Michael Webber

Associate Director, Center for International Energy & Environmental Policy, Jackson School of Geosciences;

Co-Director, Clean Energy Incubator, Austin Technology Incubator;

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering;

University of Texas at Austin

In addition to being an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Webber is associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy in the Jackson School of Geosciences, co-director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, and Fellow of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He has authored over 75 scientific articles, books and book chapters, holds several patents, and has given numerous talks, including testimony to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a lecture at the United Nations. Prior to joining UT-Austin, Dr. Webber worked on energy, innovation, manufacturing, and national security issues at the RAND Corporation, and served as a senior scientist at Pranalytica. He has been selected as a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly, an American Memorial Marshall Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, and an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow. He was an originator of the Pecan Street Project to implement innovative electricity and water utilities in Austin, Texas. Dr. Webber holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.