Director of the Center for
Advanced Functional Nanorobots
Martin Pumera is the Director of the Center for the Advanced Functional Nanorobots and a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague and Chief Investigator of Future Energy & Innovation Lab at CEITEC, Brno, Czech Republic. He received his Ph.D. at Charles University, Czech Republic, in 2001. After two postdoctoral stays (in the United States and Spain), he became tenured group leader at the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, in 2006. In 2010 Martin joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he worked as tenured associate professor for almost a decade. Prof. Pumera has broad interests in nanomaterials and microsystems, in the specific areas of electrochemistry and synthetic chemistry of 2D nanomaterials, nanotoxicity, micro and nanomachines, and 3D printing. Martin is “2017, 2018 and 2019 Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics (as the only chemist in the Czech Republic). He published over 650 papers which received more than 30,000 citations. Martin's h-index is 86. Martin has supervised over 30 PhD students, 8 Master students and over 50 BSc students. Total funding Martin received as PI is 17.1 M EURO.