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The University of Southampton

Electrochemistry of 2D Nanomaterials and Nanomachines Seminar

26 October 2017
Building 27, Room 2003, Chemistry, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Nuria Garcia-Araez at .

Event details

Prof Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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. I will also discuss the use of electrochemistry for fabrication and detection of self-propelled micro and nanomachines.


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



Prof Martin Pumera
Prof Martin Pumera

Speaker information

Prof Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof Martin Pumera is a tenured Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore since 2010. He has been named “2017 Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson-Reuters). Martin received his PhD at Charles University, Czech Republic, in 2001. After two postdoctoral stays (in the USA, Spain), he joined the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, in 2006 for a tenure-track arrangement and stayed there until Spring 2008 when he accepted a tenured position at NIMS. In 2009, Prof. Pumera received a ERC-StG award. Prof. Pumera has broad interests in nanomaterials and microsystems, in the specific areas of electrochemistry and synthetic chemistry of carbon nanomaterials, nanotoxicity, micro and nanomachines and 3D printing. He is Editor-in-Chief of Appl. Mater. Today (Elsevier, Cite Score 6.97), member of Editorial board of Chem. Eur. J., Electrochem. Commun., Electrophoresis, Electroanalysis, The Chemical Records, ChemElectroChem and eight other journals. He has published over 500 articles, which received over 20 000 citations (h-index of 71).

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