring dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 5 (2022) 6764. DOI:10.1021/acsaem.2c00384.

Z. Yelzhanova, G. Nigmetova, D. Aidarkhanov, B. Daniyar, B. Baptayev, M.P. Balanay, A.N. Jumabekov, A. Ng. A morphological  study of solvothermally grown SnO2 nanostructures for application in Perovskite solar cells. Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 1686. DOI:10.3390/nano12101686.

B. Baptayev, Y. Tashenov, M.P. Balanay. Conjugated Polymers as Organic Electrodes for Photovoltaics. In R.K Gupta, Ed. Organic Electrodes: Fundamental to Advanced Emerging Applications, Engineering Materials. Springer, Cham. (2022) pp. 137-153. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-98021-4_8

B. Baptayev, S.-M. Kim, B. Bolatbek, S.H. Lee, M.P. Balanay. The effect of coupling and di-anchoring group in the performance of triphenylamine-based dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Dyes Pigm. 198 (2022) 110020. DOI:10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.110020.


P.A. Barredo, M.J.F. Fernandez, C.E. Ambe, M.P. Balanay. Tau fibril with membrane lipids: Insights from computational modeling and simulations. PLoS One 16 (2021) e0258692. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0258692.

D. Aidarkhanov, Z. Ren, Z. Yelzhanova, B. Baptayev, M.P. Balanay, C. Surya, A. Ng. Interfacial engineering for high performance perovskite solar cells. Mater. Today: Proc. 49 (2022) 2482. DOI:10.1016/j.matpr.2020.11.918.

A.R. Beisenbayev, M. I. Kaikanov, M.P. Balanay, A.N. Jumabekov. Silver nanowires network-based electrode for metal-semiconductor-metal perovskite solar devices. Mater. Today: Proc. 49 (2022) 2455. DOI:10.1016/j.matpr.2020.11.306.


B. Baptayev, D. Mustazheb, Z. Abilova, M.P. Balanay. Nanostructured flower-shaped CuCo2S4 as a Pt-free counter-electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. Chem. Commun. 56 (2020) 12190. DOI:10.1039/D0CC04211K.

E.K. Adotey, M. Amouei Torkmahalleh, M.P. Balanay. Zinc metal-organic framework with 3-pyridinecarboxaldehyde and trimesic acid as co-ligands for selective detection of Cr(VI) ions in aqueous solution. Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 8 (2020) 045007. DOI:10.1088/2050-6120/abb364.

D. Aidarkhanov, Z. Ren, C.-K. Lim, Z. Yelzhanova, G. Nigmetova, G. Taltanova, B. Baptayev, F. Liu, S.H. Cheung, M.P. Balanay, A. Baumratov, A.B. Djursic, S.K. So, C. Surya, P.N. Prasad, A. Ng. Passivation engineering of hysteresis-free mixed perovskite solar cells. Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 215 (2020) 110648. DOI:10.1016/j.solmat.2020.110648.

B. Baptayev, S. Adilov, M.P. Balanay. Surface modification of TiO2  photoanodes with In3+ using a simple soaking technique for enhancing the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 394 (2020) 112468. DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2020.112468.

B. Baptayev, D. Mustazheb, M.P. Balanay. Binary transition metal sulfides as an economical Pt-free counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Mater. Today: Proc. 25 (2020) 24. DOI:10.1016/j.matpr.2019.10.170.


B. Baptayev, A. Aukenova, D. Mustazheb, M. Kazaliyev, M.P. Balanay. Pt-free counter electrode based on orange fiber-derived carbon embedded cobalt sulfide nanoflakes for dye-sensitized solar cells. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 383 (2019) 111977. DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2019.111977.

B. Baptayev, S.H. Lee, D.H. Kim, M.P. Balanay. Controlling aggregation using self-assembled axially coordinated pyridine-based ligands on porphyrin analogues for dye-sensitized solar cells. Chem. Phys. Lett. 730 (2019) 407. DOI:10.1016/j.cplett.2019.06.008.

