Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Amit Goyal

Dr. Amit Goyal is a world-renowned, distinguished scientist and a well-recognized, prolific inventor. He is a UT-Battelle/ORNL CORPORATE FELLOW and Distinguished Scientist and a Battelle Distinguished Inventor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. He is the vice-chair of Corporate Fellows Council of UT-Battelle Inc. He has been a Task Manager and Team Leader for Superconducting Materials Projects in the Metals & Ceramics Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also the President & CEO of two start up companies viz. TEXMAT Inc, and EpiSolar Inc.

He received a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY in 1991, a MS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY in 1988 and a Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1986. He has also received executive business training from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, an executive MBA from Purdue University in 2003, and also an international executive MBA from Tilburg University, The Netherlands in 2003.

Dr. Goyal has authored or co-authored over 300 publications and conference proceedings. He has also written over thirty invited papers and book chapters. His work is highly cited; in total he has over 5000 citations, averaging well over 200/citations per year. His Hirsch-index is ~40. He has co-edited six books on high temperature superconductors. He has given 14 plenary talks, over 125 invited presentations in national and international conferences. He has co-edited five books on advanced electronic materials.

Dr. Goyal has been the creative stimulus in the US and the broader worldwide effort in developing high temperature superconductors. His inventions are being used to fabricate long-lengths of high-performance superconducting wires in the US, Europe, Japan, Korea and China. He has 55 issued patents, comprising 50 US patents and 5 international patents. He has also developed several other platform technologies, one of which provides a route to fabricate mile-long, flexible, single-crystal-like, substrates of wide widths, for epitaxial growth of semiconducting devices such as high-efficiency, low-cost photovoltaics and flexible, large-area displays. He is also widely regarded as a leader world-wide in the field of nanomaterials, especially in the areas of strain-mediated, self-assembly of nanomaterials and fabrication of organized structures such as single-crystal, nanofences .

He is a Fellow of six professional societies, including the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Physical Society (APS), the World Innovation Foundation (WIF) with headquarters in UK, the American Society of Metals (ASM), the Institute of Physics (IOP), with headquarters in UK and the American Ceramic Society (ACERS). He has received numerous internal and external, national & international awards of excellence including Nano50TM Innovator Award, Federal Laboratory Consortium Award, R&D100 award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s, Technical Review, TR100 –Award, Pride of India Gold Award, the University of Rochester’s Rochester Distinguished Scholar Medal and many more.


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