Michelle Wilber

Research Engineer

Email: mmwilber@alaska.edu
Phone: 907-350-1663


  • Beneficial and Equitable Electrification
  • Data Collection and Management
  • Energy, Equity and Justice
  • Energy Transitions
  • Power System Modeling
  • Solar PV
  • Sensor Development
  • Arctic Energy Systems


Michelle Wilber is a research engineer at ACEP, working on projects ranging from investigating solar energy potential in Alaska to analyzing electric vehicle energy use in the state.

She has a B.S. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from UAA. She has worked as an engineering geologist, as an organic gardening coordinator, in energy efficiency outreach, and as a park ranger in Katmai National Park and Preserve. All of Wilber’s education and work experiences come together in solving the problems of finding sustainable energy sources in the Arctic.

Wilber grew up in Alaska and enjoys taking the dog hiking, camping, ice-skating and skiing, but a lot of cozy indoor time as well. She is thrilled to be doing work that she hopes will continue to make Alaska a great place to live for her family and all Alaskans.