About us

The Interdisciplinary Research Center for Advanced Materials aspires to be a leading national center, recognized globally, for impactful interdisciplinary research in advanced and disruptive materials which leads to new knowledge creation as well as innovative and practical solutions to the Grand Challenges which contributes substantively to the Kingdom’s economy and help build an ambitious nation to improve human conditions. The center aims to engineer materials with novel properties that enable superior performance in technological applications for energy, oil & gas, defense, water desalination, chemical & petrochemical, metals, construction, automotive, packaging, and other strategic national sectors. 


Research Themes

Lightweight Alloys

Lightweight vehicles, systems and components joining lightweight dissimilar m...

Corrosion Inhibitors

Anticorrosion in hydrogen, carbon capture, membrane, and next-generation batt...

Smart Materials

Self-healing materials; shape memory polymers; Smart windows, plastic packagi...

Advanced Coatings

Corrosion, wear, and hydrogen embrittlement resistance; Electromagnetic &...



Corrosion Inhibitor Synthesis and Testing

Corrosion inhibitors are chemical substances that, when added in small amounts to the environment in which metal would corrode, will redu...

Development and Testing of Polymer/Composite Materials

The polymer/composite’s development and testing have been established as an indispensable section of IRC-AM. Our researchers have develop...

Organic Coatings Development and Testing

The Center has developed also competency in the area of fabricating functional coatings of desired anti-contaminant, scratch-resistance, ...

Metallic Coatings Development and Testing

IRC-AM is equipped with several state-of-the-art equipments for the development, evaluation, and post-deposition treatment of the metalli...

Collaborators & Industrial Partners

Saudi Aramco

Baker Hughes


Modern National Chemicals

Latest News

Workshop with ARAMCO
10 Nov 2021 @ 02:00 PM

This year IRC-AM jointly organized some workshops with ARAMCO. The ARAMCO workshop was jointly or...

Workshop with Baker Hughes
29 Nov 2021 @ 01:00 PM

Baker Hughes brought to the knowledge of IRC-AM researchers and affiliates.


Tailorable, Multi-Functional Materials and...
06 Apr 2022 @ 11:00 AM
Building #15 - 4th Floor, Auditorium

A seminar about reversible adhesives for automotive, and infrastructure applications

Stainless Steels; Past, Present and Future
31 Mar 2022 @ 02:00 PM
Online via Zoom

This webinar will discuss the historical development of stainless-steel alloys, ongoing research ...

Corrosion Inhibitors: Fundamental Aspects ...
02 Mar 2022 @ 02:00 PM
Online via Zoom

A technical webinar presents the fundamental aspects and applications in oil and gas industry.

Innovative Solutions for Material Degradation
28 Dec 2021 @ 01:30 PM
Online via Zoom

A forum by distinguished speakers discussing the innovative solutions for material degradation.