Amit Goyal, a materials scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Amiya Mukherjee, an emeritus professor at the UC Davis College of Engineering, were recently named 2012 Fellows of the Materials Research Society.
Goyal was honored for his research accomplishments as well as exceptional contributions to the improvement of materials research worldwide, while Mukherjee was recognized for “sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research.”
Goyal is a Battelle Distinguished Inventor and his research work has significantly impacted the high-temperature superconductivity field. He is currently chair of the UT-Battelle-ORNL Corporate Fellows Council.
Goyal joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1991 after completing his degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Rochester. He also holds a master’s degree in the mechanical and aerospace engineering field from the University of Rochester and received a bachelor’s degree from IIT Kharagpur.
Mukherjee heads a research group within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC-Davis in Davis, Calif., which focuses on synthesis, characterization, and mechanical testing of nanochystalline materials.
Mukherjee, who received his Ph.D. from Oxford, specializes in processing and properties of nanocrystiline ceramics, characterization of nanocrystalline materials, superplastic deformation in intermetallic alloys, physical mechanism of superplastic flow, and high-temperature deformation of titanium samples with superplastic layers.
The two Indian American scientists will be recognized officially at the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting scheduled to be held in San Francisco.