R.J. O’Reilly, M.P. Balanay. A quantum chemical study of the effect of substituents in governing the strength of the S-F bonds of sulfenyl-type fluorides toward homolytic dissociation and fluorine atom transfer. Chem. Data Collect. 20 (2019) 100186. DOI:10.1016/j.cdc.2019.100186.

B. Baptayev, A. Rysbekova, D. Kalpakov, A. Aukenova, D. Mustazheb, Z. Salkenova, M. Kazaliyev, M.P. Balanay. Control of porphyrin dye aggregation using bis(4-pyridyl)alkanes in dye sensitized solar cells. Eurasian Chem.-Technol. J. 21 (2019) 63. DOI:10.18321/ectj792.

R.J. O’Reilly, M.P. Balanay. Homolytic SCl Bond dissociation enthalpies of sulfenyl chlorides-a high level G4 thermochemical study. Chem. Data Collect. 19 (2019) 100180. DOI:10.1016/j.cdc.2019.100180.

K.A. Gudun, M. Segizbayev, A. Adamov, P.N. Plessow, K.A. Lyssenko, M.P. Balanay, A.Y. Khalimon. POCN Ni (II) complexes: synthesis, characterization and evaluation of catalytic hydrosilylation and hydroboration activities. Dalton Trans. 48 (2019) 1732. DOI:10.1039/C8DT04854A.


L. Bo, Y. Hy, Z. Zhang, M.P. Balanay, H. Fan, J. Tong. Highly efficient oxidation of cyclopentene catalyzed by magnetically recoverable Ca-Co ferrite spinels with high solvent selectivity. Polyhedron 154 (2018) 182-188. DOI:10.1016/j.poly.2018.07.037.

A.A. Nurkesh, M.P. Balanay, T. Yeleusizov, D. Tursynkhan, Q. Yang, X. Wan, L. Manarbek, A. Maipas, B. Matkarimov, Y. Zhang, H. Fan, L.-X. Miao, S.P. Li, Z. Chen, Y. Xie. Natural product-derived carbon nanodots overcome drug resistance through regulation of Hippo pathway effectors. Cancer Res. 78 (2018) 5498.

L.L. Estrella, M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Theoretical insights into D-D-π-A sensitizers employing -annulated perlyne for dye-sensitized solar cells. J. Phys. Chem. A 122 (2018) 6328-6342. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpca.8b0333.


Y. Xie, Q. Sun, A. Nurkesh, J. Lu, S. Kauanova, J. Feng, D. Tursynkhan, Q. Yang, A. Kassymbek, M. Karibayev, K. Duisenova, H. Fan, X. Wang, L. Manarbek, A. Maipas, Z. Chen, M.P. Balanay. Dysregulation of YAP by ARF stimulated with tea-derived carbon nanodots. Sci. Rep. 7 (2017) 16577. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-16441-y.

H.M.T. Albuquerque, C.M.M. Santos, M.P. Balanay, J.A.S. Cavaleiro, A.M.S. Silva. 1,6-conjugate addition of carbon nucleophiles to 2-[(1E,3E)-4-arylbuta-1,3-dien-1-yl]-4H-chromen-4-ones. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017 (2017) 5293. DOI:10.1002/ejoc.201700944.

M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Strategic design of bacteriochlorins as possible dyes for photovoltaic applications. J. Phys. Chem. A 121 (2017) 6660. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b07957.

Y. Xie, O. Filchakova, Q. Yang, Y. Yesbolatov, D. Tursynkhan, A. Kassymbek, M. Bouhrara, K. Wang, M.P. Balanay, H. Fan. Inhibition of cancer cell proliferation by carbon-dots derived from date pits at low-dose. ChemistrySelect 2 (2017) 4079. DOI:10.1002/slct.201700575.

M.A.B. Gapol, M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Molecular engineering of tetraphenylbenzidine-based hole transport material for Perovskite solar cell. J. Phys. Chem. A 121 (2017) 1371. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b12651.

M.P. Balanay, K-S. Choi, S.H. Lee, D.H. Kim. Experimental and theoretical analysis of organic dyes having a double D-pi-A configurations for dye-sensitized solar cells. Spectrochim. Acta, Part A 173 (2017) 361. DOI:10.1016/j.saa.2016.09.020.


