Ashutosh Goel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA obtained his Ph.D. (European Doctorate) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2009; after completing M.S. (Honors) and B.S. (Honors) in Physics from the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India. Ashutosh’s current research is focused on understanding the structural drivers controlling the dissolution behavior of borate, borosilicate, and phosphate-based glasses, and establishing a correlation between their ion release kinetics and biological efficacy. The overarching goal of his research effort is to combine the strengths of experimental and computational materials science, biomedical engineering, and artificial intelligence to build the fundamental knowledge required to accelerate the design of resorbable bioactive glasses with controlled ion release for the repair and regeneration of soft tissues.
In his career so far, he holds 3 patents and has published peer-reviewed 100 research papers. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, and International Journal of Applied Glass Science. He recently chaired the Bioceramics Division of ACerS, an incredibly important function for nurturing current and future work in bioceramics, and engaging researchers across academia and industry. He has been a long-serving member of the related technical committee (TC-04) of the International Commission on Glass, and has co-organized bioglass topical sessions at numerous national and international glass and ceramic conferences. He has served as Chairperson of the ACerS Bioceramics Division, 2021-2022. He is also a member of the Glass & Optical Materials Division (GOMD) of the ACerS. Ashutosh organized the joint ACerS–MRS Bioceramics Workshop on “Potential and Challenges in Bioceramics – From Fundamental Research to Clinical Translation,” April 7-8, 2021; “Symposium 2: Glasses in Healthcare – Fundamentals and Applications” at the Annual Meetings of the GOMD from 2016 to 2018, and “T6: Ceramics and Glasses for Healthcare” at the 15th Conference & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, July 9-13, 2017, Budapest, Hungary. In addition, he co-edited a special issue on “Next Generation Bioceramics” for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, published in March 2022. In recognition of his contributions to the field of bioceramics and glass science, Ashutosh has been awarded the 2017 Vittorio Gottardi Prize by the ICG, 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Award by the journal Acta Biomaterialia, and 2021 W.H. Zachariasen Award by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids.