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Director of the Center for
Advanced Functional Nanorobots

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Martin Pumera is the Director of the Center for the Advanced Functional Nanorobots and a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the 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 a 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 a 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 680 papers which received more than 30,000 citations. Martin's h-index is 91. Martin has supervised over 30 PhD students, 8 Master students and over 50 BSc students. Total funding Martin received as PI is over 18 M EURO (current active funding 14.8 M EURO). Prof. Pumera is Editor-in-Chief of Appl. Mater. Today (IF 8.01) and member of Editorial Boards of ACS Nano, Small, Chem Eur J, Electrochem Commun, ChemElectroChem, Electroanalysis and other journals.

Martin is 2018 Highly Cited Researcher

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Martin was organizer of a workshop „Sustainable Energy and Mobility“ between nanyang Technological University Singapore, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague and CEITEC Brno with presence of BMW, Cambridge University and Lancaster University took place on 18th and 19th February 2019.
Martin and Subodh signed a memorandum of understanding between NTU Singapore and UCT Prague in the presence of Czech PM Andrej Babiš and NTU Singapore president Prof. Subra on the future mobility and energy.
"Scientists were wrong and movies were right", says Martin Pumera, Czech Top Scientist. See an interview in SvetChytre.cz on Nanorobots
Martin received UCT Prague rector science award for the contribution to the science and its promotion in historical Bethelem chappel in Prague 
Nanorobots scientist Dr. Jiří Šturala received prestigious GACR Junior grant of ~300,000 EUR to start his own group. We will of course collaborate! Dr. Rui Gusmao received Czech version of Marie Curie mobility fellowship. Congrats!
Martin gave TED style talk at Future Port Prague conference on 7.9.2018.  Pictured is Martin in panel discussion @FuturePortPRG with Anita Sengupta (Senior Vice President) from Hyperloop-one @Doctor_Astro and Tadahiro Kawada (President), Kawada Technologies on synergies and challenges of the future technologies. Main message: Get your children involved, excite them about new technologies, they will be a force of the change!
We welcome new scientists Elham, Michaela, Veronika and Adaris 
New member of the center, Michelle Browne (from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, joins us for 2 year post-doc.
The Czech Republic received over 7000 projects from EU. 10 best were selected for public presentation, among them is our project Nanorobots.
Lorena starts on 1st of May 2018 with prestigious European fellowship in our group.
Martin talks for 1h at the national TV about Nanorobots and Science in general. Summary can be find here in printed form.