With over 20 years of broad multifaceted experience in the automotive
and oil and gas industries and seven years in academia, Dr. Amer brings
to Saudi Aramco a successful track record in engine and fuel
As Chief Technologist for Aramco’s Fuel Technology
Research & Development, Dr. Amer leads a team of more than 70
research engineers and technicians focused on solving tomorrow’s fuel
transportation challenges today.
Since his promotion to the
positon of Chief Technologist for Fuel Technology in 2011, Dr. Amer has
been responsible for the rapid expansion of Aramco’s fuels research in
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and in Aramco’s two new Research &
Development satellite centers in Paris, France, and Detroit, U.S.A.
2009, as a Senior Scientist for Saudi Aramco, Dr. Amer led a major
international collaborative initiative to develop improved kinetic
models for the oxidation of hydrocarbons suitable for Internal
Combustion (IC) Engine simulations. The resulting model, “Aramcomech” is
fast becoming the industry standard in modeling base chemistry with
over 53 citations to date.
Dr. Amer spent the earlier part of his
career (1995-2007) with DaimlerChrysler in Auburn Hills, Michigan,
U.S.A., advancing his career as a result-orientated engine development
specialist with several of his design inventions implemented in
production engines (3.7L/4.7L/4.7 HO Powertech Engines, 5.7L/6.1L
Chrysler Hemi V-8, and the Chrysler Pentastar Family of engines).
a highly sought after speaker in the Oil & Gas, Automotive and
Engineering fields, Dr. Amer has authored over 33 published articles and
is an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. A graduate
of the University of Jordan, Dr. Amer has a B.S., Mechanical Engineering
(1987) and a M.S., Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he has a
Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit,
Michigan, U.S.A., and a Master in Business Administration from Madonna
University, Livonia, Michigan, U.S.A.