Amit Goyal

PhD

Amit Goyal.

Amit Goyal

PhD

Amit Goyal

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor and
SUNY Empire Innovation Professor
Director, UB Initiative on Plastics Recycling and Innovation, a NYS Center of Excellence (April 2022 – to date)
Founding Director, The RENEW Institute (Jan 2015-July 2021)

Research Topics

Heteroepitaxial Growth of Functional Materials & Devices; Strain-driven Self-Assembly of Advanced Materials; Advanced Energy and Electronic Materials; Clean Energy Technologies.

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Biography

Dr. Amit Goyal joined UB in January 2015 as the founding director of the RENEW Institute, the university's new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water. One of the most expansive initiatives launched in recent years, RENEW will harness the expertise of faculty members across six schools and colleges and add nearly 20 new faculty members.

He is presently the Director of the UB Initiative on Plastics Recycling and Innovation, a New York Center of Excellence in Plastics Recycling.  The center will address a range of contemporary issues related to plastics recycling ranging from advancing the science and technology for recycling to development of markets for recycled plastics to developing effective communication and outreach initiatives.  A multidisciplinary team encompassing operations management, economics, communication, engineering, polymers and materials sciences will conduct the project. 

Goyal has developed clean energy technologies for more than two decades. He is known for his research in the area of large-area, low-cost, high performance, “flexible electronic” devices, including superconducting devices, photovoltaics, ferroelectrics, multiferroics, etc., as well as in 3D self-assembly of nanodots and nanorods for device applications. Prior to joining UB, he was a corporate fellow, distinguished inventor and distinguished scientist at UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

He has more than 25 years’ experience managing diverse technical projects for multiple organizations. As founder, president and CEO of two companies -- TapeSolar Inc. and TexMat LLC -- he also has financial management experience interacting with venture capital firms and angel investors.

Education

  • B. Tech, Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1996
  • MS, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Rochester, 1988
  • PhD, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Rochester, 1991
  • Executive MBA, Purdue University
  • International Executive MBA, Tilburg University (The Netherlands)