President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Kris Singh is the Founder, President and CEO of Holtec International. Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1972), a Masters in Engineering Mechanics also from Penn (1969), and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri (Ranchi University), India (1967). Dr. Singh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2013 for his seminal impact in the energy sector of mechanical engineering. He was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1987 for his numerous contributions to heat exchange technologies. Dr. Singh is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania (since 1974) and Michigan (since 1982).
A widely published author in scientific journals (over 70 technical papers, one textbook and numerous symposia volumes) and a prolific inventor (over 70 patents granted), Dr. Singh has led Holtec International since the company’s inception, building it into a technological powerhouse respected for its engineered goods and services around the world with nine major operations centers in three countries and an active business presence on four continents. Over 120 nuclear plants around the world employ Holtec’s systems and equipment in safety-significant applications, many based on Dr. Singh’s patents. In keeping with its reputation as the nation’s premier energy technology innovator, Holtec International is the world’s only energy company engaged in the global technology race to develop a “walk away safe” small modular reactor without relying on any government subsidies.
Dr. Singh serves on the following boards: Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Board of Overseers of the University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System based in Camden, New Jersey, Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council (Washington, DC), Board of Directors of the Nuclear Energy Institute (Washington, DC), Board of Directors of Holtec International (Chairman), Advisory Board to the Nuclear Engineering Department, UC Berkeley, California, and Board of Directors of the KPS Charitable Foundation (Chairman). The Foundation’s signature accomplishment is the opening of the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.