“Amit’s Lawrence Award is extremely well deserved,” said ORNL Director Thom Mason. “His materials research activities have made practical use of novel materials such as high-temperature superconductors a reality.”
Oak Ridge National Laboratory materials scientist and Corporate Fellow Amit Goyal has been named a winner of the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award honoring U.S. scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development supporting DOE and its mission.
Goyal, who currently chairs the UT-Battelle-ORNL Corporate Fellows Council, is a Battelle Distinguished Inventor whose research has had a profound impact on the field of high-temperature superconductivity, both in fundamental materials science and in the transition of scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace.
The award in the inaugural category of Energy Science and Innovation recognizes transformative accomplishments related to DOE’s investments in “use inspired” scientific research to develop new understanding, methodologies and materials required to advance, promote, and enable energy innovation. Goyal’s award cites his work in “pioneering research and transformative contributions to the field of applied high temperature superconductivity, including fundamental materials science advances and technical innovations enabling large-scale applications of these novel materials.”
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Source: Emma MacMillan | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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