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Les Shephard
Solving pressing energy issues

Les Shephard, a world-renowned expert in energy and water issues, has come to UTSA to help solve the world’s most pressing energy issues.

Dr. Shephard is director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA. He inspires and leads research on alternative energy sources, while exploring best practices for the energy industry. Shephard’s work has resulted in a game-changing $50 million partnership between San Antonio’s utility, CPS Energy, and the university.

It is an endowed chair, a gift from USAA, that helped the university recruit such a respected, cutting-edge researcher to San Antonio. As the USAA Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Engineering, he is leading the charge, pairing his expertise in energy with his passion for the resources of Texas. With Shephard and additional private support, the institute will create new knowledge that ensures San Antonio is a national leader in energy solutions, creating exceptional economic and sustainable energy opportunities for our state that will benefit generations to come.

Give now to support experts like Shephard who are working to find answers.

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