about the author

At the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Michael E. Webber is deputy director of the Energy Institute, co-director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, and professor of mechanical engineering. He has developed Energy 101, a popular energy literacy Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and course app, and created and hosted the PBS television special, Energy at the Movies. He also holds four patents and writes and lectures extensively on energy and other topics. He lives in Austin, Texas.