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Amer Ahmad Amer

Chief Technologist, Research & Development Center, Saudi Aramco

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 innovation. 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. In 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). As 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.