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Diliya Murtazina

Renewable Energy


Supervising Faculty: Terry C. Hazen

Diliya Murtazina is a native of Kazakhstan and works as a researcher for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Environmental Sciences Division, Water-Energy Systems Team (the U.S Department of Energy). Her research interests include sustainability, landscape ecology, water quality, environmental protection, data mining, and renewable energy. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), she performed the analysis of environmental effects of the operation of the Space-Based Solar Power System, where she assessed the effects of redirecting sunlight from outer space to Earth as energy through microwaves. Before joining Bredesen Center, she had an internship experience at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the UIUC.                                                              

In her spare time, she enjoys reading world classics, hiking, running, swimming, snorkeling, and traveling. She is an active member of the Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society and interested in “Women in STEM” activities and the Kazakh Student Association.


Bachelor in Ecology and Environmental Management - Lomonosov Moscow State University (May 2014)

Master of Engineering in Energy Systems - the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 2017)

Awards and Recognitions

Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society member - since 2018

Bachelor of Ecology and Environmental Management, Diploma with Honors - May 2014

State Grant of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with free tuition and stipend for students - 5 years Academic Scholarship 2009-2014

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