For her doctoral thesis, she is developing graphene fibre for biomedical and electronics applications. Her main research interests are nanotechnology, materials chemistry, with a focus on addressing graphene technology.
Amalina Amir is currently a student at the University College London majoring in biomaterials processing. She has developed a new research stream on development of graphene fibre under the supervision of Prof Mohan Edirisinghe. Amalina spent two years as a quality engineer at GKN Driveline then received scholarship from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to pursue her master degree. Her research has won many prizes including prestigious award of Diamond and Gold at British Invention Show 2009. In addition she also won Salon Archimedes Award from Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovation Technologies.
She joined UiTM as a lecturer of Materials Engineering after completed her MSc. in 2010. She taught undergraduate courses in the engineering statics, engineering design, industrial management, and manufacturing technology. She received funding from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE) and is now in her second year pursuing a full-time PhD at UCL.