David J. Singh

Materials Science and Technology Division

For contributions to the methodology for electronic structure calculations and in applications to diverse classes of materials.

David J. SinghSingh is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, with a Ph.D. in Physics in 1985. He did postdoctoral work at the College of William and Mary and the Naval Research Laboratory. He became a staff scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory and served as head of the Theory of Functional Materials Section. He joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2004.

Singh, of the Materials Science and Technology Division, is a condensed matter theorist who is internationally recognized for his contributions to the methodology for electronic structure calculations and in applications to diverse classes of materials. His work in condensed matter and materials physics, superconductivity, radiation detection, and thermoelectric materials has resulted in growing programs that span the interface between basic and applied research.

With more than 300 scientific papers to his credit, Singh is a sought-after speaker at leading technical conferences. His honors include the 2008 UT-Battelle Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology and the Naval Research Laboratory E.O. Hulburt Award. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and serves on the editorial boards of Phase Transitions and Functional Materials Letters. Singh is a member of the Publication Oversight Committee of the American Physical Society and was recently elected to the American Physical Society Division of Computational Physics Executive Committee.

He was named a corporate fellow in 2009.