Wayne Archibald, Ph.D
Director, Renewable Energy Technology & Solar
PV Training Programs
Dr. Wayne E. Archibald is a visionary, lecturer, and entrepreneur in renewable energy, with more than two decades of extensive experience. He has held a number of roles in the sector during his impressive career and has facilitated training for leading regional and international agencies including:
• The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
• United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
• North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
Dr. Archibald is currently a lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in the Faculty of Science and Technology. He has received several grants from national and international agencies including:
• The National Science Foundation
• The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Education
• The United Nations Environment Programme
• The US Department of Energy
Dr. Archibald has completed foundational work on energy development in the US Virgin Islands and has been instrumental in providing solutions and pertinent information on energy and environmental issues to government offices including:
• The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection
• Executives from the VI Governor’s Energy Office and VI Water & Power Authority
• Senate Legislative Body of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Early in his career, Dr. Archibald joined the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier for three years and provided yeoman service in the USVI National Guard for another four years. Having completed his studies, he had a five-year stint in the semiconductor industry as a Product Development Engineer for digital and analogue devices at Texas Instruments in Dallas and Maxim Integrated Products in Oregon.
Dr. Archibald has served as:
• Assistant Professor of Chemical and Physical Sciences in the College of Science and Math at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI)
• Founding Director, Caribbean Green Technology Center, University of the Virgin Islands
• Appointed Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University where his research on materials for fuel cells was funded by the National Science Foundation Leadership Development Initiative for young
investigators. Dr. Archibald’s collaboration with the Army Research Lab in Aberdeen, Maryland during his tenure at UVI, as a visiting scientist, afforded him the opportunity to have his work used for outreach and educational purposes.
Dr. Archibald is a co-author of the Caribbean chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment produced by the US Global Change Research Program. His publication, “Islands in the Sun and the Solar Power Deployment Initiative in the US Virgin Islands” was featured on the cover of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE) Electrification Magazine (March 2015 issue).
Dr. Archibald obtained his Associate of Science in Physics and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (with Honours) from the University of the Virgin Islands, and completed his Masters of Science and Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.