Devices and Sensors Research Lab

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

Overview

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.


Aug/8/2022: Introducing our DSRL Trainees in CEGN.

We are delighted to announce that 4 trainees will be joining us beginning of August/2022. They will be working on advanced 2D electronics and 2D material characterization for device applications


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!