Anup K. Singh, PhD

Anup K. Singh, PhD

Director, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense and Energy Technologies Center, Sandia National Laboratiories

Dr. Anup Singh is Director of Sandia’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense and Energy Technologies Center. He is also Director of Microfluidics at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, Program Lead for CBRN Defense within Sandia’s Energy and Homeland Security Portfolio, and an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.The CBRN Defense and Energy Technologies Center comprises four groups and ten departments with ~145 staff members at three geographically distributed locations: Albuquerque, NM; Emeryville, CA; and Livermore, CA. The Center performs exploratory science and develops technology to address pressing national needs in energy security, homeland security, and radiological and nuclear security.
Key sponsors include the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science (Basic Energy Sciences and Biological and Environmental Research), DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Nuclear Security Administration, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Sandia’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program.
In addition to his management role, Anup continues to lead research projects funded by NIH, DHS, DOE, and DTRA. His current research interests include applying microfluidic technology for clinical diagnostics and for biomarker discovery at single-cell resolution and developing high-throughput tools for biofuels research.
Anup joined Sandia in 1995 as a postdoctoral researcher and later became a staff scientist and led research projects in biodefense and bioenergy research. He moved into management in 2007 and served as manager of Sandia’s Biosystems Research Department for five years.
Anup received a PhD in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree of technology in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and delivered more than 150 presentations at national and international conferences. Moreover, his inventions have led to more than 40 patents and patent applications. Many of Anup’s inventions have been licensed to companies engaged in medical diagnostics and sensor technology development.

Plenary Panel P6 – Extreme Engineering/Global Challenges

Engineering infrastructure resiliency in the face of crises – whether natural or hostile in nature. Advancing capabilities to respond to future threats to global peace.