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Featured Profile: David Singh


David Singh

Globally renowned physicist Dr. David Singh conducts pioneering research on superconductors and other materials.

A superconductor is a material, often metal, that conducts electricity without resistance at low temperatures. Potential applications range from medical imaging to power generation to high-speed travel. Singh has made major contributions to scientists’ understanding of how iron-based superconductors work. He is also recognized internationally for inventing new ways to calculate how atoms are arranged in various materials. A highly influential scholar, he ranks in the top one percent of physicists for number of citations, with a single article cited more than 14,000 times and several others cited in the thousands.

Singh made many of his discoveries as head of the Theory of Functional Materials Section at the Naval Research Laboratory, winning the Sigma-Xi Pure Science Award and the E.O. Hulbert Award, their highest scientific honor. He then moved to the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he received two Directors Awards for his work and became a corporate fellow.

Singh joined the University of Missouri in 2015. His current research interests include new electronic structure methods, magnetic oxides, piezoelectric materials, superconductors and thermoelectrics.

Dr. David Singh is a professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Science. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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