Mohammed Amer


Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies

Dr. Amer currently serves as the Co-Director of the Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies (CEGN) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). CEGN center serves as a collaborative multi-million-dollar research center between KACST and UCLA, which aims in finding emerging clean and sustainable energy technologies. He is also an assistant professor at KACST where he is the principal investigator of various technical projects. Dr Amer is the recipient of the 2016 Arab-American Frontiers fellowship sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Science. Prior to his appointments at UCLA and KACST, Dr. Amer served as a research associate in the center of energy nanoscience at University of Southern California (USC). His previous work involves the investigation of the electronic transport of carbonaceous devices such as carbon nanotubes, high frequency devices using nanomaterials, phonon and thermal transport of nanoscale devices, and nanoelectromechanical resonator (NEMS) structures. His research group focuses on low dimensional devices such as graphene and 2-D materials for industrial applications including, electronic switches and high frequency (RF) devices, optoelectronics 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 is currently a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Physical Society (APS)