Ashutosh Goel

Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Office Hours: By appointment


Dr. Ashutosh Goel received his B.S. (Hons.) Physics in 2002 and M.S. (Hons.) in Physics in 2004 from Guru Nanak Dev University, India. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2009. He joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University as a faculty member in 2014.

At present, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Before joining Rutgers, Dr. Goel has worked as a Materials Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, and as a Senior Research Scientist – Optical fibers at Sterlite Technologies Ltd., Aurangabad, India.

Dr. Goel’s research is focused on understanding composition-structure-property relationships in oxide glasses. He has authored/co-authored >80 research articles published in international journals and listed as an inventor on two U.S. patents. He is the Associate Editor for the “Journal of the American Ceramic Society,” “International Journal of Applied Glass Science,” and “Frontiers in Materials (Nature Publishing Group).” He also serves on the editorial board of the journal “Biomedical Glasses.”

Dr. Goel is the chairperson of the technical committee on hazardous waste vitrification (TC-05) and a member of the technical committee on glasses in healthcare (TC-04) of the International Commission on Glass. He also serves as the vice-chairperson of the Bioceramics Division of the American Ceramic Society. Owing to his outstanding accomplishments in the field of glass science, Dr. Goel was awarded the 2017 Vittorio Gottardi Prize by International Commission on Glass.



Professor Goel's teaching responsibilities during the 2019-2020 academic year are:

  • Fall 2019:           Lab II (Materials Characterization), 14:635:353 
  • Spring 2020:      Advanced Glass, 16:635:506 (Graduate Course)



Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Averio, Portugal, 2009
M.S., Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, India, 2004



Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Ceramic Society
  • Vice-Chair, Bioceramics Division, American Ceramic Society
  • Chairperson, TC05-Hazardous Waste Vitrification, International Commision on Glass
  • Member, TC04-Glasses in Healthcare, International Commision on Glass

Research Interests


  • Composition – Structure – Property Relationships in Oxide Glasses
  • Nuclear Waste Immobilization
  • Glasses and Ceramics in Healthcare

Selected Publications

  • A. Deshkar, R.E. Youngman, O. Gulbiten, J.C. Mauro, A. Goel, Why does B2O3 suppress nepheline (NaAlSiO4) crystallization in sodium aluminosilicate glasses? Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2020) 22 (2020) 8679-8698.


  • T. Han, N. Stone-Weiss, J. Huang, A. Goel, A. Kumar, Machine learning as a tool to design glasses with controlled dissolution for healthcare applications, Acta Biomater. 107 (2020) 286-298.


  • N. Stone-Weiss, R.E. Youngman, R. Thorpe, N.J. Smith, E.M. Pierce, A. Goel, An insight into the corrosion of alkali aluminoborosilicate glasses in acidic environments, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22 (2020) 1881-1896.


  • A. Goel, J.S. McCloy, R. Pokorny, A.A. Kruger, Challenges with vitrification of Hanford high-level waste (HLW) to borosilicate glass – An overview, J. Non-Cryst. Solids: X 4 (2019) 100033.


  • A. Deshkar, M. Ahmadzadeh, A. Scrimshire, E. Han, P.A. Bingham, D. Guillen, J.S. McCloy, A. Goel, Crystallization behavior of iron- and boron-containing nepheline (Na2O●Al2O3●2SiO2) based model high-level nuclear waste glasses, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 102 (2019) 1101-1121.


  • S. Kapoor, R.E. Youngman, K. Zakharchuk, A. Yaremchenko, N.J. Smith, A. Goel, A structural and chemical approach towards understanding the aqueous corrosion of sodium aluminoborate glasses, J. Phys. Chem. B. 122 (2018) 10913-10927.


  • A. Brehault, D. Patil, R.E. Youngman, L. Thirion, J.C. Mauro, C.L. Corkhill, J.S. McCloy, A. Goel, Compositional dependence of solubility/retention of molybdenum oxides in aluminoborosilicate based model nuclear waste glasses, J. Phys. Chem. B 122 (2018) 1714-1729.


  • N. Stone-Weiss, E.M. Pierce, R. Youngman, O. Gulbiten, N.J. Smith, J. Du, A. Goel, Understanding the structural drivers governing glass – water interactions in borosilicate-based model bioactive glasses, Acta Biomater. 65 (2018) 436-449.


  • C. Cao, S. Chong, L. Thirion, J.C. Mauro, J.S. McCloy, A. Goel, Wet chemical synthesis of apatite-based waste forms – A novel room temperature method for immobilization of radioactive iodine, J. Mater. Chem. A. 5 (2017) 14331-14342.


  • J.S. McCloy, A. Goel, Glass-ceramics for nuclear waste immobilization, MRS Bulletin 42 (2017) 233-238.