Dr. Amal Al Ghaferi
Leader in higher education strategic and change management with 18+ years of progressive and combined teaching, research, student service, and management experience in the United Arab Emirates and United States. Provide outstanding and effective leadership with a diligent focus on both student and institutional performance outcomes.
Dr. Al Ghaferi specialize in the field of carbon nanotube and graphene applications, with a current focus on synthesizing and fabricating nanomaterials, investigating and characterizing nanomaterial properties, and integrating and implementing nanomaterials in the water desalination field and sensors. She is passionate about improving social conditions through research and innovation.
Through Dr. Al Ghaferi’s studies in the United States and her collaborations with international researchers, she has learned the value of international exposure and collaboration. she has worked to ensure that students benefit from these collaborations by developing and presenting the first electron microscopy course in the United Arab Emirates and by contributing to the establishment of electron microscopy facilities and a clean room chemical vapor deposition system at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
- PhD in Material Science and Engineering: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2007
- BSc in Physics: United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2000
- Thermodynamics of Materials
- Imaging of Materials: Scanning Electron Microscopy and X Ray Microanalysis
- Crystallography and Diffractions
- Thermal Physics
- Conduct research in the field of carbon nanotube and graphene applications such as sensors
- Areas of focus include synthesizing and fabricating nanomaterials, investigating and characterizing nanomaterial properties.
- Al Ghaferi, P. Müllner, H. Heinrich, G. Kostorz and J.M.K. Wiezorek, “Elastic constants of equiatomic L10-ordered FePd single crystals”, Acta Materialia (2006) Vol. 54, 881-889.
- Deshpande, A. Al Ghaferi, H. Xu, H. Heinrich and J.M.K. Wiezorek, “Microstructure-Property Evolution in Cold-Worked Equiatomic Fe-Pd During Isothermal Annealing at 500°C”, Nano and Microstructural Design of Advanced Materials, 2003, : A commemorative volume on Prof.G. Thomas’ Seventieth Birthday. London Elsevier; Pages 129-142.