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Dr. Martin Pumera

Director of the Center for Advanced Functional Nanorobots


About Martin

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. Martin has supervised 22 PhD students, 8 Master students and over 50 BSc students. Total funding Martin received as PI is 17.4 M EURO.

About Martin in Angew. Chem.

Martin is 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

215 Chemists Worldwide hold this recognition, 1 of them in the Czech Republic.



645 papers

31,300 citations

84 h-index


Cumulative funding 17.4 M  EURO


454,000,000 CZK


active funding 



22 PhD students lead

(15 graduated)

8 Master students

51 BSc students

28 post-doc associates

5 Professors produced


114 keynote and invited talks

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