L.L. Estrella, M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. The effect of donor group rigidification on the electronic and optical properties of arylamine-based metal-free dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells: A computational study. J. Phys. Chem. A 120 (2016) 5917. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b03271.

G. Ghana Kumar, M.P. Balanay, R. Nirmala, D.H. Kim, T. Raj Kumar, N. Senthi Kumar, A.R. Kim, D.J. Yoo. The photovoltaic performances of PVdF-HFP electrospun membranes employed quasi-solid state dye sensitized solar cells. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 16 (2016) 581. DOI:10.1166/jnn.2016.10677.

M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim, H. Fan. Revisiting the formation of cyclic clusters in liquid ethanol. J. Chem. Phys. 144 (2016) 154302. DOI:10.1063/1.4945809.


M.P. Balanay, C.M.G. Enopia, S.H. Lee, D.H. Kim. Theoretical design of triphenylamine-based derivatives with asymmetric D-D-π-A configuration for dye-sensitized solar cells. Spectrochim. Acta, Part A 140 (2015) 382. DOI:10.1016/j.saa.2015.01.002.

M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Molecular engineering of donor-acceptor co-polymers for bulk heterojunction solar cells. Comput. Theor. Chem. 1055 (2015) 15. DOI:10.1016/j.comptc.2014.12.016.


M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Theoretical study on the correlations between dye-iodine interactions and open-circuit voltages in dyes containing furan and thiophene. Comput. Theor. Chem. 1029 (2014) 1. DOI:10.1016/j.comptc.2013.12.005. 

S-M. Kim, M.P. Balanay, S.H. Lee, D.H. Kim. Molecular engineering of Fluorene-Based Photosensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 34 (2013) 1329.

M.P. Balanay, K.H. Kim, S.H. Lee, D.H. Kim. Tuning the photovoltaic parameters for β-substituted porphyrin analogues: An experimental and theoretical approach. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 248 (2012) 63. DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2012.08.011.

M.J. Lee, M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Molecular design of distorted push-pull porphyrins for dye sensitized solar cells. Theor. Chem. Acc. 131 (2012) 1269. DOI:10.1007/s00214-012-1269-9.

D.J. Yoo, A.R. Kim, M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Alkoxy-substitued triphenylamine based chromophores for dye-sensitized solar cells. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 33 (2012) 33.

M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Computational study of absorption energies of organic sensitizers used in photovoltaic applications. J. Phys. Chem C 115 (2011) 19424. DOI:10.1021/jp205512v.

M.P. Balanay, S.H. Lee, S.-C. Yu, D.H. Kim. Application of Long-range-corrected density functional in metallated porphyrin analogues for dye-sensitized solar cells. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 32 (2011) 705. DOI:

M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Optical properties of porphyrin analogues for solar cells: An NLO approach. Curr. Appl. Phys. 11 (2011) 109.

M.P. Balanay, S.M. Kim, M.J. Lee, S. H. Lee, D.H. Kim. Conformational analysis and electronic properties of 2-cyano-3-(thiophen-2-yl)acrylic acid in sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: A theoretical study. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 30 (2009) 2077.

M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. Structures and excitation energies of Zn-tetraarylporphyrin analogues: A theoretical study. J. Mol. Struct.: THEOCHEM., 910 (2009) 20.

M.P. Balanay, D.H. Kim. DFT/TD-DFT molecular design of porphyrin analogues for use in dye-sensitized solar cells. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10 (2008) 5121.

M.P. Balanay, C.V.P. Dipaling, S.H. Lee, D.H. Kim, K.H. Lee. AM1 molecular screening of novel porphyrin analogues as dye-sensitized solar cells. Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 91 (2007) 1775.

M.P. Balanay, M.S. Mahinay, A.B. Balala, A.P. Rivera, A.C. Daquinag. In situ protein reactivity profile of intracellular protein targeted by Pb, Cd in heavy-metal-tolerant marine sediment bacteria isolated from Iligan city. Kimika (Journal of the Chemical Society of the Philippines), 22 (2006) 87.