Dr. Kris Singh

Dr. Kris Singh, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Singh is the President and CEO of Holtec International. He founded Holtec in 1986 as a small engineering company and nurtured its steady rise into a multi-national fortress of technology with its business footprint in 18 countries on five continents. An intrepid entrepreneur and a socially conscious industrialist, Dr. Singh is building a $290 million Holtec Technology Campus on the Delaware River in Camden, NJ to create much needed employment in America’s poorest city. The ongoing revitalization of Camden’s industrial landscape under Dr. Singh’s leadership is an echo of Holtec’s transformative impact on the technological landscape of the global commercial nuclear power industry. Thanks to the steady stream of design innovations produced by its technical cadre’, Holtec is widely held to be pre-eminent in the area of management of used nuclear fuel. The company’s “walk away” safe small modular nuclear reactor called SMR-160 has been hailed by industry leaders as a “game changer ” for commercial nuclear power and important to the continuance of uranium as a viable clean energy source to the energy- starved world.

Dr. Singh was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2013 for his impact on advancing the state-of-the-art in the energy generation industry and was awarded the Thomas Alva Edison award in 2015 by the Edison Foundation for his ecologically and environmentally impactful inventions.

In the academic realm, over the years, Dr Singh has taught numerous graduate level courses, published over 70 technical papers, authored several books & monographs, and contributed to the creation of a number of national codes and standards.

Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the American Nuclear Society. He is a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s board of trustees( 2009- ) and also of its board of Overseers for the School of Engineering and Applied Science ( 2005-) . In addition, he serves on the board of the Nuclear Energy Institute (1998- ), Cooper Health System (2013- ) and the KPS Foundation (2001- ), a charitable Singh family foundation whose signature contribution to the advancement of science is the completion of the “Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology” at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2013. The KPS Foundation is also active in improving child literacy and public sanitation in India.