Ashutosh Goel


Materials Science and Engineering

Office Hours: By appointment

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Dr. Ashutosh Goel received his B.S. (Hons.) Physics and M.S. (Hons.) in Physics 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.

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 >85 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 journals “Ceramics” and “Materials” – both published by MDPI.

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 has been awarded the 2017 Vittorio Gottardi Prize by the International Commission on Glass, and 2021 W.H. Zachariasen Award by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids.


Professor Goel's teaching responsibilities during the 2023-2024 academic year are:

Spring 2024:

  • Advanced Glass, 16:635:506
  • Research Materials, 16:635:702

Fall 2023:

  • LAB II, 14:635:353
  • RESEARCH MATERIALS, 16:635:701



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

1. Q. Qin, N. Stone-Weiss, T. Zhao, P. Mukherjee, J. Ren, J.C. Mauro, A. Goel, Insights into the mechanism and kinetics of dissolution of aluminoborosilicate glasses in acidic media: Impact of high ionic field strength cations, Acta Materialia 242 (2023) 118468.



2. A. Yadav, S. Chong, B.J. Riley, J.S. McCloy, A. Goel, Iodine capture by Ag-loaded solid sorbents followed by Ag recycling and iodine immobilization: An end-to-end process, Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research 62 (2023) 3635-3646.



3. Y. Zhang, N. Balasubramanya, N. Stone-Weiss, S. Kamali, R.E. Youngman, P. Florian, A. Goel, Insights into the iron and phosphorus induced structural disorder in sodium aluminoborosilicate glasses and its impact on their melt rheology and crystallization behavior, Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2022) 21771-21792.



4. R. Saini, S. Kapoor, D.R. Neuville, R.E. Youngman, B. Cerrutti, J.S. McCloy, H. Eckert, A. Goel, Correlating sulfur solubility with short-to-intermediate-range ordering in the structure of borosilicate glasses, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 126 (2022) 655-674.



5. H. Kamat, F. Wang, K. Barnsley, J.V. Hanna, A.M. Tyryshkin, A. Goel, Insight into the partitioning and clustering mechanism of rare-earth cations in alkali aluminoborosilicate glasses, Chemistry of Materials 33 (2021) 7944-7963.



6. X. Xu, T. Han, J. Huang, A.A. Kruger, A. Kumar, A. Goel, Machine learning enables models to predict sulfur solubility in nuclear waste glasses, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 13 (2021) 53375-53387.



7. N. Stone-Weiss, H. Bradtmüller, H. Eckert, A. Goel, Composition–structure–solubility relationships in borosilicate glasses: Towards a rational design of bioactive glasses with controlled dissolution behavior, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 13 (2021) 31495-31513.



8. N. Stone-Weiss, H. Bradtmüller, M. Fortino, M. Bertani, R.E. Youngman, A. Pedone, H. Eckert, A. Goel, Combined experimental and computational approach towards the structural design of borosilicate-based bioactive glasses, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124 (2020) 17655-17674.



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



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