Devices and Sensors Research Lab

connecting dots between our world and nanotechnology world through research and innovation


Welcome to Devices and Sensors Research Lab (DSRL). We investigate exotic and emerging low dimensional materials and use their extraordinary properties to innovate highly efficient sensors and devices for semiconductor applications, precision medicine applications, and sustainable energy applications. Our goal is to push the boundaries of current technologies to limits that have never been reached before with cost effective processes. 

Our interdisciplinary group fabricates nanostructures and nanodevices through a range of additive manufacturing methods and innovative fabrication techniques. We investigate integrated low dimensional devices using advanced characterization tools. We combine our efforts in nanoscience and nanotechnology to enable different applications in various sectors, especially in semiconductor, precision medicine, and sustainability.

Moh R. Amer

Dr. Amer serves as the co-director of the Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies (CEGN) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He holds an associate professor appointment and senior member of the technical staff with KACST national labs, a senior associate researcher with USC and UCLA. Dr. Amer obtained in Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2014. Dr. Amer served as a research assistant in the Center of Energy Nanoscience (CEN), part of U.S. Energy Frontier Research Center. Apart from his research, Dr. Amer has a proven record in leading and executing project oriented objectives to achieve goals of strategic initiatives.

─   Organizing committee member of future of semiconductors forum, 2023.

─   Featured 2D photodetectors and solar cells, LEAP to innovate, 2023.

─  Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies award, 2022.

─  Future of Semiconductor forum, best poster award, 2022.

─  Scientific delegate of Science 20 circular economy focus group, 2020.

─  KACST COVID-19 response award,  2020.

─  KACST research, science, and innovation program award, 2019.

─  MIT (Ibn Khaldoun) Postdoctoral Fellowship committee member, 2019.

─  Technical Leaders Program initiative: associate director, 2018.

─  Arab American Frontiers by U.S. National Academies of Sciences Fellowship award, 2016.

─  Member (full) of Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Honor Society, 2014.

─  Ming Hsieh Institute (MHI) scholar award, 2013.

July/10/2023: Preprint on Layer Thinning of Exfoliated Tellurene and Optical Properties and Photoluminescence emission observed in β-TeO2.

In this preprint, layer thinning of exfoliated Tellurene nanosheets is investigated. Along with Te thinning, β-TeO2, an emerging 2D semiconductor oxide, is investigated and the optical emission is reported for the first time. The findings show evidence of large exciton binding energy in layered  β-TeO2 nanosheets. 

March/3/2023: Our paper on Inkjet-Printed MoS2 has been published in ACS applied nano materials.

In collaboration with our USC team, we present a reliable method to fabricate transistors and sensors based 2D materials (MoS2) using printing technology. More information can be found here.