Dr. Michael E. Webber



  • Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Michael E. Webber is based in Paris, France where he serves as the
Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy &
infrastructure services company. Webber is also the Josey Centennial
Professor in Energy Resources, Author, and Professor of Mechanical
Engineering, at the University of Texas at Austin where he trains the
next generation of energy leaders through research and education at
the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization.  His first
book, Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival, which
addresses the connection between earth’s most valuable resources and
offers a hopeful approach toward a sustainable future, is receiving wide
praise. His upcoming book Power Trip: the Story of Energy will be
published May 7, 2019 with a 6-part companion series on PBS shortly
afterwards.  He was selected as a Fellow of ASME and as a member of
the 4 th class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, which is a
leadership training program organized by Presidents George W. Bush
and William J. Clinton. Webber has authored more than 400
publications, holds 5 patents, and serves on the advisory board
for Scientific American. A successful entrepreneur, Webber was one of
three founders in 2015 for an educational technology startup, DISCO
Learning Media, which was acquired in 2018 by Probility Media.
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 four separate occasions by the University of
Texas for exceptional teaching.

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Contact Information
T: (512) 475-6867
E: webber@mail.utexas.edu

Assistant to the Webber Energy Group:

Sarah De Berry-Caperton

(512) 471-7838

Office Location:
ETC 6.106EA

Office Hours:
by appointment only