CHEM Seminar - Electrochemistry of 2D Nanomaterials
10:30am - 12:00pm
Rm 4334, 4/F (Lifts 17/18), Academic Building, HKUST

Speaker: Professor Martin PUMERA

Institution: Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Hosted by Professor Jianzhen YU & Professor Haibin SU



In this talk, I will discuss various electrochemical properties of 2D nanomaterials, such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and black phosphorus. The electrochemistry of graphene and its related materials is far more interesting and complex than anticipated, especially when one depicts graphene based on the IUPAC definition. This is because the real world graphene-based materials contain defects, adatoms, and various oxygen functional groups. In similar fashion, electrochemistry of layered transition metal dichalcogenides depends on many parameters, such as its phase, oxygen functionalities (impurities), metal impurities and so on.

Further reading:

Xinyi Chia, Alex Yong Sheng Eng, Adriano Ambrosi, Shu Min Tan, Martin Pumera
Electrochemistry of Nanostructured Layered Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides
Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, 11941. 

Xinyi Chia, Adriano Ambrosi, Zdenek Sofer, Jan Luxa, Martin Pumera
Catalytic and Charge Transfer Properties of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Arising from Electrochemical Pretreatment, ACS Nano 2015, 10.1021/acsnano.00501k


About the speaker

Professor Martin Pumera is the Director of the Center for the Advanced Functional Nanorobots and a tenured faculty member at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. He received his Ph.D. at Charles University, Czech Republic, in 2001. After two postdoctoral stays (in the United States, 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 Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics (as the only chemist in the Czech Republic). He published over 600 papers which received more than 20,000 citations. Martin's h-index is 82.

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