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.

─ 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.

June/15/2022: Dr. Amer will give an invited talk at 2022 SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering meeting.

Dr. Amer's talk entitled " Room temperature resonant tunneling behavior observed in layered GeS/BP transistors " will take place on August 24, 2022 at SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering meeting.

April/19/2022: Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies is awarded $3 Million for solid-state devices and advanced sensor research.

The center of excellence for green nanotechnologies has been awarded a $3 million dollar from KACST to conduct advanced device studies and sensing research for applications in wearables and healthcare.

March/31/2022: Congratulations to our team member Ghadeer Aljalham for receiving the Best Poster Award.

Our team member Ghadeer Aljalham has received the best poster award for her work on "Thickness Control of Exfoliated Tellurene Through O2 Thermal Annealing" in Future of Semiconductor Forum. Congratulations Ghadeer!

March/28/2022: Our work entitled " Highly sensitive, scalable, and rapid SARS-CoV-2 biosensor based on In2O3 nanoribbon transistors and phosphatase" has been published in Nano Research journal.

The work encompasses Indium Oxide Nanoribbons for the detection of COVID-19 rapidly and with high accuracy compared to current commercially available rapid tests. You can read more about it here.

Jan/14/2022: Our proposal entitled "Tellurene-Based Van der Waals Heterojunctions for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications " has been accepted by Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT).

Our proposed work on investigating Tellurene materials for device applications has been accepted at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. Our group will conduct fundamtneral research at the atomic level in collaboration with CINT technical staff members.

December/02/2021: Our work entitled "van der Waals Doping and Room Temperature Resonant Tunneling Observed in Black Phosphorus/Germanium Sulfide Transistors" has been published in Advanced Functional Materials

This work highlights the first room temperature resonant tunneling behavior observed in Van der Waals materials. For more information click here.