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 team that provides a unique environment involving the government, private, and academic sectors in the conception and development of novel research ideas and programs. Our team is comprised of Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers, Graduate and Undergraduate Students, and Visiting Scientists with experience and training in the United States as well as from many countries abroad. The general focus of AMRI researchers is on materials science and nanotechnology, while some particular areas of research currently include nanomagnetism, nanolithographic patterning, and thermal and electrical transport properties of nanoparticles. 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.

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. John Wiley in charge)
4th Thursday AMRI General Meeting (Dr. John Wiley in charge)