PUMERA group

Nanobiosystems: Materials, Nano and Analytical Chemistry

Martin Pumera, PhD

Martin Pumera holds Associate Professor (tenured) & Group leader position at NTU, Singapore.


Martin is also co-PI of Cambridge University-Singapore CREATE (CARES) programme.


Brief overview:

h-index 70; publications >510; citations >20,000


189 articles with IF >5
  • 3x Chem Rev (IF 45+)
    7x Chem Soc Rev (IF 27)

  • 2x PNAS (IF 10)

  • 11x Angew Chem (IF 13),
    17x ACS Nano (IF 12),
    1x Energy Env. Science (IF 10) 

  • >50x Chem Eur J (IF 5.8)


Editor-in-Chief: Appl. Mater. Today (Elsevier journal, CiteScore (equivalent of IF)=5.71).


Editorial Board: Chem. Eur. J. (IF 5.8), Electrochem. Commun., (IF 4.5), Chem. Chem. Rec. (IF 4.6), Electrophoresis (IF 3.6), Elecroanalysis (IF 2.8), FlatChem, PCCP (+8 other journals).


Special Issues (Guest Editor of 15 issues):

·     2016      Analyst (IF 3.8): "Graphene in analytical sciences" (Pumera) [ongoing issue]

·       2015      Electrophoresis (IF 3.3): "Electrochemistry in (Bio)-Nanoanalysis, Electromigration and Liquid Phase Separations" (Escarpa & Pumera)

·       2015      Sci. Tech. Adv. Mater (IF 3.2): "Rising Stars in Materials Science" (Aono, Pumera, Ariga)

·       2015 Electrochim Acta (IF 3.5): "Graphene in electrochemistry" (Pumera, Polsky, Banks)

·       2014 Anal & Bionanal Chem. (IF 3.5): "Graphene in analytics (Pumera, Polsky, Banks)

  • ·     2014 Electroanalysis (IF 2.8): “Graphene and its electrochemistry” (Pumera, Polsky, Bonanni)

  • ·      2013 J. Mater. Chem. (IF 5.9): “Rising Stars in Nanoarchitectonics” (Ariga&Pumera)

  • 2013 Nanoscale (IF 6.1): "Micro and Nanomotors" (Pumera&Sanchez)

  • 2013 Electrophoresis (IF 3.3): "Electrochemistry in CE and Lab on Chip" (Pumera&Escarpa)

  • 2012 Int. J. Nanotech: "Nanotechnology in the Czech Republic" (Pumera)

  • 2012 Chem Rec. (IF 4.6): "90 years of poloarography" (Pumera)

  • 2011 Curr. Phys. Chem.: "Advanced Materials  and Nanotechnology in DNA Detection" (Pumera)

  • 2011 Electrophoresis (IF 3.3): "Electrochemistry in Microfluidics and Capillary Electrophoresis" (Pumera&Escarpa)

  • 2009 Electrophoresis (IF 3.3): "Electrochemistry in Microfluidics and Capillary Electrophoresis" (Pumera&Escarpa)

  • 2007 Talanta (IF 3.8): “Micro- and Nanotechnology in Electrochemical Detection Science” (Pumera&Escarpa)

Interview with Martin on MaterialsViews.com



Biographic sketch

A/P Martin Pumera is 2017 Highly Cited Researcher according to Clarivate Analytics. Martin received his PhD at Charles University, Czech Republic, in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he joined Joseph Wang’s SensoChip Laboratory in the USA as a post-doctoral researcher, where he worked on the development of electrochemical lab-on-chip devices for space and security applications in cooperation with the Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech. After receiving the Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Union, he joined the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2004, where he developed nanomaterial-based electrochemical biosensors. In the summer of 2006, he joined the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, for a tenure-track arrangement and stayed there until Spring 2008 when he accepted a tenured position at NIMS. In 2009, Martin received ERC-StG grant (1.4 M Euro) to EPFL, Switzerland. European Research Council awards this grant to scientists with an "excellent track record and a ground-breaking research proposal". Only top 3% of applicants were awarded last time. Martin declined the award and joined faculty at NTU, Singapore. He has received several prestigious awards, such NATO fellowship (NATO, 2003); Mobility for Foreign Professors fellowship (Spain, 2004), Marie Curie IEF fellowship (EU, 2005), JSPS fellowship (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2005), Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (Germany, 2005) and Marie Curie IOF fellowship for senior researchers (EU, 2008) .

He has broad interests in electrochemistry and electrophoresis, in the areas of microsystems and nanotechnology.


Martin is Editor-in-Chief of  Appl. Mater. Today (Elsevier) with CiteScore of 5.43 (equivalent of IF). Martin was Associate Editor of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics (PCCP, IF 4.45, RSC) in 2015-16; he is member of Editorial board of Chem Eur J (IF 5.8), Electrochem Commun (IF 4.5), Electrophoresis (IF 3.6), The Chemical Record (IF 3.9; both Willey journals) and of other five journals. He has quest edited 15 special issues (Nanoscale, 3x Electrophoresis, Talanta, Int. J. Nanotechnology and Chem. Rec.). Martin published 9 book chapters and is Editor of two books.

Interview with Martin


Find Curriculum Vitae of Martin Pumera in PDF file bellow

Curriculum Vitae of Martin Pumera (PDF, updated 19.1.2016)

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Quick Facts

Scientist Ranking:

2017 Highly Cited Researcher

# 686 of 9560 top 1% Scientists in Chemistry (making it to the top 0.07%)

# 5698 of 7926 top 1% Scientists in Engineering

# 12576 of 83907 top 1% Scientists (all fields, making it to the top 0.15%)

based on Essential Science Indicators, ISI (15.1.2016)



2012 "Top 5 Young Materials Scientists"
(IUMRS-MRSS Young Researcher Award) worldwide from International Union of Materials Research Societies. Other top 5 researchers were  Xiangfeng Duan (UCLA, USA), Manuel Bibes (CNRS, France), Dean Ho (UCLA, USA), Mark C. Hersam (Northwestern Univ., USA).

















2012 "SPMS Teaching Excellence Award"



2012 "SPMS Young Researcher Award"


On board of scientific committees:


Editor-in-Chief of Appl. Mater. Today (Elsevier), CiteCore=5.43


Member of Editorial board of Chem. Eur. J. * Electrochem. Commun. *Electrophoresis * Electroanalysis * The Chemical Records * ChemElectroChem * Flat Chem * Appl. Mater. Today


Martin Pumera has received several very prestigious fellowships and awards:

ERC-StG (1.4 M Euro funding):
The most prestigious research award in Europe. European Research Council awards this award to scientists with An excellent track record and a ground-breaking research proposal. Only top 6% of applicants were awarded last time. Martin declined the award and joined NTU, Singapore, for better offer. See here for details.

TOP REFEREE 2014 of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed (top 5% referees)

Marie Curie
OIF fellowship (from EU to go USA, Denmark, 2007)

Marie Curie
EIF fellowship (EU, 2004)

NATO Science
fellowship (NATO, 2004)

Mobility of Foreign University Professors
(Spain, 2003)

Outstanding post-docs
award (Association of Laboratory Automation, USA, 2002).

Declined awards due to better offers: JSPS fellowship 2005 (from Japanese government - the most prestigious Japanese fellowship) and Alexander von Humboldt fellowship 2005 (from German government - the most prestigious German fellowship)