报告题目：3D-Printing for electrochemical applications
报 告 人：Dr. Adriano Ambrosi
Dr. Adriano Ambrosi received his Ph.D. degree from Dublin City University (Dublin, Ireland) in 2007. As a postdoctoral researcher, he ﬁrstly worked for two years at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2, Barcelona, Spain) and then, in 2009, at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan). In 2010, he joined the research group of Prof. Martin Pumera at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), where he currently works as a Senior Research Fellow. His research interests include the application of nanomaterials to electrochemical biosensors; synthesis and fundamental electrochemical studies of graphene and other 2D materials for sensing and energy related applications; fabrication of electrochemical devices by additive manufacturing (3D-printing) for sensing, energy storage and energy harvesting; fabrication and movement control of self-propelled nano/micro jets. He published over 115 peer-reviewed articles, receiving more than 7700 citations for a citation h-index of 46. He has been recognized as Highly Cited Researcher in 2018 by Clarivate Analytics in the Cross-field category.
Since its conception during the eighties, 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has received recently unprecedented levels of attention and interest from industry and research laboratories. 3D printing enables almost infinite possibilities for rapid prototyping thank to the large selection of printing materials and more economical processes compared to conventional fabrication methods. Therefore, it has been considered for applications in numerous research fields, ranging from mechanical engineering, medicine, materials science to chemistry. Electrochemistry is another branch of science that can certainly benefit from 3D-printing technologies, paving the way for the design and fabrication of cheaper, higher performing, and ubiquitously available electrochemical devices.
In this talk after a short introduction to the basic principles of 3D-printing and the most common printing technologies, I will illustrate recent works we have been carrying out at NTU on the use of this technology for the fabrication of different electrochemical devices and components for sensing, biosensing, water splitting and other energy related applications.