Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies, KACST and UCLA
Dr. Amer currently serves as the director of Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies (CEGN) at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). CEGN is an international research center, established in collaboration between KACST and UCLA. The center aims to find emerging technologies in nanodevices and energy generation applications. He is also an assistant research professor at KACST where he is the principal investigator various technical projects.
Dr. Amer is the co-recipient of the 2016 Arab-American Frontiers fellowship sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prior to his appointments at UCLA and KACST, Dr. Amer served as a research assistant in the Center of Energy Nanoscience (CEN) at University of Southern California, part of U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and U.S. Energy Frontier Research Center, His previous work involves the investigation of the electronic transport of carbonaceous devices, high frequency properties of carbon nanotubes, and phonon properties of nanoscale devices. His current research focuses on low dimensional devices such as graphene and 2-D materials for industrial applications including, electronic switches, optoelectronic and photonic devices for various sensing applications, and thermoelectric devices for power generation applications.
Dr. Amer has authored and co-authored many scientific papers. He serves as a reviewer for renowned Wiley Advanced Materials, Applied Physics Letters, and MRS advances.
Low dimensional materials such as 1D and 2D materials have been under extensive investigations for optoelectronic and energy generation applications.