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 Areas

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 &...

Research Areas


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.


Success in Developing CVD Graphene Coatin...
06 Mar 2024 @ 11:00 AM
Bldg. 15, 4th Floor, Auditorium

Graphene; Chemical vapour deposition; Corrosion resistance; Coatings

Internal corrosion of pipelines: Mechanism...
07 Mar 2023 @ 11:00 AM
Building 15, 4th Floor, Auditorium

Internal corrosion is one of the primary mechanisms resulting in pipeline failures. Statistics sh...

Hydrogen transport by pipelines and the ma...
06 Mar 2023 @ 01:30 PM
Building 15, 4th Floor, Auditorium

It is generally believed that hydrogen, as a “green” and “emission-free” fuel, will play a critic...

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