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Many of the world’s top energy researchers call The University of Texas at Austin home, with more than 300 energy experts at work in schools, colleges and research centers dispersed across the UT campus.
To facilitate access to this world-class expertise, the Energy Institute has prepared a comprehensive Energy Experts Guide that allows visitors to search for faculty experts and other researchers by broad area of study, keyword, or individual researcher name.Results for: "renewable energy"
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
+1 512 471 5879
Expertise: Analysis of restructured electricity markets and electric transmission; Electricity system analysis, operations, and planning; Vulnerability of electric grids to terrorist attack; Very large-scale integration circuit analysis
Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Biosciences
+1 512 471 3364
Expertise: Cellulose is the most abundant macromolecule on earth, yet details about its biosynthesis and structure remain unclear. We are using broad, interdisciplinary advances and tools to study cellulose and its biosynthesis.
Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8946
Expertise: Busby is the author of several studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the German Marshall Fund, and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Busby is one of the lead researchers in the Strauss Center project on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), a $7.6 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also written on U.S.-China relations on climate change for CNAS and Resources for the Future.
Professor and George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
+1 512 471 3080
Expertise: Process control; Modeling; Optimization; Energy systems; Combined heat and power; Fault detection; Data analytics; Energy policy; Alternative and renewable energy; Smart Grid
Director, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 232 1628
Expertise: Microgrid performance; electrical process in algal biofuels production; electrical insulation; Electricity generation and storage; space power; electric energy; standards; technology policy; university-industry-government collaboration in technology; technology and economic development; electric guns; hybrid electric vehicles; electric locomotives; flywheel batteries; electric generators and motors; high voltage; environment & earth science.
Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology
+1 512 471 1428
Expertise: Salt tectonics, 3-D computer modeling, kinematic models for evolution and growth of salt structures, structural geology, cross-section restoration and balancing, seismic interpretation
Department Chair, Department of Geological Sciences
+1 512 471 4282, +1 512 471 3519
Expertise: Carbonate sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, reservoir characterization, basin analysis, seismic interpretation, seismic stratigraphy, paleokarst analysis, carbonate diagenesis
Lecturer, Business, Government and Society
+1 512 471 5468
Expertise: Energy and renewable energy generation, usage, conservation, policy, and education; energy systems approaches; energy return on energy invested, net energy; carbon capture and sequestration; nexus of water and energy; renewable energy and electricity integration
Professor and Matthew Van Winkle Regents Professorship in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
+1 512 471 5633
Expertise: Nanotechnology can be defined as the study of material properties and interactions on a nanometer length scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the rational self-assembly and fabrication of nanostructures with atomic detail. This research finds applications in microelectronics and photonics, spintronics, coatings, sensors and biotechnology.
Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
+1 512 232 5691
Expertise: Random vibration; Structural dynamics; Structural reliability; Atmospheric inflow turbulence simulation for wind turbine loads analysis; Computational methods for windstorm field generation; Performance of deepwater offshore platforms; Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
Associate Dean for Research, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 5057, +1 512 471 4697
Expertise: Dr. Rai's principal research interests are in technological change, innovation and diffusion; economics of climate change/integrated assessment models; and energy and development. His research combines energy systems modeling with the political economy of energy markets to understand how changes in energy technologies, market conditions, policies and regulation, and environment could impact energy generation. The emphasis of his research is on interdisciplinary and integrative research in engineering and policy to ensure that the insights from his policy research are rooted in the underlying technical realties.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
+1 512 471 3371
Expertise: Electromagnetic transient and electric power quality in power systems; Development of intelligent systems for enabling self-healing and self-restoring power systems; Wind power interconnection and integration
Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1268
Expertise: A specialist in oil and gas law, Professor Smith is co-author of the leading casebook on Oil and Gas Law (West, 6th ed., 2013), and the leading treatise on Texas Law of Oil and Gas (3 volumes, 2nd ed., LEXIS, 1998-2013). Other co-authored books on oil and gas law include Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation (4th ed., 2004), and International Petroleum Transactions (3rd ed., 2010). He is also co-author of Cases and Materials on Property (Foundation, 9th ed., 2008) and Texas Wind Law (Lexis 2011).
Director, Bureau of Economic Geology
+1 512 471 0209, +1 512 471 1534
Expertise: Global energy supply and demand, Technology Administration, Multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, Carbonate sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, 3-D reservoir modeling, Resource assessment.
Professor and C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in US-Mexico Relations, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 6302
Expertise: Latin American urbanization, contemporary Mexican politics, community development and housing policy in developing countries, planning in Mexico City, colonia-type housing in the United States, US-Mexico relations, Governance and politics and Latin America