Who We Are

The Advanced Materials Research Center (AMRC) is an emerging center of global excellence in materials science in the Middle East and North Africa. We attract leading innovators and pioneers regionally and globally.

We are driven by an understanding that the wide applicability of our work means it will find practical uses in industries and scientific disciplines far beyond our core areas of focus.

AMRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a UAE-based research center that aims to lead global advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies.

We belong to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees technology research in the emirate.

What We Do

We conduct applied research on metals and composites, including meta, nano, smart, self-healing, energy absorbing and additive manufacturing materials. Through this work, we bring these advanced materials to a stage where they are ready for implementation by industry. 

We also support other TII research centers by developing the advanced materials they need to pursue their projects.

Our research areas include:

Nanomaterial

Nanomaterials
 

Self-healing materials

Self-healing materials

Smart materials and structure

Smart materials and structures

Meta-materials

Meta-materials

Energy absorbing materials and structures

Energy absorbing materials and structures

Additive manufacturing & 3D printing

Additive manufacturing

High-temperature thermoplastic composites

High-temperature thermoplastic composites

Energy storage

Energy storage

Optimization & simulation

Optimization & simulation

Our Team

At AMRC, we’ve attracted a team of advanced materials experts from across the global. The calibre of our peers is part of what makes AMRC such an exciting research environment. 

Dr Ray O. Johnson
Dr Ray O. Johnson Chief Executive Officer Technology Innovation Institute
vicenzo
Prof. Vincenzo Giannini Acting Chief Researcher Advanced Materials Research Center
Prof. Zhongwei Guan
Prof. Zhongwei Guan
Energy Absorption and
Composite Materials, Executive Director
marco 2020
Prof. Marco Amabili
Director of Smart Materials
Energy Absorption Group
Rafael
Dr Rafael Santiago
Lead Energy Absorption
Sara AlMahri
Sara AlMahri
Senior Engineer
Alia
Dr Alia Aziz
Senior Researcher
Haleimah Alabdouli
Haleimah Alabdouli
Engineer
Omar
Omar Ba Nabila
Engineer
Henrique Ramos
Henrique Ramos
Lab Engineer
Self-Healing Group
ana
Dr Ana Antunes
Senior Researcher
Nujood AlShehhi
Nujood AlShehhi
Senior Engineer
Maitha
Maitha AlMheiri
Engineer
abdulla
Dr Abdullah Mustapha
Researcher
Natasa Tomic
Dr. Natasa Tomic
Researcher
Meta Materials Group
tad
Dr Tadzio Levato
Lead Metamaterials
Mahra Almheiri
Mahra Almheiri
Engineer
Fatima
Fatima Alzaabi
Engineer
Chung Lu
Dr Chun Yu Lu
Senior Researcher
Dr Xiaofei Xiao
Dr. Xiaofei Xiao
Senior Researcher
Smart Materials Group
Dr Tarcisio Silva
Dr Tarcisio Silva
Researcher
Prabakaran
Dr Prabakaran Balasubramanian
Researcher
Vikram Kaushik
Vikram Kaushik
Senior Engineer
Mohammed Alnuaimi
Mohammed Alnuaimi
Engineer
Omar
Abdulaziz Buabdulla
Engineer
Nano Materials Group
Montserrat
Dr Monserrat Gutierrez
Lead Nano Material
Nitul
Dr Nitul Rajput
Senior Researcher
Shamma Al Hashmi
Shamma Al Hashmi
Senior Engineer
Abdulla
Abdulla Al Shehhi
Engineer
Shroq
Shroq Al Zadjali
Engineer
Meriam Mohammedture
Meriam Mohammedture
Researcher
Zineb Matouk AMRC
Dr. Zineb Matouk
Senior Researcher
Additive Manufacturing Group
Nesma
Dr. Nesma Aboulkhair
Lead Additive Manufacture
Hend
Hend Ali Al Qaydi
Engineer
natalia
Natalia Ghisi
Engineer
Chinmay
Chinmay Phutela
Researcher
Federico
Dr Federico Bosio
Senior Researcher
Alya Alhammadi
Alya Alhammadi
Senior Engineer
Simulation Group
Dong
Dr Dong-Wook Lee
Lead Researcher & Smart Materials
Kapil
Dr Kapil Krishnan
Researcher
Jide
Jide Oyebanji
Engineer
Thermoplastic Composites Group
saleh
Dr. Mohamed Nasr Saleh
Thermoplastic Composites Lead
pedro
Pedro Pereira
Researcher
reem
Reem AlRamsi
Engineer
Changze
Dr Changze Sun
Researcher
Hamda AlBustani - AMRC (1)
Hamda Albustani
Engineer
Energy Storage Group
chira
Dr Chiara Busa
Energy Storage Lead
sunil
Dr Sunil Lonkar
Senior Researcher
Myriam
Dr Myriam Godhbane
Researcher
Juveirah
Juveiriah Ashraf
Researcher
zainab
Zainab Abdul Karim
Researcher
Abdulrahman Alshaya_AMRC
Abdulrahman Alshaya
Engineer
Project Management/Health and Safety
Sachin Joshi
Sachin Joshi
Sr Project Manager
Ayesha Alhanaee
Ayesha Alhanaee
Project Coordinator
Maha Al Neaimi_AMRC
Maha Al Neaimi
Health and Safety Specialist
Abderrahmane Kherbach
Abderrahmane Kherbacht
Collaboration Specialist
Scientific Advisory Board

We have assembled a scientific board of world-leading scientists specialising in AMRC’s areas of expertise.

Materials
Prof. Wesley Cantwell
Fatima
Prof. Fatima Montemor
Prof Robert Li
Prof. Robert Li
Prof Xinhua Wu
Prof. Xinhua Wu
geneve
Prof. Genevieve Langdon
Stefan
Prof. Stefan Maier
vikram
Prof. Vikram Deshpande