Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI)

Dr. Wiley
AMRI Gets New Director

On August 12 Dr. John Wiley started as the new director to the Advanced Materials Research Institute. Dr. Wiley, a President's Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UNO, has been the Associate Director of AMRI for 11 years. He is replacing Dr. Leonard Spinu, a University Research Professor in the Department of Physics, who served as director for over 2½ years. Dr. Spinu will be serving as a Rotator in the Division of Materials Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia, splitting his time between NSF and his research program here at UNO.

Overview of AMRI

The Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) is a multidisciplinary institute that provides a unique environment which integrates academic, private, and government sectors in the conception and development of novel research programs. AMRI's research staff is comprised of Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers, Graduate and Undergraduate Students, and Visiting Scientists with experience and training in world-renowned research institutions from the United States and many countries abroad. AMRI has extensive collaborations with other academic institutions and industry groups from Louisiana and nationwide, as well as several active international partnerships. The general focus of AMRI researchers is on Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Some current focus areas areas include nanofabrication, magnetism, drug delivery, solar conversion, and thermal and electrical transport properties. In support of its research programs, AMRI provides state of the art laboratories and equipment facilities in the Science Building of the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus. The newly developed FACS (Fabrication, Analysis, & Consulting Services) program is working to share these facilities in support of materials research needs in the state of Louisiana.

General Meetings/Conferences

Complete list of AMRI meetings and conferences


AMRI Calendar of Events

AMRI holds weekly group meetings every Thursday in the Science Building, room 2072 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AMRI Group Meeting Schedule
1st Thursday AMRI Student Seminar (Dr. Weilie Zhou in charge)
2nd Thursday LA SIGMA Group (Dr. Leszek Malkinski in charge)
3rd Thursday Research Group Meeting (Dr. Kevin Stokes in charge)
4th Thursday AMRI General Meeting (Dr. John Wiley in charge)