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Lord Alec Broers

Professor Lord Alec Broers

Member of the British House of Lords, UK

Professor Lord (Alec) Broers FREng FRS Kt DL is a Member of the British House of Lords, UK.

He has serves as President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee (2004-2007) and Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1996-2003). He was educated at Melbourne University and the University of Cambridge and worked in the research and development laboratories of IBM in the USA for 19 years, becoming an IBM Fellow and ultimately holding responsibility for the development of chip technologies. His personal research concerned electron microscopes and the fabrication of nanoelectronic devices but his interests cover most aspects of the development of technology.

He returned to the UK in 1984 as Head of Electrical Engineering at Cambridge University and Fellow of Trinity College. He subsequently became Head of the Department of Engineering and Master of Churchill College before becoming Vice Chancellor. He was a Director of Vodafone for nine years and has served on the boards of several high technology start-up companies.

Lord Broers was knighted in 1998 and created a Life Peer in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Engineering.

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