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Abhay Goyal (Fed)


Dr. Abhay Goyal is a physicist in the Infrastructure Materials Group of the Materials and Structural Systems Division (MSSD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Goyal received his Bachelor of Science in physics and mathematics from New York University (2014), and he defended his dissertation, titled "Confinement and Texture in Cement Hydrates: From Nanoscale Cohesion to Rheology," as the culmination of his Ph.D. in physics at Georgetown University (2020).

Dr. Goyal has worked at NIST as a postdoctoral fellow since 2020, first as a PREP fellow, and more recently (since 2021) as an NRC postdoctoral fellow. The fellowship supports his research proposal to develop a multiscale modeling framework for 3D printing of cement/concrete. In his work at NIST, he has built computational models to study suspension rheology and the hydration/cohesion of cementitious materials. His recent work is focused on analyzing the connection between suspension microstructure and macroscopic rheological parties. In addition, he is currently working towards developing modeling tools to predict cement rheology, from first principles, for the purposes of 3D printing concrete.

Created October 1, 2019, Updated June 30, 2022