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Amit Goyal

Director of UB RENEW Institute


Renewable energy; environmental and water issues; high-temperature superconductivity; materials science

Headshot of Amit Goyal standing in front of UB's solar array.

Amit Goyal is director of the UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Institute, an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together faculty from across the university to solve global energy and environmental problems. He can speak to the news media about UB’s work involving energy, the environment and water.

Goyal is an internationally recognized expert in renewable energy materials; with particular interest in high-temperature superconducting materials that have applications in the generation, storage and transmission of electricity, and can be used in motors, magnets and other devices.

He is also an expert in photovoltaics (he founded a company related to next generation solar materials) and materials science. He can address general questions about new materials, especially as they relate to the controlled synthesis of advanced materials.

Goyal is an emeritus corporate fellow at UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he previously served as chair of its Corporate Fellows Council. He also received Battelle’s Distinguished Inventor and Distinguished Scientist awards. At UB, Goyal holds academic appointments in four departments: chemical and biological engineering; electrical engineering; physics; and materials, design and innovation.


Amit Goyal, PhD
Director of UB RENEW Institute
Empire Innovation Professor,
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences