Dr. Prabhakar Singh holds the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Endowed Chair Professor position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Professor Singh obtained a PhD and MS (Distinction) degree in metallurgy from the University of Sheffield, England and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India, respectively.  Dr. Singh also holds an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Singh has authored and coauthored more than 200 peer reviewed papers and holds more than 50 US patents and trade secrets in advanced metallic and ceramic functional materials; manufacturing process optimization; catalysis and hydrocarbon fuel processing, hydrogen separation and electrical management of fuel cell systems. He is a Fellow of ASM International (Class of 1998), American Ceramic Society (Class of 2003), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (Class of 2008), Washington Academy of Science (Class of 2009) and Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2013).  Professor Singh held several key technical and management positions at US DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ford Motor Company and Siemens Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he was responsible for the technology development, systems integration, and product testing.