Prof. (Dr) V. R. Singh, Ph.D. (Electrical Engg), IIT-Delhi and Life Fellow, IEEE and LF-IETE, LF-IEI, LF-ASI/USI and LF-IFUMB/WFUMB, has over 38 years of research-cum-teaching experience in India and abroad (University of Toronto – Canada, KU Leuven – Belgium, Korea University – South Korea, TU Delft – Netherlands, University of Surrey/ Southampton – UK, PTB – Germany and others). He has been at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, as a Director-grade-Scientist/Head of Instrumentation, Sensors & Biomedical Measurements and Standards, as well as a Distinguished Professor (AICTE/INAE) jointly with Thapar University. His outstanding intellectual contribution includes over 350 papers, 250 talks, 260 conference papers, 4 books, 14 patents and 30 consultancies to his credit. Under his guidance, 35 PhD scholars have earned PhD degrees while others are working with him. He is the Advisor to the PDM University.
Dr. Singh has been the Associate Editor of IEEE Sensor Journal (2010-2016); Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements (TIM); Editorial Board Member of Biomedical Engineering Letters (BMEL) and Regional Editor of International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET). Apart from this, he is an editorial/reviewer boards for many other journals such as Sensors & Actuators (Switzerland), IEEE Transaction on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Journal of Computers in Electrical Engineering (USA) etc.
He is the recipient of awards by INSA (Indian National Science Academy) 1974, NPL 1973, Thapar Trust 1983, ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research) 1984, Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine 1985, Asian Federation of Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 1987, IE-I (Institution of Engineers – India) 1988/1991, IEEE EMBS 1999 and IEEE 2010/2011/2014, Sir CV Raman Award by Acoustical Society of India 2018 for his outstanding contributions, and Best AE Award 2020 of IEEE TIM. He has served as Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE EMBS (2018-2020), IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2019-2021), IEEE Systems Council (2020-2021) and INSA-YSA (2019-to date). Dr. V.R. Singh has served as the expert on the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) A F HARVEY SEARCH AND SELECTION PANEL for Research Award in Medical Engineering and Technology, for the year 2020. This is the most prestigious of academic honor. The IET is hosted at Michael Faraday House, Hertfordshire, UK.
He has served as the Guest Editor of Special Issues of JASI on Physical Acoustics and Ultrasonics (2016-17) and Medical Acoustics (2017-18) as well as on IETE Technical Review journal on Transducers (2002). Dr. Singh is the Chair of IEEE EMBS/IMS Delhi Chapter, Immediate Past President of Acoustical Society of India and current Vice-President of Ultrasonic Society of India and has been the Vice-President of Instrumentation Society of India, Vice-President of IFSUMB, Secretary of IEEE India Council and the Chairman of IEEE-Delhi Section. Dr. Singh is a Member of IEEE Standards Association. He was also a Council Member of WFUMB (Australia) Ultrasound Safety and Standards. He has served as the Chair or a Member of BIS Committee on Electro-Medical Committee in the past and presently, he is the Chairman of BIS-MHD-15 Committee. Dr. Singh has also been the session chair, plenary/keynote/invited speaker and on advisory boards of world congresses and national/international conferences the world over. He has been the Conference Organizer of WESPAC-2018 in New Delhi, as well as other mega events. He is the Vice-Chair of LMAG Delhi and EC Member of R10 LM Committee, etc.
His main areas of interest are nano-electronic devices, sensors and transducers, biomedical instrumentation, biomedical standards, computer modelling and simulation, biomedical ultrasonics/medical acoustics, POCT devices, neuro-sensors/implants, nano-cancer-technology, cancer hyperthermia, tissue characterisation, lithotripsy, IoT, WSN and u-health care engineering.