Dr. Amer currently serves as the director of Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies (CEGN) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). He is also an assistant research professor at KACST where he is the principal investigator various technical projects. Dr. Amer is the co-recipient of the 2016 Arab-American Frontiers fellowship sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prior to his appointments at UCLA and KACST, Dr. Amer served as a research assistant in the Center of Energy Nanoscience (CEN) at University of Southern California. His current research focuses on low dimensional devices such as graphene and 2-D materials for industrial applications. Dr. Amer has authored and co-authored many scientific papers.