Title| 3D Printing for Electrochemical Energy Applications: Batteries, Hydrogen evolution and Ammonia production
Speaker | Prof Martin Pumera, Director of the Center for the Advanced Functional Nanorobots, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague; Chief Investigator of Future Energy & Innovation Lab at CEITEC, Brno, Czech Republic.
Date | 20 Oct 2022 (Thursday)
Time | 1500 – 1600
Venue | Think Tank 20, 2.305 (Building 2, Level 3)
Additive manufacturing (aka 3D-printing) is being extensively utilized in many areas of electrochemistry to produce electrodes and devices, as this technique allows for fast prototyping and is relatively low cost. The major bottleneck is that the materials which are suitable for 3D-printing usually do not possess the required energy conversion/storage ability. I will give an overview of our activities in 3D-printing of energy storage devices and subsequent post-processing and modification, which includes electrodeposition or atomic layer deposition of functional element. I will discuss how these parameters and performances are affected by the various post modification techniques. I will focus on the application of electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution, electrocatalytic ammonia production, and batteries. I will give our insights into the future perspectives of this exciting field.
About the speaker
Prof 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, 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).