Future Energy and Innovation - Martin Pumera


Martin Pumera, Ph.D. Martin Pumera, Ph.D.
Research Group Leader

Research areas

  • Advanced Electrochemical Energy Systems for Smart Mobility
  • Flexible Wearable Electronics
  • 3D Printing for Electrochemical Devices
  • Advanced Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
  • 2-Dimensional Materials for Electrocatalysis

Main objectives

Advanced Electrochemical Energy Systems

Electrochemistry in is hearth of any modern technology (electric cars, bikes, scooters, planes; batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells are electrochemical systems). We carry out fundamental research on why are the materials electrocatalytic in the first place. We investigate how to employ electrochemistry (clean energy) in the production of carbon-free fuels as well as catalysts for CO2 reduction. Research on electrochemical properties of layered materials and 2D materials is particularly attractive because the high electron conductivity, fast heterogeneous electron transfer rate (at edge and defect sheet sites), high surface area and scalable production routes, represent advantageous features for the fabrication of improved electrochemical devices. We employ our findings in real-world mobility solutions.

We collaborate with Cambridge-Singapore CREATE Center and with Energy Institute at Nanyang Technological University on this topic.

Flexible Wearable Electronics

Wearable, flexible electronics, "wearables", is an extremely important area of future technological development. "Wearables" is not just a smartwatch, but a whole range of wearable devices, including biosensors, implants, biomedical equipment, electrochemical cells utilizing body fluids to power these devices, and super-capacitors. These devices have tremendous potential to improve the quality of life and safety. We develop electrochemical wearable sensors and self-powered devices to create a new generation of wearables.

3D printing for Electrochemical Energy and Sensing Devices

3D printing has revolutionized the concept of object manufacturing, making an enormous impact on industry and economy. The technology has found applications in countless fields. It has rendered practical solutions to scientific problems by offering tailored-shaped devices with exquisite control in design and geometry and through the versatility of printable materials. We develop 3D printing for construction of catalytic systems for energy storage and energy generation devices as well for bioanalytical chemistry devices.



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