The National Academy of Inventors has elected Amit Goyal as a fellow. Goyal is a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The organization recognized Goyal for “having demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”
The National Academy of Inventors was founded in 2010 with goals that include celebrating and encouraging inventors, enhancing awareness of technology and innovation, and communicating the work of its members to benefit society.
Goyal, a member of ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division, is an international leader in the field of energy and electronic materials, particularly high-temperature superconducting materials. He has more than 80 issued patents.
Previous awards include the 2011 E.O. Lawrence Award in the inaugural category of Energy Science and Innovation, R&D Magazine’s 2010 Innovator of the Year Award, the 2012 World Technology Award in the area of materials, Global Indus Technovator Award, Energy 100 Award, the Lockheed-Martin NOVA Award, and the inaugural TR-100/TR-35 Award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s TR-Review Magazine. He received the University of Rochester’s Distinguished Scholar Medal and the Indian Institute of Technology’s 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was twice named ORNL’s Inventor of the Year.
He has received eight R&D Magazine R&D100 Awards and three National Federal Laboratory Consortium awards.
Goyal has published more than 350 technical publications, including more than 30 invited book chapters and papers, and has co-edited six books. He has given 18 plenary talks and over 160 invited presentations at national and international conferences.
He is a Battelle Distinguished Inventor and a fellow of eight professional societies: the American Association for Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, the World Innovation Foundation, the American Society of Metals, the Institute of Physics, the American Ceramic Society, and the World Technology Network.
Goyal received a doctorate in materials science and engineering and a master’s in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Rochester, New York. His bachelor’s degree is from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, in technology in metallurgical engineering. He joined ORNL in 1991.
The National Academy of Inventors fellow ceremony will take place in March at the annual meeting at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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