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Michael E. Webber

Michael E. Webber

As 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, Dr. Michael E. Webber trains the next generation of energy leaders at the University of Texas at Austin through research and education at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization. He has authored more than 200 publications, holds 4 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” closed with record results in December. Webber holds a B.S. and B.A. from UT Austin and M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford. 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.

Memo to next president: Here's how to avoid our history of energy policy mistakes

Sep 20, 2016 05:52 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

With all of the hubbub surrounding this years presidential election, something important has slipped by with little notice: Despite the fact that it affects our economy, environment and national security, the candidates...

Can the oil and gas boom teach us how to fix drug problems in America?

May 09, 2016 12:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Perhaps youve heard of the heavy energy footprint of indoor marijuana farms. But this is just one of a number of surprising and important connections between the energy and drug industries. Most important, both...

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