Moh. R. Amer

Samueli Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
420 Westwood Plaza, 5412 Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 -1594
Phone: +1-310-794-9993 mamer@seas.ucla.edu
Joint Centers of Excellence Program
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology National Labs
P.O Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia


Biography:

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 his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2014. Prior to his appointments, Dr. Amer served as a research assistant in the Center of Energy Nanoscience (CEN) at University of Southern California, 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. In 2020, Dr. Amer participated in Science 20 (S20) summit, where he was part of the circular economy focus group that drafted S20 recommendations to G20 world leaders. In 2018 along with his collaborators, Dr. Amer demonstrated one of a kind non-invasive highly sensitive glucose biosensor which uses tears and sweat instead of blood. He also demonstrated a novel and highly sensitive COVID-19 biosensor for rapid detection using electronic ELISA. His current research focuses on electronic and photonic devices using low dimensional materials for different applications including biomedical diagnostics and treatment, semiconductor-based devices and sensors, and energy harvesting devices. Dr. Amer has authored and co-authored many scientific papers in prestigious journals. He has won many awards including Arab-American Frontiers fellowship, S20 circular economy delegate for Science 20 (S20) summit, and several honor and professional societies. He serves as a peer reviewer for a wide range of scientific journals.

Education:

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 2014

B.S. Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude), University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 2009

Awards and Honors:

Scientific delegate of Science 20 circular economy focus group. 2020

CEGN-UCLA 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 award and 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

Eta Kappa Nu-IEEE Electrical Engineering Honor Society. 2009

Golden Key International Honor Society. 2008