Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Amit Goyal has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. According to information provided by the lab, Goyal was recognized 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.”
He has twice been named inventor of the year at ORNL.
Goyal is a research staff member in the lab’s Materials Science and Technology division. He is known worldwide for his work with energy and electronic materials, particularly high-temperature superconducting materials. He holds more than 80 patents.
He holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Rochester. He joined the staff at ORNL in 1991.
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