Who We Are

The Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMRC) is an emerging centre 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 centre 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 centres by developing the advanced materials they need to pursue their projects.

Our research areas include:

Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials

Self Healing Materials

Self-healing materials

Smart materials

Smart materials and structures

metamaterials

Meta materials

energy absorbing materials

Energy-absorbing materials and structures

additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing

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

Chief Executive Officer
Technology Innovation Institute

Dr Mohamed Al Teneiji

Chief Researcher
Advanced Materials Research Centre

Guan
Prof. Zhongwei Guan

Energy Absorption and
Composite Materials, Executive Director

Vincenzo Giannini
Prof. Vincenzo Giannini

Smart and Metamaterials
Director

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

Maitha
Maitha AlMheiri

Engineer

abdulla
Dr Abdullah Mustapha

Researcher

Badreyya
Dr Badreyya AlShehhi

Senior Researcher

Sachin
Sachin Joshi

Senior Engineer

Meta Materials Group

tad
Dr Tadzio Levato

Lead Metamaterials

Alya
Alya Alhammadi

Senior Engineer

Zineb
Dr. Zineb Matouk

Senior Researcher

Mahra Almheiri
Mahra Almheiri

Engineer

Fatima
Fatima Alzaabi

Engineer

Smart Materials Group

Sumaya Al Tamimi
Dr Sumaya Al Tamimi

Lead Smart Materials

Tarcisio
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

Additive Manufacturing Group

Nesma
Dr. Nesma Aboulkhair

Lead Additive Manufacture

Nujood
Nujood AlShehhi

Senior Engineer

Hend
Hend Ali Al Qaydi

Engineer

natalia
Natalia Ghisi

Engineer

Chinmay
Chinmay Phutela

Researcher

Federico
Dr Federico Bosio

Senior Researcher

Simulation Group

Dong
Dr Dong Wok Lee

Lead Researcher & Smart Materials

Chung Lu
Dr Chun Yu Lu

Senior Researcher

Kapil
Dr Kapil Krishnan

Researcher

Jide
Jide Oyebanji

Engineer

Thermoplastic Composites Team

saleh
Dr. Mohamed Nasr Saleh

Thermoplastic Composites Lead

pedro
Pedro Pereira

Researcher

reem
Reem AlRamsi

Engineer

Changze
Dr Changze Sun

Researcher

Energy Storage Team

chira
Dr Chiara Busa

Energy Storage Lead

sunil
Dr Sunil Lonkar

Senior Researcher

Myriam
Dr Myriam Godhbane

Researcher

Juveirah
Juveirah Ashray

Researcher

zainab
Zainab Abdul Karim

Researcher

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 Montmore

Prof Robert Li
Prof. Robert Li

Prof Xinhua Wu
Prof. Xinhua Wu

geneve
Prof. Genevieve Langdon

Stefan
Prof. Stefan Maier

vikram
Prof. Vikram Deshpande