Monica Oliphant

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Monica Oliphant
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Monica Oliphant speaking at an awards ceremony in 2016
Born Monica Viviene Kammer
(1940-08-04) 4 August 1940 (age 76)
Ilford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Citizenship Australian
Nationality British
Fields Physics
Institutions University of South Australia
Alma mater University of London
University of Adelaide
Spouse Michael Oliphant

Monica Viviene Oliphant AO (née Kammer;[1] born 4 August 1940 in Ilford)[2] is a British–Australian research scientist, specialising in solar energy. She was President of the International Solar Energy Society from 2008 to 2009 and is an adjunct associate professor at the University of South Australia. She has a master's degree in physics from the University of London and worked for almost 20 years as an energy research scientist for the Electricity Trust of South Australia, but since 2000 has been an independent consultant specialising in residential energy efficiency and renewable energy.[3][4] In 2002, Oliphant won the SA Great Environmental Award.[5]

Monica was named the 2016 Senior South Australian of the Year[6]