We are pleased to report that, in the past two months, two esteemed institutions have conferred their distinguished achievement awards on Holtec’s founder and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh. 

On May 1, 2023, it was announced that Dr. Kris Singh, a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, will be inducted into the Florida’s Inventors Hall of Fame located on the University of South Florida campus in Tampa, Florida. This award cites Dr. Singh for his prodigious output of patents (over 180), many of which have been impactful, even transformative, in the nuclear industry. 

Dr. Singh Against a Silhouette of the Wall of Patents at Holtec’s Technology Campus in Camden, NJ; A Similar Photo Will Be Installed in the Balcony in the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Along With Other Illustrious Floridian Inventors on the Day of the Induction Celebration on October 6, 2023.

The second recognition, the Trailblazer award, was conferred on Dr. Singh on June 21, 2023 by the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council (U.S. NIC) during its Advanced Reactor Summit event in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vice Chair of the U.S. NIC, Honorable Jeffrey S. Merrifield, a former presidential appointee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and current Pillsbury Winthrop law firm Partner and Global Energy Team Leader, recounted Dr. Singh’s prolific contributions to nuclear energy in numerous areas, such as wet and dry storage of spent nuclear fuel, transportation of high-level nuclear waste, development of the SMR-160 gravity-driven reactor and noted his achievements in advancing the state-of-the-art in energy storage technologies, manufacturing processes, and a more effective solar energy collection system. 

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Singh hailed the growing public acceptance of new nuclear and its immense potential to help decarbonize our carbon-choked planet. While optimistic about the industry’s prospects, he cautioned the nuclear supply industry against the specter of rising costs that have smothered nuclear’s renaissance in the past.