Amer A. Amer
Amer A. Amer, chief technologist in the Transport Technologies R&D Division of the Research and Development Center (R&DC), has been recognized as a global leader in engine and fuel research and innovation by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
The SAE awarded Amer an international fellowship, acknowledging him for making a significant impact on mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation.
“I am very honored,” the research engineer said.
Amer, who joined Aramco in 2007, was pivotal in developing and implementing a roadmap for the company to establish itself as a worldwide leader in transport sustainability.
His work led to the establishment of three global research centers in the U.S., Europe, and China, employing 80 scientists to work on innovations in transport and mobility projects, including gasoline compression ignition, synthetic fuels, and mobile carbon capture.
“It has been a pleasure working with many passionate engineers and scientists around the world to enable sustainable transport. Receiving this prestigious award helps validate my research and development work on fuels and engines over the past 25 years,” Amer said.
Established in 1975, the SAE Fellow Committee awards a maximum of 20 recipients each year. The fellow status bestows the highest level of membership to engineers and scientists who have made extraordinary accomplishments and shown outstanding leadership in the advancement of mobility technologies, specifically for automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle innovations.
Award recipients will be honored at an annual fellow dinner as part of the SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit, MI, tentatively scheduled for April 13- 15. The fellows will also be given a pin and presented with a certificate during the awards ceremony.
“We are proud as a company and a department of this accomplishment, the well deserved recognition of Dr. Amer for his work within transport and fuels, and how we as an organization are seeking to make a real impact in developing future technology solutions for one of the largest global industries,” said Ammar A. Al-Nahwi, manager of the R&DC.
“Indeed, this is testament to the type of caliber Aramco has in its technology and R&D positions, where we are always looking to generate value for our business, while also fueling innovation along the way,” Nahwi added.
Amer has been committed to mobilizing stakeholders around long-term solutions to greenhouse gases that mix transport solutions and energy efficient solutions.
He has coauthored over 35 journal articles and has been granted six patents. He was named as one of 10 recipients of the 2020 FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership as one of the world’s leading technology experts. FISITA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Ingénieurs des Techniques de l’Automobile) is the Paris-based global automotive federation.
— The Arabian Sun: February 3, 2021 | Vol. LXXVI, No. 5