A Public-Benefit Global Initiative

Transcending politics, territories, cultures and ideologies, nations, groups and organizations come together to share knowledge and resources to use Advanced Materials for the betterment of human life.

In April of 2020, at the peak of the world challenges with Covid-19 Pandemic, the AMPT taskforce was created to address the need for advanced material global strategy & coordination for response to global health emergencies.

The task force was created to establish a frame work to set strategies, coordinate global activities and bring together  critical mass and resources from multidisciplinary domains, including Engineering, Life & Health Sciences, Public Health and Economics & Social Sciences.

Through a resource and knowledge-sharing approach, AMPT was set to identify current and future needs to develop and implement innovative solutions based on Advanced Materials in the pandemics and post pandemic era. By creating a library of knowledge, extensive mapping of user centric needs, an expansive network of scientific labs, advanced material companies, testing facilities, the taskforce was positioned to formulate a roadmap delineating how advanced materials solutions can be deployed at different phases of a pandemic such as COVID19.

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15 COUNTRY CHAPTERS | 8 Working Groups


Library of knowledge

AMPT Network

Map of Needs

Strategic Roadmap & Cluster mobilization

AMPT Action Pillars

In 2020, the major focus of the taskforce has been to respond to the immediate need for advanced material innovation for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Implementing the AMPT preparedness response platform and applying the knowledge gathered through the 3 pillars of AMPT:
AMPT Library of Knowledge | AMPT mapping of user-centric, technological and societal needs | and the AMPT network of Advanced Material resources and expertise, the taskforce will provide an analysis of potential underserved areas and current and future opportunities.
Leveraging the roadmap, the Taskforce will  set strategies for integration of Advanced Materials in the new wave of innovation that will rise in the post pandemic era and explore the next generation of solutions for the future global health crisis.

The scope of AMPT Future Preparedness expands way beyond pandemic, same action pillars will be used to address any of challenges put at the focal point of the taskforce.

future preparedness verticals

How can Advanced Materials be implemented as a key component to Future Preparedness?

AMPT Definition of "Preparedness":

Building an Infrastructure and a robust Network to enable one to respond quickly and effectively when a need arises.

Now you can learn with AMPT!

Introducing: AMPT Navigator Course Series

AMPT Navigator course series are designed to provide busy professionals, stakeholders, enterprises, and executives in position of decision making with in-depth targeted information, strategic knowledge, resources and skill sets needed to navigate the world of advanced materials.
Designed and taught by global experts and thought leaders with years of experience in the field, the AMPT Navigator Series provides condensed critical crash courses on topics such as: 
Public Health, Regulatory Considerations, Commercialization, Global Crisis Response, Evaluating Use Cases, Creating Competitive Edge through Advanced Materials, End-user Industry Innovation and more.


Steering Committee

Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker

AMPT Director General

Advanced Material Pandemic Taskforce


Dr. Jiaxing Huang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Northwestern University


Dr. Antonio Castro Neto

Director of CA2DM

National University of Singapore


John Hoffman




James Baker

CEO | Graphene Engineering & Innovation Center (GEIC)

University Of Manchester


Dr. Frank Koppens

Group Leader & ICREA Professor



Dr. Kari Hjelt

Director & Head of Innovation

Chalmers Industriteknik


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