Born in Karachi, the most populous city of Pakistan, Umair Gulzar graduated as a Chemist in 2010 from University Karachi. In 2011, he was awarded a prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship which allowed him to excel academically while enjoying different cultures of Spain, Portugal and England. Later he moved to Genoa where he obtained his doctoral degree from Italian Institute of Technology. His research work focused on developing new electrode materials for next generation lithium and post-lithium ion batteries. He is currently working on a multidisciplinary project to develop a safe and lightweight 3D printed battery. The battery will act as a critical energy storage component of an autonomous sensing device for monitoring electrocardiograph, respiratory flow, oxygen flow and temperature of the patient. When he is not in lab, you will find him wandering in mountains or countryside.