Dr. Mary Archer is a scientist specialising in the direct conversion
of solar energy to chemical fuels or electric power. Amongst her many
contributions to academic and public life, Dr Archer is President of
the National Energy Foundation,
which promotes energy efficiency; Visiting Professor at Imperial
College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology; Vice-Chairman of
Addenbrooke's NHS Trust; and has served on the DTI Energy Advisory
Panel and as a Trustee of the Science Museum. Dr Archer is a
Companion of the Institute of Energy and was Chairman of the National
Energy Foundation from 1988 to 2000.
Mary Archer obtained her PhD in physical chemistry at Imperial College, London.
She spent 10 years as Official Fellow and College Lecturer in
Chemistry at Newnham College, Cambridge, and Lector in Chemistry at Trinity College, Cambridge.
She is editor of a
series of books published by Imperial College Press on
Photoconversion of Solar Energy,
with titles including Clean Electricity from Photovoltaics
and Molecular to Global Photosynthesis.