Dan Singleton

Transient Plasma Systems

Singleton is the CEO of Transient Plasma Systems (TPS). He completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at LMU and then a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), where he also received USC’s Cardinal and Gold Award for leadership and a certificate in Technology Commercialization. 

His first startup was at LMU, where he co-founded a company selling skateboards with a design that has been replicated and standardized in the industry.

He has led TPS since co-founding it in 2009 while still working on his Ph.D. TPS sold its first product, built in his garage in El Segundo, to an aerospace company in 2009. In the middle of 2014, TPS moved from the garage to an office and hired its first non-founder employee. By 2015, TPS had crossed a major annual revenue milestone and won a prestigious $100,000 award from Ocean Exchange for developing a technology that can positively change the world. TPS closed an $8.5M Series A in 2019, and Dr. Singleton now leads the team at TPS to develop multiple applications of nanosecond pulsed power technology that will improve human and environmental health and open new pathways to innovation. In addition to his work at TPS and in the scientific community, Dr. Singleton is an experienced commercial-rated pilot with multiple licenses and ratings including instrument, helicopter, multi-engine and seaplane, and as an aerobatic pilot he won first place in the primary category at an International Aerobatic Club competition​.