The Webber Energy Group is a research group at UT Austin. We analyze energy and environmental problems at the intersection of engineering, science and public policy. Our research is organized in four broad topic areas.

Energy-Water Nexus

Energy Systems Modeling

Alternative Transportation Fuels

Nexus of Food, Waste and Energy

Recent News

  • It’s Award Season at WEG

    With the Oscars on Sunday, it’s worth reviewing the impressive accolades earned by Webber Energy Group members in the past couple of weeks.

    The Central Texas Section of ASME named… » Read article

  • Dr. Webber wins Butler Award

    The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a division of the IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, honored Dr. Michael Webber on Wednesday with the inaugural John Sibley Butler Distinguished… » Read article

  • Thermal Power Plant Cooling

    The American Society for Mechanical Engineers recently published a compendium of commentary titled Thermal Power Plant Cooling: Context and Engineering for which Webber Energy Group alum Dr. Carey King served as… » Read article

  • December Webber Energy Group Graduates

    Colin Meehan and Elizabeth Waite graduated this December from the Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences.  Elizabeth found employment with URS Corporation and Colin… » Read article

  • Dr. Webber’s Op-Ed in the New York Times

    Dr. Michael Webber’s op-ed titled “How to Overhaul the Gas Tax,” ran in The New York Times on 24 December and was subsequently syndicated across the entire country.  Check out the… » Read article

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Michael E. Webber, PhD

Michael WebberDirector

As an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, and Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, 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.