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2022 Gold Medal Recipient


Dr. Ripi Singh is an innovation coach, helping organizations cultivate resourceful and resilient mindset. From mentoring young minds to coaching business owners, from startups to growth companies, from commodities to futuristic technologies, he’s engaged in projects across Europe, Asia, and US. Prior to this, Ripi was Director of R&D at Alstom Power (now GE), Advanced Technology Manager for Pratt & Whitney (Now Raytheon), Chief Engineer at Karta Technologies (Now NCI), and an engineering professor focused on aviation safety.

Since 2018, he has been driving NDE 4.0 in very close collaboration with Dr. Johannes Vrana, who equally deserves this award. Together they published “The World of NDE 4.0 – Let the Journey begin”.

Ripi voluntarily serves as US expert developing ISO 56000 guidance standards for innovation management; advisory to several universities around the world; International Association of Innovation Professionals; guest editor for Springer Nature; associate editor for Materials Evaluation; Vice Chair of Global Special Interest Group on NDE 4.0, and Chair of ASNT NDE 4.0 Committee. Earlier in 2000 he was the founding co-chair for the ASNT POD committee.

Ripi has won numerous national and corporate honors, authored 12 books, 100+ publications, delivered 300+ lectures. He won the President of India Cash Prize for outstanding research, the Calcutta Convention Award for excellence in Technical Education, a Tata Fellowship for research, and qualified for US citizenship as Outstanding Researcher with Extraordinary Ability.

He holds a PhD in Engineering and MS in Business Strategy. His personal interests include dance, photography, travelling, and study of different religions and cultures.