Transport Chief Technologist
With over 25 years of broad experience in the transport and oil industries and academia, Dr. Amer brings a successful track record in co-optimizing fuels and engines for transport applications. Dr. Amer has been the leading architect behind the establishment of three global research centers in recognized technology hubs around the World including Europe (Paris), the US (Detroit) and China (Shanghai) and executing a portfolio of global R&D projects with great strategic significance to the oil and transport industries. With a global team of 100 researchers and scientists, Dr. Amer managed to mobilize a significant number of global stakeholders around the need to use a mix of transport solutions and energy vectors to ensure a lasting impact on GHGs for Light Duty, Heavy Duty, Marine and Aviation transport sectors. Dr. Amer spent the earlier part of his career with the automotive industry for over 12 years. Working for Chrysler in Detroit as an engine development specialist, several of his design inventions were implemented in production engines. Dr. Amer has co-authored over 35 journal articles and has 6 granted patents to his name. He was named amongst the 10 recipients of the 2020 FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership in 2020 and was elected to SAE Fellow grade of membership (2021 Cohort). A graduate of the University of Jordan, Dr. Amer has a B.S. and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he has a Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a Master in Business Administration from Madonna University, USA.