Amir Ameli is an Assistant Professor of Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell. His research interests encompass material design and process development for multi-functional composites and bio-based polymeric systems. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2011. He was the NSERC and MITACS postdoctoral fellow in Canada 2011-2014. He served as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University 2015-2019.