Adjunct Professor of Engineering
Center For Building Performance and Diagnostics
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(1948) BS Chemical Engineering, Mathematics; Carnegie Institute of Technology
(1953) PhD Chemical Engineering, Mathematics; University of Delaware
(1951-1953) Instructor in Chemical Engineering; University of Delaware
(1953-1960) Assistant Professor, Associate Professor; Carnegie Institute of Technology
(1960-1990) Manager of the Process Engineering Department, Consulting Engineer; Westinghouse Electric Research & Development Laboratories
(1987) National Academy of Engineering ; Westinghouse Order of Merit (highest corporate achievement award, for work in fuel cell and coal gasification development)
(1990-present) Adjunct Professor; Carnegie Mellon University
(1990-present) Consultant ; U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Westinghouse Power Systems: Siemens Westinghouse Fuel Cell Division; Calderon Energy; BP
Professor Archer has had thirty-two years experience in research and development related to fossil and nuclear fuel processing and power generation. For 10 years, Professor Archer directed a program to develop a coal fueled, solid electrolyte fuel cell power system -- including coal gasification, fuel gas cleaning, cell design and production, and system optimization. This program was sponsored by the U. S. Office of Coal Research, Air Force, and NASA -- approximately, $4.7 million. This work continues at Westinghouse -- a 250 kW natural gas fired system is now being fabricated.
For 13 years, Professor Archer initiated and directed a program to develop a coal gasification, hot gas cleaning, gas turbine based power generation system -- including the design, construction, and operation of a fluidized bed coal gasification, hot gas cleaning process development unit, PDU; the development of processes and equipment for the removal of H2S, particulates, and alkali compounds from the low BTU fuel gas product; the test of modified gas turbine combustors on low BTU fuel gas; the analysis and test of the effects of corrosives and particulates on gas turbine expanders. This program Was sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy -- approximately $85 million. The coal gasification and hot fuel gas cleaning technology developed in this program is now being installed as the Pinon Pines Power Station of Sierra Pacific Power.
Professor Archer has had fourteen years experience teaching at a university level. His courses include metallurgy, thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, process control, engineering analysis, thermal analysis, and energy conversion. Professor Archer's recent overall Faculty Course Evaluations scored 4.5 out of 5.0.
• A. Bharadwaj, D. H. Archer, E.S. Rubin; Modeling the Performance of a Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, Accepted for publication in the ASME International Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 2005
• A. Bharadwaj, D. H. Archer, E.S. Rubin; Modeling the Performance of a Flattened Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, Accepted for publication in the ASME International Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 2005
• Hartkopf, V, D. H. Archer, V. Loftness, A. Aziz, R. Brahme, V. Srivastava, H. Yin, and C. Zhai, (2005) “Building As Power Plant”, Chapter 6 in Part 3 - merging Technologies and Tools, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Editors Yang, J., Brandon, P. S., and Sidwell A. C., Blackwell Publishing, UK
• Hartkopf, Volker, David Archer, Rohini Brahme, and Honxi Yin. “A Fuel Cell Based Energy Supply System for a Multi-Purpose Building.“ Paper presented at “Ideaction 2003,” the Fourteenth National Conference of the Facility Management Association of Australia Limited (FMA Australia), Sydney, Australia, May 7-9, 2003.
• Hartkopf, Volker H., David H. Archer, and Hongxi Yin. “A Fuel Cell Based Energy Supply System for a Multi Purpose Building. Shanghai International Building Energy Forum, Shanghai, P.R. China, March 12, 2003.