Michael Webber, Ph.D.

Deputy Director and Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cockrell School of Engineering

UT Austin

Michael E. Webber, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. In this capacity, Dr. Webber trains the next generation of energy leaders through research and education at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization. He has authored more than 200 publications, holds four patents, and serves on the advisory board for Scientific American. His television special Energy at the Movies is currently in national syndication on PBS stations, and his massive open online course (MOOC) "Energy 101" launched globally in September 2013 to over 42,000 students. Dr. Webber holds a B.S. and a B.A. from UT Austin, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He was honored as an American Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow, and on three separate occasions by The University of Texas for exceptional teaching.