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:

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 and ASPIRE
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Prof. Vincenzo Giannini Acting Chief Researcher Advanced Materials Research Center
Prof. Zhongwei Guan
Prof. Zhongwei Guan Energy Absorption and
Composite Materials, Executive Director
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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
Nujood AlShehhi
Nujood AlShehhi Senior Engineer
Maitha Almheiri
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
Dr Giulio Franchini
Dr. Giulio Franchini 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
DERC_v3-12
Ayesha Alhanaee Project Coordinator
Maha Al Neaimi_AMRC
Maha Al Neaimi Health and Safety Specialist
DERC_v3-12
Assafulla Chalil Project Manager
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