National Academy of Inventors: Two Penn Fellows

  • February 13, 2018
  • vol 64 issue 23
  • Honors
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caption: Mark G. Allencaption: Krishna SinghMark G. Allen and Krishna P. Singh, have been elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Selection Committee choose Fellows that “have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”

Dr. Allen currently serves as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) at Penn Engineering and is a pioneer in the field of micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS, and nanofabrication technology. Dr. Allen has published approximately 120 journal articles and holds approximately 40 patents.

Dr. Singh is the founder, president and CEO of Holtec International and a Penn Trustee, as well as a member of the Board of Overseers of Penn Engineering and a Penn alumnus. Dr. Singh is also 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). 

The NAI was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.